Occupational Therapist [Warrington] #0002FB511
37 hours between 7:00am to 7.00pm 7 days per week (Rota) - with potential for office hours to be extended to 11pm in the future.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join the Rapid Community Response Service based in Warrington. Using a person-centred approach and working collaboratively with social and health care colleagues, the post holder will assess the needs and eligibility of those referred to Rapid Community Response and where appropriate, provide specialist equipment or property adaptations within a fast paced environment. He/she will provide expert advice and support, to enable service users to maximise their independence and achieve their anticipated outcomes.
The post holder will work with people in crisis as a result of either a deterioration in their physical health or social circumstances where they may be at risk of being hospitalised. They will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of health and social care professionals who will respond within two hours and work with the person and their family to provide the appropriate care, treatment and support they need to remain safe and independent at home for up to 72 hours.
The work is fast, varied and challenging and as a result you will acquire a diversity of knowledge and practical skills.
Experience of working with older people and/or adults is necessary for this role. The applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and must be flexible, reliable and committed to personal and service development.