Basic Grade Occupational Therapist

Posted Date: 17-01-2023

Kildare, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wexford | Permanent

What is the Position:

To provide a high-quality Occupational Therapy service to children and adults with Occupational Therapy requirements within Resilience and to identify, implement and evaluate appropriate training programmes.

  • Location:  Will be dependent on successful applicant (to cover services in Tipperary, Kildare, Kilkenny, Wexford)
  • Type of Contract:  Full time permanent
  • Hours: 40 per week

 

 

About Resilience

Since 2011 high-growth Irish company Resilience has continued to lead the way in transforming health and social care in Ireland. Our essence is to help build resilience in the people we support to bring the possible to life.
Our Social Care division is providing progressive Residential, Day and Outreach Services for people with Disabilities and Autism – Helping people to realise their potential. We’re looking for passionate people to join our Permanent Team and build a future in rewarding work that truly changes lives. You’ll enjoy a supportive environment that helps you realise your own potential, and with access to upskilling and best practice training you’ll grow and develop your career.

Requirements

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Hold a Diploma/Degree/Masters in Occupational Therapy from a 3rd level institution offering a programme of study accredited by the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and/or International Qualifications, which have been recognised/validated by CORU.
  • Have a minimum of 1 year post qualification experience working as an Occupational Therapist, to include a minimum of 6 months experience working as an Occupational Therapist within the field of Intellectual Disability/Physical Disability/Paediatrics/Autism.
  • Experience and interest in sensory integration.
  • Fully registered (or registration in process) with CORU.
  • Access to a car and a full, clean driving licence.
  • Availability to travel to all service locations as required.

Desirable

  • Training in Sensory Integration.
  • Competent in parent, client and staff training.
  • Children First Training.
  • Have an awareness of restrictive practice and positive risk assessment.
  • Seating and Posture Management assessment and intervention.
  • Experience in Sensory Integration Standardized Assessments such at Touch Inventory, COMPS, COP, SOSI-M, COPr, MABC-2, SP-3D.

Skills and Aptitude

Essential

  • Experience of inter- or multidisciplinary work.
  • Good communication (oral and written) and good interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of programme development, implementation and evaluation.
  • IT Literate.
  • Ability to evaluate service needs and prioritise accordingly.
  • Experience in developing and presenting training for other professionals/carers.
  • Experience of working with children and adults with disabilities and their families, especially the following: Autism, Learning Disability, Physical and Sensory  

Desirable

  • Involvement in research.
  • Ability to train support workers in sensory integration and provide consultation on the development of sensory rooms.

Competencies

Essential

  • Previous experience working in the disability sector.
  • Ability to plan and adjust intervention plans to meet the needs of children with physical, intellectual and/or sensory disabilities.
  • Commitment to ongoing training and development.
  • Ability to take responsibility for planning and managing an independent workload with competing demands.

Desirable

  • To have a knowledge of Sensory Integration Intervention Strategies such as Ayres, SI Intervention, Environmental modification, Sensory stimulation protocols.

Other

Essential

  • Knowledge of disability legislation in Ireland.
  • Understanding of social model of disability.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of HIQA regulations

Job Responsibilities

The following are a list of some of responsibilities for this role.  A full list can be made available to you.

Management

  • Organise and deliver an integrated, effective, and efficient Occupational Therapy service to children and adults with disabilities.
  • Responsibility for ensuring the delivery of an effective and efficient Occupational Therapy Service
  • Establishment of profession specific quality standards and participation in setting and monitoring multidisciplinary standards of assessment and intervention
  • Regular monitoring and review of the OT service through caseload management measurements
  • Employee training and development
  • To take a role in policy making and planning within the Teams.
  • To advise the Clinical Services Manager of any current needs and future service developments and requirements.
  • To promote a high-quality Occupational therapy service and to establish excellent working practices.
  • Assist in the setting up of Case Conferences/Reviews and attend Case Conferences/Reviews and other meetings as required.
  • Regular communication with Service, Regional Managers and Community Services Co-ordinators.
  • Participation in regular team meetings.
  • Maintain and promote good communication and relationships with all other disciplines in the service, working within the agreed policy and code.
  • To be responsible for the safety and maintenance of any equipment supplied for Occupational Therapy services.
  • To be familiar with relevant regulations and standards for residential and disability services and provide Occupational Therapy plans and intervention in line with same.
  • To participate in specialist working groups as required such as Human Rights, Restricted Practices committees or Quality Improvement Teams.

Clinical Skills

  • Participation in multidisciplinary assessment, diagnosis, care planning and service delivery to children and adults attending the services.
  • Assist in the setting up of multidisciplinary assessments, reviews and other meetings as required.
  • Assist in research studies and projects relating to services as required.
  • Assist in a consultative capacity to other Occupational Therapists in the service who are providing direct services to children and adults.
  • Manage the Occupational Therapy caseload of this client group including assessment provision and intervention.
  • Work in partnership with support teams, parents/caregivers and other stakeholders throughout all stages of service delivery ensuring adequate support for the facilitation of service delivery and the implementation of Occupational Therapy programmes for clients as required.
  • Provide training and guidance for service support teams on how to effectively implement intervention plans and monitor the impact and outcomes of same.
  • Assist in the setting and monitoring of clinical standards, evaluation of practice, quality control, clinical audit, research and development as appropriate.
  • Maintain and update professional knowledge and skills in Occupational Therapy and be aware of current research and the implications of this for the service through self-education, training and professional development.
  • In addition to clinical responsibility, you will be expected to develop further areas of clinical expertise as the service demands, in line with the organisation’s commitment to continuous quality improvement.
  • To engage in joint work with other members of the Team, Health and Social Services and Education.  This will include e.g. parent and staff training, working with educators, therapy groups and participation in multidisciplinary programme planning, service delivery and evaluation as required.
  • Support the principles of Person-Centred Planning and the implementation of our PCP policies and practice throughout the organisation.
  • Development and maintenance of relevant service policies and procedures.
  • Provide guidance on environmental and sensory design as required.
  • Compile and analyse KPI’s and statistics/activity returns as required.
  • Maintain correct, up to date, legally viable records in relation to clients and other matters as required.

The above responsibilities are a reflection of the present service requirements and may be subject to amendment to meet the changing needs of the business.

Why Join our Team

  • Competitive salary
  • Health Insurance and discounted Health Insurance for family members
  • Promotional opportunities and pathways
  • Resilience Rewards employee discounts
  • Continuous professional development

Reporting to:

Therapy Services Manager

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