Occupational Therapist SW5680

  • Type: Full Time
  • Location: London
  • Role: Ongoing
  • Salary: to £35 per hour
  • Reference: SW5680
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SW Locums are looking for a First Response Occupational Therapist to work in Haringey.

To provide First Response occupational therapy, including assessment and service provision, to disabled people within the community.

Candidate Profile

  •  Ability to pass information accurately and concisely between service users, carers, colleagues and other agencies
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Ability to carry out functional assessments of children, adults and disabled people
  • Ability to assess and prescribe appropriate moving and handling equipment
  • Ability to carry out safe functional assessments
  • Ability to assess risk and take appropriate action to minimise it
  • Ability to use a strengths-based approach to empower people to regain their independence
  • Knowledge of the needs of older and disabled people
  • Experience of working with people with a wide range of impairments
  • Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapy – BSc in Occupational Therapy
  • Initial assessment of service users with a presenting need following self – referral or referral from external agencies
  • Assessment and provision of equipment to improve independence with activities of daily living
  • Assessment for simple major adaptations (including completing specs) to home environment to enable independence and reduce risk of injury
  • Manual handling assessment to reduce risk of injury to service users and carers and where feasible reduce packages of care for single handed care
  • Assessment for long term packages of care if required and present at weekly Panel
  • Identify Safeguarding concerns, risk assess and refer where appropriate to services to manage risk of harm to service users and promote wellbeing
  • Assess capacity and ability to make informed decisions relating to assessment process as per Care and Mental Capacity Act
  • Complete carers assessment to support informal carers in their role and manage risk of carer breakdown
  • Identify service users appropriate for Continuing Health Care to manage complex health needs
  • Working together with service users, significant others and carers to promote independence and wellbeing
  • Liaison with social care, health and partner services to provide client centred care
  • To provide service user’s with relevant advice and information as per the Care Act

Benefits of working with SW Locums:

  • Be treated as a person rather than just a number.
  • With over 50 years combined experience, you will receive considerable support.
  • You will have your own, vastly experienced and knowledgeable Specialist consultant, who you will get to know well.
  • We recommend of FCSA Approved Umbrellas.
  • No “waffle” straight talking, conscientious and informed advice.
  • Fastest and accurate payments available.
  • Contact available 24/7.
  • Access to exclusive vacancies nationwide.
  • Free DBS and compliance service.
  • Industry leading “Refer a Friend” recommendation voucher scheme, offering up to £300 for successfully placed referrals.
  • Excellent “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *
  • Access to Shopping voucher scheme with all major high street stores*
SW Locums follow the government guidelines on ensuring safety of all during the risk of Covid-19.
* Terms and conditions apply.