Poole, Dorset, England
Livability is a national Christian charity that delivers a variety of community projects, disability care services and training resources across the UK. Our vision is of a transformed society where disabled and disadvantaged people can live life to the full.
An exciting development opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to work in a 13 bedded specialist service for individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) at Livability’s new innovative service based at Holton Lee, in Dorset. The Centre is located in the heart of Livability Holton Lee - a wellbeing discovery centre set in 350 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside that provides people of all abilities opportunities to develop physical, spiritual and mental well-being.
During time limited stays at the Livability Spinal Injury Centre, the aim is to maintain and enhance wellbeing, independence and life opportunities for people with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI).
The main purpose of this role is to provide an Occupational Therapy service for all individuals at LSIC with the aim of maximising their physical potential. In addition, you will take responsibility for the liaison and coordination of their care relating to their physical needs within a multi-agency team, and where appropriate, support their transition process. You will liaise with outreach teams, specifically regional spinal injury centres and other appropriate external organisations, as well as plan, review, give direction, develop staff, coach and monitor as needed. In return, we’ll give you all the support you need, a great working environment and a wide range of benefits.
To be successful in this role you will have:
• Recognised Occupational Therapy degree, qualification or equivalent.
• Current registration with Health Professions Council.
• Registered Member of the British Association of Occupational Therapists.
• Current Moving and Handling certificate, or willingness to achieve.
• Awareness of relevant medical conditions.
The post holder will need to be able to work flexibly across a rota covering 7 days per week.
With a focus on equipping people with SCI to manage life back home in their community the service will support people to:
• Maintain and further improve health and functional outcomes
• Access appropriate housing
• Engage in meaningful recreational activities both on site and in their own local area
• Engage in vocational opportunities and transition back to employment where possible
• Readjust psychologically, socially and economically to the effects of their Spinal Cord Injury.
The service will be provided in a domestic style, person-centred atmosphere. It will allow service users to explore the limits and possibilities of their situation in a safe and stimulating environment. Features include fully accessible single en-suite rooms, an independence kitchen, and indoor therapy space together with vocational and recreational opportunities on and off the site.
How to Apply
Please apply online via Apply/jobs.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and it is the responsibility of all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are therefore subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Livability is committed to Disability Confident Scheme and to equal opportunities therefore we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation.
Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 21st August 2017.
We reserve the right to close our vacancies early if we have sufficient applications.
- £ 23,017 - 34,157 Per year
- Full time
- Job Level
- Qualified (non-manager)
Posted 9 Aug 2017
Closes 21 Aug 2017
This job was posted to: Occupational therapist