Occupational therapy support worker GBP13 per hour

Innovative Recruitment Limited
United Kingdom
13.00 GBP Hourly
04 Apr 2017
24 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Working life Occupational therapy (OT) support workers work under the supervision of registered occupational therapists. As part of the OT team, OT support workers offer practical support to help people overcome problems in carrying out day-to-day activities (occupations) of their lives. Illness, injury, disability or ageing can make ordinary tasks harder to do. This includes daily care (washing, dressing, eating), work or education and leisure. The OT team help people find ways to continue with activities which are important to them. This might involve learning new ways to do things. Or it might mean changes to the environment to make things easier. OT support workers work with people of all ages and situations with a range of conditions. For example, helping someone adapt to life after major surgery such as a hip replacement children with disabilities take part in school and play activities dementia sufferers develop strategies stroke patients people suffering from mental illness get back into everyday activities such as work or volunteering elderly people stay in their own homes by providing adaptation such as level access showers or stairliftsOT support workers may help people to use aids and equipment, including assistive technology. Assistive technology helps profoundly disabled people communicate, use IT, get about and control household services and equipment (lights, TV, etc). OT support workers offer practical support to help people overcome problems in carrying out day-to-day activities. OT support workers may also be known as OT assistants rehabilitation assistants technical instructors/OT technicians You will be based in a private clinic. Skills and personal characteristics needed As an OT support worker, you need to be able to motivate people accepting of other peoples lifestyles willing to work with people from all walks of life happy to talk to and work with groups flexible willing to travel able to work in a team but use their own initiative able to follow procedures able to deal with people with challenging behaviour You also need very good communication skills customer care skills organisational skills