Specialist Occupational Therapist (Making Every Adult MatterRough Sleeping) #RQ1308415

July 3, 2024
£32 - £40 / hour

Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

1. To promote and safeguard the welfare of children, young people and/or vulnerable adults (Service Area to include where appropriate)

2. Customer Focus – To protect the safety and welfare of vulnerable adults, families and their carers, within the ‘making safeguarding personal’ principles. Recognise risk indicators of different forms of abuse and neglect. Demonstrate an outcome focused, person centred approach to safeguarding practice.

Contribute to or provide appropriate and proportionate holistic strengths-based assessments, with people and their carers.

To make recommendations about what assistance, equipment, adaptations, rehabilitation and re-housing, or a combination of these, might be most appropriate; supporting and progressing grant applications where required e.g. Disabled Facilities Grant

To prepare a programme of physical rehabilitation and social independence for individual service agencies in collaboration with staff from in-house and outside agencies, in order to maintain or increase a disabled person’s functional and social independence.

Respecting the individual as the expert in their life, assess and review jointly with the individual, carers, social work and other professionals in a multi-agency team, where a holistic approach is appropriate and beneficial to the person.

Especially for specialist equipment which enables an individual people to be as independent as possible, or allow their carers to assist more safely and/or effectively. To provide highly specialised clinical advice regarding the safe moving and handling of individuals with complex presentation including significant postural difficulties.

3. Performance Management – To provide day-to-day management, supervision and line management of Occupational Therapists,

Occupational Therapy Assistants and Students to implement an effective and timely service for Hull residents based on health and wellbeing, coproduction, strengths-based social care and a good understanding of key legal concepts.

Coordinate services and people in relation to adults presenting with multiple disadvantages.

To support families and carers to adjust to changing circumstances. To oversee delivery of personalised non-intrusive and seamless proportionate and timely interventions. Contributes to team planning, effectiveness and responsiveness.

Supports team manager with improving practice and performance of individuals/team by providing day to day education and supervision.

Actively engages in practice development forums/meetings ensuring focussed and purposeful discussions lead to improved social work practice providing professional input as required. As directed prepares and attends decision making forums including supporting co-workers with decisions relating to complex/high risk cases.

Works collaboratively with colleagues to ensure that people’s outcomes are achieved e.g. facilitating joint reviews/assessments.

Ensures that case recording is accurate, up to date, in line with legislation and is available for a variety of purposes e.g. multi-agency, meetings, strategy meetings, panels, reviews, court. Supports Line Manager to review working practices to deliver a continuously improving responsive service that recognises individual need, strengths and resilience communicates and encourages innovation, motivation, understanding and vision.

To monitor and review equipment provision, maintain an up-to-date knowledge of equipment available and ‘approaches’ comparing the usefulness of each, and ascertain that people are being offered the most appropriate equipment of best value to the Authority.

To maintain accurate and concise statistical information and case records. Using this information to plan, prioritise, monitor and evaluate care provided to individuals, To ensure consistency in the application of training and develop quality assurance systems and processes across the team. To contribute to training that ensures practice and service developments enable individuals and carers as appropriate to gain skills, abilities/knowledge, connect to communities/organisations and to use universal services.

To use research to support personalisation, meet needs, and promote people and carer choice and independence.

To provide leadership for staff, reviewing and reflecting on own practice and performance through reflective practice, effective use of professional and operational supervision and appraisal. Assist in the setting and monitoring of practice standards relating to Health and Social Care provision and legislation.

To assist in the development of policies, procedures, criteria and guidelines which meet legislative and Council requirements.

To assist and support the work of staff and the dissemination of information including the introduction and implementation of any new practice, policy or procedure.

4. Statutory Obligations – To have knowledge of the Care Act, Housing Regeneration (DFG) Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, Mental Capacity Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and the Human Rights Act, as well as wider Government legislation and guidance; and specifically, awareness and understanding of Making Safeguarding Personal.

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (1974) and other associated legislation places responsibilities for Health and Safety on all employees. Therefore, it is the post holder’s responsibility to take reasonable care for the Health, Safety and Welfare of him/herself and other employees in accordance with legislation and the Council’s Safety Policy and Programme. Specific details are outlined in the Departmental Safety Policy.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

What’s on offer:

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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