• Locum Contract
  • Barnet, London
  • Salary: £30.00ph
  • Job type: Locum Contract
  • Job category: Social Care

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Locum Occupational Therapist, Adults Team, NW London, £32.00ph

Would you like to work in a service that is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults?

We need an experienced Occupational Therapist to work within the Adults & Communities Service based in North West London. This is a full time locum position initially for 2 months.

The Adults Service has a personalised approach with independence, choice and control being key to the multidisciplinary way of working.

You will work with people aged 18 and over in a friendly and supportive environment.

Main duties:

  • To manage an allocated caseload of clients in compliance with statutory requirements
  • To conduct or support individual assessments or facilitate self-assessments using the appropriate assessment tools and techniques
  • To plan and set up appropriate personalised and outcome-led packages of support that maximise long-term independence and choice
  • To assess for major adaptations such as stair-lifts and through-floor lifts
  • To assess and provide justification for specialist equipment such as chairs and shower chairs
  • To complete risk assessments of clients and carers including complex housing adaptation, DFG’s and equipment
  • In line with the enablement approach, set up minor or major equipment and/or adaptations (including Telecare) providing general Occupational Therapy support and advice
  • To have up to date manual handling training as you will be required to demonstrate different types of hoists and slings
  • To maintain up to date, accurate and timely records of communication, decisions, actions and outcomes

Essential requirements:

  • Recognised qualification as an Occupational Therapist
  • Registration as an Occupational Therapist with the HCPC
  • Relevant experience of operating effectively in an Occupational Therapy role
  • Experience of providing specialist equipment and major adaptations
  • Experience of undertaking moving and handling assessments and demonstrating the use of equipment
  • Understanding of the Care Act
  • Understanding of the Disabled facility grant criteria


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