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Occupational Therapist - East London

Occupational Therapist - East London

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £28.00 - £30.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Holly Astrop

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Duration:

    On going

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Remedy Recruitment Group are currently seeking a Qualified Occupational Therapist to work for a Local Authority based within East London.

Job Description: The primary purpose of this role is to:

  • Undertake advanced holistic person-centred assessments, support planning and reviews of people with a range of health conditions and their carers, working within an integrated team using multi-disciplinary framework.
  • Advanced understanding of the legal social care framework and all relevant policies and procedures.
  • Undertake Mental Capacity assessments and develop an understanding of the best Interest Assessments.
  • Provide a person-centred service which enables people to optimise and maximise their abilities by utilising a strength-based model and whole family approach to all interventions.
  • Support people to maintain their independence, within their homes and by utilising support in the local community and their own personal networks.
  • To support and work collaboratively with health colleagues to ensure people receive the required health and social care support within the community, are discharged from hospital within agreed timeframes with appropriate support mechanisms in place, prevent hospital admission and pro-actively work with the principles of admission avoidance.
  • Will undertake OT specialist assessment and provide the support planning element if social care needs are identified for people and their carers.
  • Use advanced knowledge and skills to develop and advise on rehabilitation plans, promoting choice and independence, as well as advising on the need for adaptations which will promote the independence of disabled people.
  • Support service users and their carers during assessment, support planning and review to identify and purchase aids, assisted technology and adaptations and to fit, adjust and demonstrate their use within the person's home where appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain high professional standards, within your role and the service and promote integrated working methods within the service.
  • Take the lead in representing your team in working groups to develop service and practice improvements.
  • Contribute to maintaining quality standards, and ensure self and staff development is maintained.
  • Manage, plan, prioritise and progress cases of an advanced level of complexity, seeking support and suggesting resolutions for workload difficulties with due regard to service standards, targets and timescales.
  • Maintain clear communication with service users concerning expectations and progress, engage with concerns and resolve conflicts.
  • Promote effective communication within the team and with colleagues internal and external of the organisation.
  • Provide a wide range of information and advice to people in order to promote independence in the community.
  • Assess and evaluate risk and produce skilled risk assessments in partnership with service users and carers, where required putting in place appropriate interventions, strategies and contingency plans to mitigate risk and to protect vulnerable adults.
  • Use advanced knowledge and skills to develop and advise on rehabilitation plans, promoting choice and independence. Support the team to meet performance requirements and outcomes and ensure data is recorded in line with organisational requirements.
  • Demonstrate ability to use advanced analytical skills, using professional judgment to deliver holistic interventions using a wide range of evidenced-based practice.
  • Undertake the legal and statutory duties of the post, as required by the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act, Deprivation of Liberty and any other appropriate legislation.
  • Have an advanced understanding of appropriate legislation and how it impacts on practice.
  • Be responsible for managing complex safeguarding issues and ensure they are progressed in line with the Council's and Health's policies and procedures.
  • Write court reports for the Court of Protection, magistrate and County Court in line with statutory duties and attend court to provide professional evidence as required.
  • Mentor, support and provide guidance to unqualified staff, trainees and work placement employees.
  • Promote and implement social care principles and practices within an integrated setting with health, providing skilled professional guidance on the application of social care legislation relevant to your role.
  • Support, mentor and supervise newly qualified staff, junior staff and unqualified staff within the team.
  • Undertake assessments on behalf of the Housing Department, to assess the needs of people applying for rehousing on medical grounds and of the suitability of housing offered.
  • Completion of void inspection assessments with a view to screening suitability for prospective housing applicants.
  • Ensure collaborative working with housing departments in making appropriate recommendations for adaptations to people's homes.

You must be HCPC registered.

Please apply to this advert with your most recent CV. Alternatively please call Holly at Remedy on 0208 418 7676.