Band 6 Speech & Language Therapist– Chingford & Waltham Abbey
Salary - £30,000 - £40,000
Our client is responsible for the delivery of effective Speech and Language Therapy services for vulnerable adults residing in community rehabilitation units, residential and supported living services who present with learning disabilities and complex needs.
They are now looking to recruit an The Occupational Therapist (Band 6) will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as an autonomous professional according to the College of Occupational Therapy ‘Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct’ and the ‘Health Professions Council Regulations’. Utilising Occupational Therapy skills to effectively assess, treat and provide ongoing evaluation of patients.
To provide specialised client-centred occupational therapy intervention to clients (aged 16 or over) who are resident in the community and are referred due to complex needs. This includes clients who may present with complex physical, cognitive, psychosocial and emotional needs due to pre-existing complex Learning disability and Autism backgrounds.
To work as an autonomous practitioner in managing a defined caseload of complex cases, in a community setting. To evidence problem solving and clinical reasoning skills in line with evidence-based and client-centred principles. To formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan designed to reduce the impact of disability, from an assessment of the client’s needs.
To be an influential member of the multidisciplinary team, providing expert, integrated, client-centred, goal-orientated rehabilitation.
To provide supervision, teaching and appraisal for junior occupational therapists, support workers, students and other members of the multidisciplinary team
To work collaboratively with members of the multidisciplinary team and contribute to the planning, development and evaluation of Sequence care group’s service provision. To continually engage with and contribute to the development of the provision of occupational therapy within community services
Managing a budget and stock control.
Clear written communication skills.
Fluent verbal communication skills and good command of English language.
Ability to cope and act positively when faced with challenges.
Genuine understanding and empathy with people.
Good interpersonal skills.
Autonomous and independent therapist.
Positive and professional manner.
Ability to work and communicate with a wide range of professionals as a member of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with clients and their families/carers
Ability to undertake all aspects of the occupational therapy process
Essential Skills & Requirements:
A minimum of 12 months postgraduate OT clinical experience.
Previous experience in a clinical learning
Evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development.
Ability to reflect and develop own practice.
Ability to contribute towards the training of other staff/students.
Willingness to train in TMA.
Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent.
HCPC Registration - licence to practice.
Registered member of RCSLT.
Providing clinical supervision to others.
Previous experience in an adult clinical learning disability/mental health community rehabilitation setting.
Research experience beyond undergraduate training.
Experience within social services
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