Search Consultancy Ltd is currently looking for Occupational Therapists to work for a South Yorkshire based Local Authority. This position is on a contract basis starting as soon as possible and is paying a very competitive rate of pay.
Salary: £25.00 - £30.00 depending on experience
PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
To ensure the provision of effective, efficient personal care services according to agreed performance standards.
Specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention for disabled children and adults in accordance with the City Council's assessment and care management arrangements and prioritising need in the context of Putting People First.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To accept referrals and make visits to service users in their own homes and elsewhere.
To carry out a full assessment of the needs of disabled people and their carers, including equipment and adaptations needs, transfer techniques and social needs incorporating full consideration of the risks involved.
To obtain, deliver and demonstrate safe use of equipment to service users and carers following assessment. Making best use of resources to ensure equipment is installed within agreed timescales
To recommend adaptations and ensure that the installation meets the needs of the service-user.
To maintain a record of all action taken including visits, equipment issued and adaptations recommended.
To liaise with the Housing Technical Officers and contractor representatives visiting jointly where required.
To co-operate, liaise and refer to other services where appropriate in Communities, Housing Department, Health Service and the Independent sector.
To carry out joint visits with other personnel from Health and Community services where necessary.
To liaise with the Housing Directorate's Medical Rehousing team and carry out checks on the suitability of property for disabled people.
To offer advice, counselling and support to service-users and their carers including advice on welfare rights.
To provide information and advice on the availability of other services after initial assessment of intervention.
To contribute to projects, which facilitate developments and improvements in the Equipment and Adaptations service as directed by Head and Senior Occupational Therapists.
To contribute to project management work to facilitate and promote positive outcomes from Housing Initiatives.
Why Search Consultancy Ltd?
Since our first office opened thirty years ago, we've built an enviable reputation for providing high quality recruitment service. The Health and Social Care division at Search Consultancy Ltd is one of the largest providers of temporary healthcare workers. Your dedicated consultant will provide advice and work with you to find the perfect job.
If you are interested in this position, please apply online or contact Mike Shaw at the Manchester office.
Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age