An excellent opportunity has arisen to work in Occupational Therapy Access and Prevention Team.
We are looking to recruit one permanent Team Assistant to work Team Duty and Team Adaptation. Your role will be assessing people who have a disability or illness that affects everyday living. You will make recommendations for equipment and adaptations to promote independence and wellbeing to enable people to live within the community.
Aim: To complete effective and timely screening of all Occupational Therapy referrals which may involve complete telephone assessment, same day visits, major and minor adaptation, provision of equipment’s and signposting to ensure patients are safe in their home environment.
We are seeking Team Assistant who are proactive in their approach, open to change and enjoy the challenge of influencing and implementing new ways of working. You will supporting Occupational Therapy duty and adaptation team and Assisted Living Centre (ALC) by duty screening, remote assessment, same day duty visits, equipment assessment and provision. You will support the team with this development and demonstrate the value of OT in your practice. You will receive ongoing support and supervision from a Duty Occupational Therapist and range of training opportunities from the service.
The successful candidate must be able to make effective and efficient travel arrangements around the Dudley Borough.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
For further information please contact Muhammed Rahman on 01384 81 2763 or via email on: Muhammed.Rahman@dudley.gov.uk
NB. We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications
- Practical experiences working in Health and Social Care settings and working with adult with disabilities.
- Experience on range of equipment
- Manual handling experiences
• Remote assessment from Duty screening and work under supervision of qualified Occupational Therapist.
• Prevention - by providing immediate response to promote independence by the provision of equipment, avoiding and delaying the need for care and hospital avoidance
• Minor adaptations
• Equipment’s: experience on mobility and transfer, shower and bathing equipment’s.
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