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Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
£26,372 - £29,225 per year
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

Job Description

Occupational Therapy Assistant, Perth  PKC07873
£26,372 - £29,225 Fixed Term (until 31 March 2022)
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD
To assist in the provision of an Occupational Therapy Service to older people and people with a disability living in the community
To carry out assessments and implement the appropriate interventions to enable individuals to achieve maximum independence.
To undertake the assessment and provision of specialised adaptations and items of equipment and to give instruction in their safe use.
Job Activities:
To carry out a full holistic assessment of service users within their own home.
To assist with telephone assessments on a duty based system
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 Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist/ 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.
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

The ideal candidate 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. The successful applicant should have experience of providing individual needs-led assessment for prospective service users and their carers within Eligibility Criteria and Operational Guidelines. 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 current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.
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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.
A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.
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