Occupational Therapy Manager

Location Portlaoise
Job-type Permanent
Salary 70-84k DOE
Reference J366050
Date Published about 1 month ago
Role: Occupational Therapy Manager (Flexible Location/Hybrid Work)
Location: Little Island, County Cork, Portlaoise, Co. Laois or Naas Co. Kildare
Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: 70-84k DOE (HSE)

TTM are currently looking to recruit an Occupational Therapy Manager. Our clients provide specialized residential, respite and day services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, autism, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, chromosomal disorders, acquired brain injury, mental health difficulties and behaviours that challenge, with designated centres and community based mental health residences based across Ireland.

The role is a hybrid model of working with opportunities to work from home, in our offices based in Little Island, County Cork, Portlaoise, Co. Laois or Naas Co. Kildare. Candidates must demonstrate the necessary interest, capability, performance and enthusiasm in line with the requirements of this role. The role is open to both internal and external applicants.

Professional / Clinical Responsibilities

Be responsible for the overall management and performance of Occupational Therapy activity within the designated area(s) in keeping with good professional practice.
Provide professional, managerial and clinical leadership in the delivery of a high quality Occupational Therapy service.
Ensure service delivery corresponds to best national and international practice e.g. that an appropriate range of service user goal orientated interventions are in place.
Ensure that professional standards are maintained through clinical audit, supervision and training.
Operate within the scope of Occupational Therapy practice as per CORU requirements and in accordance with local guidelines.
Engage at an organisational level on the development of standards and patient pathways.
Responsible for robust communication with relevant stakeholders regarding:
Health & Safety and Risk Management pertaining to service user care.
Service levels, service innovations and development.
Medical / legal issues related to Occupational Therapy.
Liaising with Universities and external agencies regarding CPD, student placements, accreditation etc.
Foster and lead a culture and practice of evaluating service outcomes and implementing quality improvement initiatives.
Ensure quality of service provision through clinical audit, supervision and ongoing CPD.


Keep updated on current and impending legislation / national / organisational / professional developments and the perceived impact on practice.
Develop and co-ordinate the implementation of service & business plans for Occupational Therapy in line with the national and local service plans.
Problem solve effectively and be innovative in service planning, and development.
Optimise the use of available resources to achieve effective outcomes when planning and delivering a flexible service that meets the needs of all service users.
Engage in financial planning and the organisation of the service using relevant systems as appropriate to the role.
Promote on-going evaluation and audit of service delivery models.
Develop and implement quality initiatives, audits etc. based on up-to-date evidence based practice and report on outcomes.
Contribute to the development of policies, procedures and guidelines in relation to the Occupational Therapy service, engaging staff as appropriate.
Ensure the compliance to all HR policies and procedures as required.
Oversee the implementation of appropriate induction and probationary systems.
Oversee the implementation of appropriate performance management system (e.g. clinical audit/quality assurance programmes) for the delivery of a high quality Occupational Therapy service.
Work with all stakeholders in the management of absenteeism, recruitment, performance and student allocations etc.
Provide service delivery reports as required e.g. service plan, annual report.
Ensure compliance with a high standard of documentation, including service user files in accordance with local guidelines and relevant legislation e.g. FOI, GDPR.
Represent Occupational Therapy at relevant fora.
Act as spokesperson for the Organisation as required.
Demonstrate pro-active commitment to all communications with internal and external stakeholders.

Skills Requirement

Hold a Degree/ Masters in Occupational Therapy from a 3rd level institution offering a programme of study accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists.
Be registered with CORU or show proof of pending registration at application stage.
Have at least five years post-qualification work experience as an Occupational Therapist preferably within disability services and/or mental health services.
Have the requisite knowledge and ability (including a high standard of suitability, management, leadership and professional ability) for the proper discharge of the duties of the office.
Have excellent communication and team-working skills.
Have excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a self-directed manner in a dynamic fast paced environment .
Evidence of a commitment to continuous professional development (CPD).
Willing to travel for work purposes with a full clean driving licence and use of a car.

Desirable Criteria

Experience in the implementation of sensory integration approaches with a recognised sensory integration course completed
Previous experience as an Occupational Therapy Manager .


Company Pension
Life Assurance/Death-in-Service
Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
Education Assistance
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Continuous Professional Development
Fantastic development & career opportunities
Bike to work Scheme
Refer a friend bonus
Discounts with Retailers - Nationwide

To hear more about the role, please call Rachel on 01-5134908 or apply today!

TTM Healthcare Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer