OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT
Cardiff County Council
Cardiff, United Kingdom
6d ago

About The Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) working within Independent Living Services.

About the job

The successful applicant will carry out non- complex occupational therapy assessments with clients who have permanent and substantial impairments, within their own home environment.

The successful applicant will also be responsible for undertaking assessments of need and agreeing outcomes with service users and carers.

Interventions are likely to include equipment provision and non-complex adaptations.

What We Are Looking For From You

You will need to have a good understanding of the ethos of Occupational Therapy and the role of the OTA within the community OT team.

You will have an excellent knowledge of OT disability equipment and its use within the home environment.

You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, and the ability to problem solve and provide outcome focused interventions.

The successful candidate must also be able to work to strict deadlines and be extremely flexible. You must be able to work autonomously as well as being able to work as part of a team.

Additional information

We are committed to your development and have well-established supervision and Personal Performance and Development schemes, training and CPD programmes (where appropriate), and a Journal club.

It is essential that you have experience of working proactively with clients with physical disabilities and / or older people, hold a full valid driving licence and have use of a vehicle with business insurance.

This post is subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

Safeguarding and Child Protection are key priorities for the Council. We aim to support children and vulnerable adults to ensure they are as safe as they can possibly be.

Our services and schools are committed to ensuring the safety and protection of all children and vulnerable adults, and will take action to safeguard their well-being, and acknowledge that children and vulnerable adults have a right to protection.

This is supported in the general ethos of the Council and all schools.

This post is part time and will work 18 1 / 2 hours per week.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

This document is available in Welsh / Mae’r ddogfen hon ar gael yn Gymraeg

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances the interview process for this role will be held on a virtual basis using an appropriate online platform.

If you have any concerns around your ability to participate in a virtual interview process or if you would like an informal conversation about this role prior to application,

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