Occupational Therapist

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Part Time
Working Hours:
22 hours per week.
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Job Category:
National Neurological Services
Business Service:
NNS Ashbrook
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Job Description

Your potential plus our commitment changes lives

We are currently looking for a Occupational Therapist to join our team in Rochdale.

At National Neurological Services we support people with acquired brain Injuries and neurological conditions in their rehabilitation to allow them to move to back home or to other care facilities. Here at Ashbrook, we have a 7 bedded slow stream rehabilitation unit. All the bedrooms have wet rooms and the service has a communal lounge, dining areas and an accessible garden. The service also has a therapy kitchen along with treatment rooms.

The service is staffed with Nurses, Rehabilitation Coaches, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Neurological Consult and a Neurological Psychologist.

The position is 22 hours per week.  

As one of the UK’s leading providers of care and support services to vulnerable adults, National Care Group fully appreciate the amazing and life changing work our teams do. That is why we offer:

  • Competitive rates of £15.50per hour
  • Specialist and Blended Training and Development – we believe in promoting from within
  • Enhanced Training that includes Induction Training, Service Specific as well as opportunities to complete a Care Certificate and NVQ/QCF
  • Access to Digital Perks where you can gain discounts on gym memberships, shopping, theme parks, travel and more
  • Unlimited Refer a Friend Scheme to earn £300 per successful referral

The Role of an Occupational Therapist

  • To focus on individual’s disruption to daily functioning and empower them to achieve their optimum level of independence through a wide range of 1:1 or group interventions relating to interests, skills, abilities, goals and risks.
  • To support the people we support to establish healthy, meaningful routines with a balance between activities of self-care, leisure and productivity.
  • To confidently use occupational therapy models and assessments to inform care plans and to assess progress and change. To be involved in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individual care plans and risk assessments.
  • To support all staff in understanding the role of Occupational Therapy and purpose and function behind individual and group activities offered.
  • To communicate effectively with the multi-disciplinary team and to develop good working relationships with other organisations that are able to help individuals achieve their goals.
  • To work with individuals to facilitate access and engagement in a range of activities, working across boundaries of care and organisations. To ensure that the people we support understand and are assisted to engage in pathways of care across sector/agency boundaries
  • To deliver a high standard of support and care to the people we support promoting their equality, dignity and mental wellbeing at all times.
  • To develop a rapport within appropriate and transparent boundaries.
  • Help to identify early signs of relapse or crisis by monitoring the people we support progress, level of functioning and mental state and alert the appropriate staff involved in the individual’s care.
  • Attend and participate in team/care plan review meetings as appropriate and to maintain adequate records as required by existing procedures.
  • Continue with training and personal development

Requirements for the position:

  • At least 1 years’ experience working with adults with brain injuries and/or learning disabilities
  • Be Registered with the Health and Care Professional Council. (HCPC)