Occupational Therapist - Bon Accord Care

Aberdeen City Council
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  • Reference: ABC05218

Job Description

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Location: Hillylands Independent Living Centre
Duration: Permanent, Part Time 18.5 hours per week working Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

The Triage Occupational Therapy post holder will work as part of the occupational therapy referral access point as well as supporting other areas of the Triage Service. This includes line management responsibility for Occupational Therapy Assistants and supporting clinic based services at Hillylands Independent Living Centre.

Job Purpose:
Throughout Aberdeen city you will lead, manage and supervise a high standard of person centred care and support for service users in a range of accommodation settings, including their own homes. You will lead and develop a team and service to promote good outcomes for service users and their carers.

Requirements

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Professional qualification in Social Work, OT, Nursing or other relevant subject
Registration with relevant professional body
PVG registration

Responsibilities

The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
The ability to promote dignity, respect, choice, independent living and work in an anti-discriminatory way
The ability to assess, plan and review and maintain and develop clear and accurate records including risk assessments and support plans
The ability to communicate effectively and work in partnership with service users, staff, carers, families and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users
An ability to lead and motivate a team, providing supervision, guidance and support to team members
The ability to work autonomously and be accountable, while at the same time recognising when matters need to be referred to a more senior manager
The ability to work accurately with detailed information
The ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines
A flexible and creative approach in order to manage resources effectively
The ability to effectively use a range of IT packages including the use of Microsoft Office
The ability to challenge and improve practice
The ability to promote the safe moving and handling of both people and objects

The Individual

Please see the Job Profile for further details.

Please contact Pam Dormer, OT Manager on 07824599340 if you would like more information or to arrange a visit.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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