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Location: Kingswood Court & Foresterhill Health Centre
Duration: Permanent, Full Time 37 hours per week
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Occupational Therapy Service within Bon Accord Care. The post is split over two newly created Hubs within the City – The City Wide Hub and the Central Hub.
You will be required to visit service users in their own homes to assess for equipment and adaptions. The ability to drive a small van is essential for the post. Full training will be given to the suitable candidate.
Throughout Aberdeen city you will lead and participate in the provision of a high standard of person centred care and support for service users in a range of accommodation settings, including their own homes. You will contribute to the organisation and development of the team and service to promote good outcomes for service users and their carers.
The post holder needs to hold as a minimum:
Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Record (PVG) or willing to become a scheme
The post holder is expected to demonstrate:
The ability to promote dignity, respect, choice, independent living and work in an anti discriminatory
The ability to assess, plan and review and maintain and develop clear and accurate records including risk assessments and support plans
The ability to communicate effectively and work in partnership with service users, staff, carers, families and internal/external professionals to achieve improved outcomes for service users
An ability to work as part of a team and provide leadership, supervision, guidance and support to other members of staff
The ability to provide personal care to a range of people with support needs
The ability to work proactively and with limited direct supervision, while at the same time recognising when matters need to be referred to a more senior manager
The ability to work accurately with detailed information specifically around the management and administration of service users’ medication
The ability to meet deadlines
Basic IT skills including the use of smart phones and Ipad’s/Microsoft word
The ability to move and handle both people and objects in a safe manner
Please see the Job Profile for further details.
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