Occupational Therapist

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Duration: Permanent, Full Time and Part Time positions available

Throughout Aberdeen city you will lead, manage and supervise a high standard of person centred care and support for service users in a range of accommodation settings, including their own homes. You will lead and develop a team and service to promote good outcomes for service users and their carers.

Requirements

The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:

Professional qualification in Social Work, OT, Nursing or other relevant subject

Qualification required by SSSC or ability and willingness to work towards as role required

SVQ Level 4 management qualification or equivalent as role required

PDA in supervision or willingness to work towards as role required

Registration with relevant professional body

PVG registration

The post holder may be expected to:
Work to a shift pattern as required including evening, nights and weekend working
Work at alternative locations as required
Adhere to SSSC codes of practice, Bon Accord Care Policy and Procedures and relevant Legislation
Lone work
Travel to work locations in the city

Responsibilities

The post holder is expected to demonstrate:

The ability to promote dignity, respect, choice, independent living and work in an antidiscriminatory way

The ability to assess, plan and review and maintain and develop clear and accurate records including risk assessments and support plans

The ability to communicate effectively and work in partnership with service users, staff,
carers, families and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for
service users

An ability to lead and motivate a team, providing supervision, guidance and support to team members

The ability to work autonomously and be accountable, while at the same time recognising when matters need to be referred to a more senior manager

The ability to work accurately with detailed information

The ability to manage priorities and meet deadlines

A flexible and creative approach in order to manage resources effectively

The ability to effectively use a range of IT packages including the use of Microsoft Office

The ability to challenge and improve practice

The ability to promote the safe moving and handling of both people and objects

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