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Basic Grade Occupational Therapist (Flexible Location/Hybrid Work)

Reference JOB-26713

Location Naas

Job Type Permanent

Category Occupational Therapist

Role: Basic Grade Occupational Therapist

Location: Naas, Kildare

Job Type: Full Time Permanent 

TTM Healthcare are looking to recruit a Basic Grade Occupational Therapist for our clients based in Naas, Kildare.  

Our clients are one of Ireland’s leading Private Healthcare Providers, specializing in Residential and Supported Living Services, to both Children and Adults with a range of complex support needs.

The Role:

  • Manage a caseload of children and adults providing assessment, intervention and evaluation of treatment programmes across self- care, leisure and productive occupations
  • Engage in interdisciplinary working with members of the clinical team including but not limited to Consultant Psychiatrists, Behaviour Specialists, Nurses, Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Social Care Workers and Assistance Support Workers to meet the person-centred needs of service users on your caseload
  • Complete environmental assessments to ensure that an individual’s environment is accessible to his/her specific sensory and/or physical support requirements
  • Carry out reviews of service users’ postural support needs and complete basic and complex seating assessments as required
  • Complete assessments of service users’ sensory processing and advise on strategies to best support their sensory processing difficulties
  • Support service users transition back into the home after being hospitalised as required
  • Promote purposeful engagement in self-care, leisure and productive pursuits for all age profiles with due regard for the individual’s abilities and preferences
  • Work with service users and staff to assist in improving service users’ safety and independence in activities of daily living and instrumental activities of daily living
  • Facilitate evidenced based group therapy programmes in line with the assessed needs of the service users
  • Complete detailed reports for internal/external stakeholders 
  • Provide support to key stakeholders for carry over of Occupational Therapy recommendations
  • Advise schools on how best to support service users’ sensory or learning needs
  • Direct and supervise Occupational Therapy students
  • Complete any mandatory trainings 
  • Attending internal/external conferences/courses relevant to practice
  • Participate in and follow up on actions set or learnings identified from clinical supervision and performance appraisals
  • Promote a safe working environment in accordance with Health and Safety legislation

Requirements

  • Hold a Degree/Masters in Occupational Therapy from a 3rd level institution offering a programme of study accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists
  • Be registered with CORU or show proof of pending registration at application stage
  • Knowledge of standards and legislation relevant to the area
  • Post-qualification work experience as an Occupational Therapist within disability services/ mental health services
  • Experience in the implementation of sensory integration approaches with a recognised sensory integration course completed

Benefits

  • Hybrid model of working and flexible working opportunities
  • Education assistance scheme and funding for continuous professional development
  • Company Pension
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Fantastic development & career opportunities
  • Life Assurance/Death-in-Service
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Education Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Bike to work Scheme.
  • Refer/Retain a friend bonus.
  • Discounts with Retailers – Nationwide

If you are interested, please Apply Today and a member of the team will be in touch!

Rachel Horrigan

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