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Occupational Therapy Assistant

Ackerman Pierce Ltd

London

Temporary

£17 - £20/hour

SE17BE

Posted: 12/06/2024

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Waltham Forest Council are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Occupational Therapy Assistant to join a well-structured and dynamic team. The client offers a full-time contract with an opportunity to work from home, a fair and manageable caseload and further training in your portfolio. The vacancy will be for an initial 3 - 6 months with potential for extension.

Main Duties for the Occupational Therapy Assistant includes.

Assisting with the assessment of service users and carers with complex needs in relation to home environment.
Assessing the functional needs of adults in their homes and in a community setting, in line with all relevant legislation.
Must have experience of Adult Social Care, working in community or hospital setting, with experience of support planning and working as part of a multi disciplinary team.
Focus will be on reablement provided for hospital d/c with goal setting, regular review to facilitate improved function and confidence to maximize recovery and independence.
Signposting, equipment and/or minor adaptations using client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
Providing advice, and assessments for equipment and home modifications.
Recommending adaptations.
Aiding Occupational Therapists with moving and handling assessments.
An awareness of the importance of safeguarding vulnerable people, plus an understanding of the importance of dignity & respect when dealing with people. To Be Successful.

Previous experience working as or with an Occupational Therapist in the community.
Previous experience working with adaptations.
Manual handling experience.
Enhanced DBS/CRB (we can obtain for you).
Eligibility to work in the UK.Benefits of Working with Waltham Forest Council.

Our client offers the opportunity for additional training for both perm and temporary members of staff within the authority. With new projects underway in various teams, they offer a very competitive rate of pay.

Why Join Our Agency?

With over 10 years' experience recruiting directly into social care, Ackerman Pierce prides itself on the unique services we deliver to our candidates. Each candidate is assigned their own personal consultant who will support them through every placement. We also offer a DBS and a quick and easy registration process. Not forgetting a guaranteed payment into your account every week.

To discuss this OTA vacancy, or any similar roles we have available, please contact Ella Hajittofis or email us your updated CV today

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