Senior Occupational Therapist (Flexible Location/Hybrid Work)

Location Portlaoise
Job-type Permanent
Salary Starting at 59,000 DOE
Reference J366025
Date Published about 1 month ago
Role: Senior Occupational Therapist (Flexible Location/Hybrid Work)
Location: County Westmeath, Leinster
Type: Full Time Permanent
Salary: DOE

TTM are currently looking to recruit a Senior Occupational Therapist. 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.

To meet the ongoing expansion of the service, we are currently seeking applications from suitably qualified Senior Occupational Therapist interested in joining the Occupational Therapy team. The role is a hybrid model of working with opportunities to work from home, in our clients offices based in Littleisland, County Cork, Portlaoise, Co. Laois or Naas Co. Kildare.

The Role:

Manage a caseload of children and adults residing in Nua Healthcare providing assessment, intervention and evaluation of treatment programmes across self- care, leisure and productive occupations
Engage in interdisciplinary working with members of the clinical team including but not limited to Consultant Psychiatrists, Behaviour Specialists, Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Care Workers and Assistance Support Workers to meet the person-centred needs of service users on your caseload
Complete environmental assessments to ensure that an individual's environment is accessible to his/her specific sensory and/or physical support requirements
Carry out reviews of service users' postural support needs and complete basic and complex seating assessments as required
Complete assessments of service users' sensory processing and advise on strategies to best support their sensory processing difficulties
Support service users transition back into the home after being hospitalised as required
Promote purposeful engagement in self-care, leisure and productive pursuits for all age profiles with due regard for the individual's abilities and preferences.
Work with service users and staff to assist in improving service users' safety and independence in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living.
Facilitate evidenced based group therapy programmes in line with the assessed needs of the service users
Complete detailed reports for internal/external stakeholders and ensure the quality of documentation of all assessments, treatment plans, progress notes and reports are in accordance with policy and professional standards
Provide support to key stakeholders for carry over of Occupational Therapy recommendations
Advise schools on how best to support service users' sensory or learning needs
Attend and participate in multidisciplinary team meetings, clinical department meetings and occupational therapy department meetings
Direct and supervise Occupational Therapy students and Occupational Therapists
Demonstrate professional conduct and behaviour by adhering to legal, ethical and professional practice standards in all aspects of practice
Maintain files and records on service users in accordance with the records policy

Requirements:

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 three years post-qualification work experience as an Occupational Therapist preferably within disability services and/or mental health services
Be committed to the delivery of quality, person-centred, community-based services
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

Benefits:

Hybrid model of working and flexible working opportunities
Education assistance scheme and funding for continuous professional development
Company Pension
Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Employee Referral Scheme
Life Assurance/Death-in-Service benefit

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


TTM Healthcare Solutions is an Equal Opportunities Employer