Occupational Therapist

Location Gloucestershire, England
Salary £28.06 - £30.50 per hour
Discipline
Working in our Home to Decide Team, dedicated to supporting our local residents following hospital discharge within South Gloucestershire. You will help improve the quality of services provided to adults with care, working closely within a team of service co-ordinators, social workers, commissioning officers, business support workers and rapid responders to ensure that agreed performance and quality standards are achieved across the team and that working practices meet statutory and local requirements that optimise outcomes for service users.

Carry out assessment of needs, providing advice and guidance to service users and their carers, in order to establish care plans where appropriate, ensuring that services are effective and meet legislation, regulations and codes of practice.

Review and monitor care plans and the quality of service provision, responding to changing needs and renegotiating service provision where appropriate.

Manage own caseloads or specific projects to ensure specialist inputs are obtained and effective outcomes achieved.

If relevant: supervise a small team on a day to day basis including allocations of casework, giving guidance, advice and feedback, ensuring that clear organisation and direction is provided and that all team members receive training support and development opportunities. 

Support the delivery of designated areas of work by coordinating day to day operations and contributing to developing projects and processes.

Raise awareness of a range of care issues and their implications and carry out risk assessments where appropriate, in order to ensure that needs are assessed and appropriate action is taken.

Develop and evaluate reablement programmes as part of care packages ensuring that programmes to support independence are implemented.

Liaise and work with contacts from different sectors, including health and the voluntary sector, sometimes as part of a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that communication is effective and that knowledge and best practice are shared.

Complete and present records and reports in accordance with professional and council guidelines. 

Take necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable people.

Make recommendations for significant budget spend ensuring that maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed and contribute to budget management or directly manage a small designated budget.  This will ensure that the maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed.

Represent the Council’s interests ensuring that the Council’s position is advocated.