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Occupational Therapist

Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Tameside
Salary: £25 per hour
REF: CA160501
Contact Name: Casey Adams
Contact Email:
Job Published: 30 days ago

Job Description

Occupational Therapist - Tameside

Salary: £25 per hour

Full Time – Monday-Friday 08:30-17:00

Role Purpose:

  • To provide a Specialist Occupational Therapy Service for children/young people who have disabilities, complex health needs or chronic illness, social and housing needs.
  • To assess the needs of disabled children/young people, including those with long term conditions, terminal illness and behavioural problems, in the community
  • To provide a specialist response in complex and highly complex cases, formulating and implementing intervention plans aimed at reducing the impact of disability and ill health.
  • To give evidenced consideration to the voice of the child/young person and their families.
  • Working in a multi-agency way with employees of Tameside MBC, Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and other agencies, by providing professional advice including disability equipment, adaptations and manual handling.
  • Manual handling/ergonomic risk assessment and development of handling plans to reduce risk for informal carers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To adhere to and apply the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct for Occupational Therapists (Royal College of Occupational Therapy)
  • To independently manage a complex caseload in consultation with the Operational Manager
  • To assess the needs of children/ young people with complex and specialist needs within the home environment, taking into account the needs of parents/carers
  • To complete risk assessments where risks within the home environment cannot be reduced to a reasonable level
  • To carry out Manual Handling Assessments within the community and to minimise the handling risk to children/young people, parents and informal Carer’s.
  • To give advice on the management of disability to children/young people, parents and carers, providing equipment and recommending long-term intervention, including major adaptations, in accordance with the authority's policy and guidelines
  • To work in partnership with children/young people, Parents and carers to determine the most appropriate intervention required to meet the assessed need and maximize independence.
  • To liaise, negotiate and work jointly with other teams and agencies involved in organising and providing services
  • To maintain accurate and concise documentation consistent with legal and organisational requirements
  • To provide advice and information to children/young people with low level needs and redirect to other services as appropriate
  • To provide support, guidance and training to new staff members, students and also to staff in other teams to increase awareness of Occupational Therapy in the community
  • To be involved in team development activities and projects

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Casey Adams on 07587327813 or via email