Occupational Therapist OR Social Worker

Location South Gloucestershire
Salary £28 - £31 per hour
Discipline
Support the team "Home to decide" when discharging patients from hospital without an assessment or care plan and work alongside their own team of responders to assist the servicer user towards independence or a much reduced package of care.

The role is suitable to either social workers or occupational therapist. They will be working alongside colleagues to ensure the right care package and equipment are in place for the service user(Assisted Technology; Telecare; Telehealth and Rapid response )

Full clean driver’s licence and access to a car (or able to use another appropriate means of travel) to travel to a range of locations including home visits.

  • Carrying out assessment of needs, providing advice and guidance to service users and their carers, establishing care plans where appropriate that 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. Taking necessary action in accordance with Safeguarding procedures in order to protect vulnerable people.
  • 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.
  • Make recommendations for significant budget spend ensuring that maximum value is delivered for the resources deployed.