Remedy Recruitment Group are looking to recruit an Occupational Therapist on behalf of a local authority based in South East London.
The role of the Occupational Therapist is to provide an Intermediate Care Occupational Therapy Service for physically disabled people, and people with multiple and complex disabilities including those with mental health problems.
*** Start ASAP ***
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*** Up to £28 P.H ***
The successful Occupational Therapist will have the following duties:
Visit people at home or in bed based Intermediate Care, to carry out Occupational Therapy assessments of their functional abilities in relation to activities of daily living as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
To undertake Community Care Assessments as appropriate and work with colleagues in Support Planning to delivery personalized support plans.
Advise and support people and/or their carers (both formal and informal) in order to further their rehabilitation goals, giving individual counselling support as necessary.
Liaise with staff of residential establishments on the rehabilitation needs of physically disabled people in their care.
Recommend equipment to increase or maintain people's independence and/or assist their carers, and arrange its provision where applicable.
Recommend adaptations to increase or maintain people's independence and/or assist with the provision where appropriate, and ensure completed adaptations are satisfactory.
Teach the safe use of equipment, adaptations and alternative methods, to increase or maintain people's independence and/or assist carers.
Refer people on to internal and external agencies for other services/provisions as appropriate.
Encourage rehabilitation outside the home through liaison with Day Centres and other agencies and by setting up projects to meet specific needs.