Occupational Therapist-Adults

Location Oxfordshire, England
Salary £22.00 - £24.50 per hour
there are 2 posts with the same JD and work type/ conditions , one for Vale Adult Social Care team and one for South Adult Social Care team 

to support managing a backlog of work in both teams. wherever possible by remote assessment , but likely to include the need for home visits 

  • To be responsible for the management and prioritisation of a caseload.
  • To determine eligibility for services in accordance with the Care Act taking into account all daily living tasks and roles with consideration to people's social, environmental and psychological needs.
  • To assess for and provide assistive technology, equipment, and adaptations to meet needs and reduce risk, and where provided to review and ensure safe and effective use including reporting concerns according to the Council’s and National guidance.
  • To identify and make necessary arrangements where a person would benefit from services which will improve and maintain independence, in particular reablement services.
  • To utilise clinical skills to promote and support people in identifying, and managing their own risks.
  • To undertake specialist functional assessments and where necessary provide specialist equipment and training on its use
  • To assess, advise and facilitate minor and major adaptations to properties
  • To provide advice to individuals, their carers and care providers on moving and handling and the use of hoists
  • To support the person to access a personal budget where all other options for support have been explored.  
  • To provide a clear breakdown of the person's identified needs and outcomes and how these are being met, regardless of determination of eligibility.
    • To identify where it is appropriate to carry out specialist assessments, including but not limited to mental capacity assessments, moving and handling, housing and environmental needs and full risk assessments.
    • To carry out specialist assessments according to professional qualification and experience.
    • To deliver a customer focused service in accordance with the standards set out in the Council "Customer Service Codes of Practice" and individual Service Level Agreements.
  • To make telephone enquiries, undertake face to face visits in people’s homes or another suitable venue, and to facilitate clinics.  
  • To provide tailored advice and information to the individual's needs and/or situation, referring to other agencies where applicable.  
  • To undertake holistic assessments and take responsibility for meeting the needs of each allocated person and only involving another worker where necessary.
  • To ensure the support plan is reflective of the person's and their carers needs and outcomes.
  • To apply legal and professional knowledge and skills balancing protection, risk and support in order to achieve positive outcomes for individuals.
  • To act as a lead professional in cases where individual's needs/situation are complex or ambiguous, or where this is dispute amongst those who have an interest in the individual's welfare.
  • To identify and be responsible for relevant decision-making and intervention required to protect those at risk and undertake any necessary actions proportionate to the need/situation.
  • Where required to write court reports and mental health tribunal reports and give evidence in relation to adults at risk during legal proceedings.