Occupational Therapy Assistant
Are you a Compassionate, highly motivated individual with a QQI Level 5 in Health Service Skills?
If you are eager to make a difference to the lives of adults with mental health, please contact me.
Medforce Recruitment are recruiting enthusiastic, forward thinking Occupational Therapy Assistant on behalf of adult mental health teams in South Dublin and Wicklow. We have vacancies in Clonskeagh, Wicklow town and South Dublin.
The purpose of this role: You will work alongside the Occupational Therapist (OT) in developing and providing holistic, client-cantered treatment plans to service users in a wide range of settings such as rehab, mental health, or geriatrics. An important team member, they provide assistance to those who, as a result of a disability, illness or injury, require support in performing meaningful occupations or activities of daily living (ADLs). Under the direction and supervision of the OT, some duties of the OTA include facilitating therapeutic interventions for e.g. guiding service users in how to use assistive equipment that can make daily activities easier for them and enhance their quality of life.
Important administrative duties of the OTA include contributing to team meetings, documenting a patients treatment progress as well as maintaining office treatment areas, equipment, and supplies.
Successful candidates will be: Committed, Motivated, Enthusiastic, Passionate and Caring. You will be eager to develop their skills and experience in the area of mental health.
Reporting: The Occupational Therapy Assistant will report to the Occupational Therapist Manager through the line management structure / work under the supervision and direction of a nominated Supervisor as appropriate to the site.
Role:This is a fulltime, permanent position, working Monday -Friday, 35hour working week.
Salary: €37,378- €40,738 per annum
The Occupational Therapy Assistant will:
Clinical / Administrative:
- Manage own caseload in accordance with the needs of the post.
- Collaborate with service users, family, carers and other staff in treatment / intervention planning and in the provision of support and advice.
- Follow treatment plans as determined and delegated by an Occupational Therapist including assisting in the provision of education and advice to service users on the use of enabling equipment.
- Carry out duties related to the planning, organisation and maintenance of Occupational Therapy programmes as directed by the Occupational Therapist.
- Carry out generic programmes and groups for service users to the specifications agreed with the Occupational Therapist Supervisor and treating Occupational Therapists.
- Liaise with other staff and agencies in the provision of therapeutic programmes as directed by Occupational Therapist Supervisor
- Work directly with service users under the direction of an Occupational Therapist, providing intervention in both individual and group settings for example: o Assist service users with training and rehabilitation in e.g.:
- Personal activities of daily living (PADL’s).
- Domestic activities of daily living (DADL’s).
- Work/vocational skills/ Leisure activities/ Community living skills.
- Assist service users with quality-of-life interventions e.g.: Providing opportunities for service users to engage in purposeful activities.
- Providing opportunities for service users to maintain appropriate occupational roles and habits.
- Providing opportunities for service users to maintain / develop a sense of personal empowerment and esteem.
- Providing opportunities for service users to maintain / develop occupational performance ability, including, cognitive skills, social interaction and physical ability.
- Minimum QQI 5 Qualification in Occupational Therapy.
- Full Clean Driving License with use of a car
- Demonstrates a good understanding of the role of an Occupational Therapy Assistant. Demonstrates an ability to understand and comply with health and safety requirements in work situations.
- Demonstrates commitment to continuing professional development.
- Demonstrates a willingness to engage with and develop Information Technology skills relevant to the role.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the delivery of a high-quality, person-centred service.
- Displays effective communication skills (verbal & written).
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Charlene Cooke is a strategic, highly enthusiastic leader with a wealth of experience supplying Allied Health and Social Care professionals across acute hospitals, community, primary care facilities, mental health services, disability services, social care organisations within the Public and Private sector across Ireland.
To discuss this role in detail please contact Charlene Cooke by Phone: 085-8768218 or email a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org