Occupational Therapist

I have wonderful opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join a friendly, compassionate progressive team to make a difference to the lives of the children and young people.
Are you an Occupational therapist looking to enhance, grow and develop you career? If you are a positive, energetic, resourceful, self-motivated person who has the maturity and confidence to succeed as part of a dynamic team, I want to speak with you.

• Are you passionate about making a meaningful difference to the lives of children of all abilities?
• Do you crave more satisfaction from your job?
• Are you a talented professional who would value joining a progressive organisation?

Summary

The successful candidate will join our friendly and inspiring team, with whom you will work alongside, advancing your own knowledge and contributing to the field as you learn and grow in your role.
This is a really exciting opportunity for becoming involved in the development of a person centred, ever growing, well established multidisciplinary team.
No two days are ever the same, therefore we require someone with a flexible approach who is willing to go above… and beyond…for families and young people within the service.

Occupational Therapy Role

•To carry out observation and assessment of children in their home environment and provide Generic O.T. assessment and development of O.T. programmes for each child, as and when appropriate.
• To coordinate tailored Sensory Integration interventions relevant to the needs of each individual child, based on observations, staff involvement and collaboration and use of standardised assessments.
• Provide support and advice to homes on individual sensory needs, sensory diets / activities with sensory environmental adaptations/ provision of resources following an appropriate period of observation, assessment and collaboration with Home Staff.
• To contribute to and participate in team meetings, core group meetings, Care planning meetings/ looked after review meetings and other meetings as required
• To share relevant information with colleagues and managers e.g. at changeover, and team meetings.
• To inform line managers of any matters of concern in relation to the welfare of the children/young people including any concerns regarding the behaviour or practice of other staff.
• To be aware of Health and Safety at Work requirements as they pertain to this post and comply with (Ireland) policies and procedures.
• To maintain confidentiality in respect of staff and children/young people at all times

Working Hours Your normal hours of work are 40hrs per week, Monday to Friday with a 30-minute break each day.

The successful candidate will have the following
• Experience/qualification in trauma and attachment desirable
• Experience working with young people and children
• Risk management and safeguarding
• Successful candidates must be accredited member with the HCPC
• Must be available to start work as soon as possible.
• We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who have completed further professional development training with children with complex needs.
• Evidence of a commitment to continuous professional development (CPD)
In return you will be offered

  1. A permanent fulltime position
  2. Fully funded qualifications / training programme
  3. Opportunity to develop your own team
  4. Career progression
  5. Company sick pay – 5 days per calendar year
  6. (Currently offering additional 5 days per year for Covid
  7. Competitive annual leave entitlements – managers and clinical – 26 days +9 B/hols – all other positions start at 21 + 9 B/Hols, pension scheme, staff Recognition Scheme and local gym discounts

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