Occupational Therapist

Location
Heathcote House, Heathcote Lane, Heathcote, Warwick CV34 6SR
Salary
£27,668 - £30,153 per annum
Posted
20 Apr 2017
Closes
16 May 2017
Job Ref
WARW000003302
Contract Type
Permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

The new HomeFirst service was launched in January 2017. HomeFirst is an integrated health and social care service. The Service enables customers to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible with the focus on promoting independence. It aims to do this by supporting people to continue living at home, preventing admissions into hospital or residential settings, and facilitating timely discharges.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

You will be carrying out comprehensive assessments with customers who have either returned home from hospital following a period of ill health or who are struggling to manage their activities of daily living at home.

You will set up a plan with customers to enable them to relearn the skills needed to function more independently and review as required. You will identify any areas of need that are ongoing and refer onto appropriate professionals as required.

You will work as part of a team consisting of Occupational Therapy Assistants, Reablement Officers, Reablement Supervisors and Reablement Assistants. You will be expected to provide professional support and guidance to the team and you will have professional support from a Team Leader.

We cover the service from 9 am - 8 pm.

The current shift patterns are 9 am - 5 pm and 12 pm - 8 pm Monday to Friday (we are working towards 7 day working for all staff).

Key Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills and time management skills are needed due to the fast pace nature of the service.
  • Experience of completing comprehensive assessments including complex moving and handling assessments is required.
  • Knowledge and experience of using a range of equipment to support functional ability is needed.
  • Computer skills are important as we use a range of databases/computer programmes to communicate and document our interventions.

Additional Information & How to Apply

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further information about the role please contact : Please contact HomeFirst/Reablement South Occupational Therapy Team Leader Laura Vernon 01926 414875 or HomeFirst/Reablement North Occupational Therapy Team Leader Sally Dowding 02476754020

Closing date is 14 May 2017.

Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link please contact the Recruitment Centre.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Telephone:01926 418125
Email: recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk
 
Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

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