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P109625 - Occupational Therapist

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
10/07/2020 23:59
£24,799 - £36,876
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Gateshead Council
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Job details 

Closing date:
10 Jul

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We are looking to recruit a full time Community Occupational Therapist to our busy Occupational Therapist Team within the Single Point of Access - Front Door of Adult Social Care.

You will undertake specialist assessments of the needs of disabled people; primarily children with severe disabilities, challenging behaviour and life limiting conditions, though also including disabled adults and older persons and their carers, in line with the Care Act 2014 and relevant childcare legislation with the aim of improving and maintaining their level of independence in the community by providing Occupational Therapy interventions, including advice, equipment and adaptations delivery.

You will have knowledge and understanding of relevant Adult Social Care, Children's and Housing Legislation, associated with the provision of specialist equipment and adaptations and the effects of disability on children, adults, older people and their carers. You will have experience of working in a health or social care setting, working with both children and adults and have a good understanding of the complexity of rehabilitation and enablement. You will have good assessment and problem-solving skills as well as good communication and IT skills.

You will have a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy or equivalent, be registered with HCPC and BAOT and have a current UK driving licence and access to car or means of mobility support.

If successful you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

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