Occupational Therapist (Gr 8)

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Job Description

Job Category :Allied Health/Psychology
Location : London Borough of Sutton
Hours Per Week : 36.00
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time :09:00
End Time :17:00
Salary: £27.92

Hybrid working/Flexible
Occupational Therapist required for First Response Locality Team

Deliver service activities and manage caseloads to ensure intended outcomes for customers and the Council are delivered within agreed service standards.
● Identify and implement improvements in own work area in order to deliver continuous service improvement and improved outcomes to customers.
● Liaise with customers to review service requirements and resolve problems.
● Keep up to date with changes in policy/legislation/contractual requirements in order to ensure service delivery is effective and complies with appropriate regulations.
Budgetary accountabilities
1. Accountable for efficient, effective and economic use of resources. Demonstrating value for money. Reasonable and practicable, appropriate and necessary recommendations for use of finances and people resources, e.g. techniques, equipment, adaptations..
Specific accountabilities
1. Occupational Therapists must be registered with the relevant regulatory bodies and be responsible for maintaining the requirements as set out by the professional bodies to remain registered as a practicing Occupational Therapist. (State registration – HCPC and College of OT).
2. Occupational Therapists must practice in accordance with the professional standards and code of ethics and uphold Occupational Therapy values at all times.
3. Occupational Therapists will practice in a way which upholds the principles of human rights and equalities. They will recognise and respond to the effects of oppression, discrimination and poverty and act in a culturally competent manner. They will have a sound understanding of the law and be able to apply legislation, conventions and policies which apply. .
4. Occupational Therapists recognise the fundamental principles of human rights and equality, and that these are protected in national and international law, conventions and policies. They ensure these principles underpin their practice. Occupational Therapists understand the importance of using and contributing to case law and applying these rights in their own practice. They understand the effects of oppression, discrimination and poverty.
5. Occupational Therapists understand psychological, social, cultural, spiritual, physical aspects and the impact of disability within their environment which influences people; human development throughout the life span and the legal framework for practice. They apply this knowledge in their work with individuals, families and communities. They know and use theories and methods of Occupational Therapy practice.
6. Occupational Therapists apply curiosity, critical thinking and analysis in their practice. They will be able to demonstrate this both in verbal and written form. They use Occupational Therapy theories and methods along with research based evidence and practice experience to intervene with people and inform their analysis, clinical reasoning and professional judgement.

Occupational Therapy qualification and to be able to meet the requirements of the HCPC the Occupational Therapy regulator and the College of Occupational Therapy.
2. A current valid UK driving licence and the use of a car for work, with valid insurance covering business use. Ability to travel around the borough and visit people in their homes and communities.
3. Demonstrate an effective and active use of supervision and appraisal for accountability, professional reflection and development
4. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the application to Occupational Therapy of research, theory and knowledge
5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the legal and policy frameworks and guidance that inform and mandate Occupational Therapy practice, recognising the scope for professional judgement. (Relating specifically to the area in which this post works)
6. Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the range of theories and models for Occupational Therapy intervention including the impact of congenital, traumatic or chronic conditions affecting everyday life in the individual’s environment, facilitate interventions using techniques, equipment, adaptations and support, to sustain the maximum potential level of independence. To demonstrate a working knowledge of key concepts of attachment, separation, loss, change and resilience across the life course and the ability to make evidence informed judgements
7. Understand forms of harm and their impact on people, drawing on concepts of strength, resilience, vulnerability, risk and resistance. Recognise the factors that create or exacerbate risk and contribute to the assessment and management of risk. Be able to
identify appropriate responses to safeguard vulnerable people of all ages and promote their wellbeing
8. Be able to demonstrate use of Occupational Therapy methods, models and tools, to promote positive change, independence and to prevent harm, in doing so demonstrate
value and take account of the expertise of service users, carers, and professionals
9. Understand the authority of the Occupational Therapy role and use this appropriately and
confidently as an accountable professional,