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  • Ref no: PKC06471
  • Published: 31/3/2020
  • Closes: 28/4/2020
  • Location: Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
  • Salary: £17,581.00 - £19,483.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Hours: 24 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

Occupational Therapy Assistant - PKC06471
£17,581 - £19,483 (24 Hours per week)
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth

As the successful candidate, in this role, you will assist in the provision of an Occupational Therapy Service to older people and people with a disability living in the community

You will carry out assessments and implement the appropriate interventions to enable individuals to achieve maximum independence.

You will undertake the assessment and provision of specialised adaptations and items of equipment and to give instruction in their safe use.

Job Activities and Duties

To carry out a full holistic assessment of service users within their own home.

To identify provision of specialist equipment and minor adaptations as required and make recommendations for appropriate interventions to promote independence and minimise effect of disability.

To maintain responsibility for a caseload and seek guidance from supervising Occupational Therapist/Team Leader as appropriate.

To communicate observations, recommendations and outcomes of assessments to a designated Occupational Therapist and other professionals involved in a case as appropriate.

To share knowledge and expertise with others

To maintain clear and accurate records of casework, manually and/or through the use of information technology.

To provide reports and statistical returns as requested.

Maintain budgetary records using appropriate administrative procedures as required.

Participate in team meetings, personal development and supervision.  Contribute to the development of the service by attending working groups and other forums as deemed appropriate.

To develop and maintain a sound, working knowledge of social and health care service, welfare benefits and eligibility criteria.

To maintain an awareness of responsibilities as defined by Health and Safety Legislation and ensure an efficient and safe working environment.

Assist Occupational Therapists as required.

The Individual

You will be motivated, engaging and possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Effective time management is essential for a successful, autonomous worker to manage a caseload with the ability to be flexible and respond to crisis / competing demands being integral to the role.

If you have experience of providing individual needs-led assessment for prospective service users and their carers within Eligibility Criteria and Operational Guidelines then you could be the candidate we need.

Experience of working in the field of Occupational Therapy is preferable.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Carol Cowan, Occupational Therapist, on 01738 476777. 

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees. One should be your current or most recent employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE.  Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross.  If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender. 

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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