As a part of a strong and dynamic Regaining Independence Service (RIS) the role requires you to undertake strengths based assessments (as directed by Care Act 2014) utilising Occupational Therapy skills and knowledge to develop and implement a plan of support, aimed at improving wellbeing and delivering outcomes for people. RIS is a time limited reablement service providing rehabilitation for people who wish to regain or maintain ability in activities of daily living in their community. The RIS OT provides a reablement intervention plan along side our partner agency who deliver the reablement package. The OT will be required to assess and provide equipment and minor works and have good manual handling knowledge and ability ensuring the reablement programme is monitored and reviewed and the persons outcomes are met. The plan may include advice, information, the provision of assistive equipment and
recommendations for home adaptation. You`ll be expected to use up to date evidence based practice to inform your intervention and where appropriate carry out risk assessments and undertake assessments under the Mental capacity Act and/or Deprivation of Liberty safeguards. Linking people back into their communities, removing barriers to engagement and providing interventions that support resilience and maintain wellbeing is also essential to this role.
Qualifications and/or experience:
• Diploma /BSc Occupational Therapy or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification.
• Registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
• Undertake strengths based assessments and reviews; gather information, record accurately and make decisions to support the persons needs and outcomes.
• Proactively work with customers, carers, colleagues and other partners to achieve outcomes.
• Implement Occupational Therapy interventions, including prescribing assistive technology, designing adaptations to peoples homes and providing information and advice to prevent, reduce or delay the need for ongoing support.
• Record all interventions in line with policy and best practice recording principles.
• Remain up to date with all relevant legislation, policies and procedures and codes of conduct, through engaging with training and development, including maintaining continuing professional development (CPD).
• Contribute to the training and development of Occupational Therapy Assistants and students.
• Ensure adults and children are safeguarded by identifying and escalating concerns where required and contributing to safeguarding enquiries.
Diploma /BSc Occupational Therapy or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification.
Registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Manual handling knowledge
- Manual Handling
- Activities Of Daily Living (Ad Ls)