Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Embrace Living Residential Service | Balbriggan, D, IE

Posted 12 days ago

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Embrace provides residential support services for adults and children with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and acquired brain injuries. We are currently looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our team. Candidates must be self-driven, focused, highly motivated, creative and experienced with a passion for engaging with our residents on a daily basis.

The Occupational Therapist will report directly to our Managing Director.

Based in Balbriggan, Co. Dublin, the successful candidate will also be expected to travel to our community homes in the Meath / North County Dublin / Wicklow areas.

Type of Contract - Full time

Hours - 40 hours per week

*Key responsibilities will include: *

* Conducting comprehensive assessments of the individual’s needs and make recommendations on supports required i.e. person, activity, equipment and environment
* Using standardized and evidence-based assessments to form basis of clinical reasoning
* Assessing, planning, implementing and reviewing treatments / intervention programmes for individuals using a person-centred approach
* Assessing all situations with a focus on managing risk and contributing towards positive outcomes for the individual
* Collaborating with the individual while working in partnership with frontline staff / families / all other relevant stakeholders to identify and achieve goals
* Promoting continuity of care through the use of effective communication processes with frontline staff
* Ensuring all records and technical data are up to date and available as required
* Effectively managing own caseload
* Forming strong positive working relationships across all areas of the service
* Holding an appropriate and effective set of professional values and beliefs and behaving in line with professional standards as set down by Embrace and relevant professional bodies

*Essential requirements*

* Hold a recognized qualification as an Occupational Therapist with a minimum of three years’ experience
* Hold current CORU-registration
* Experience working with adults / children with intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injuries and autism
* Ability to work in a self-directed manner using initiative and creativity
* Ability to gather and assimilate information in order to complete assessments and develop care and support plans
* Good observational and functional assessment skills
* Ability to prioritise workload
* Excellent communication, IT skills and time management skills
* Full clean driving licence and willing to travel within service locations
* Ongoing knowledge of relevant changes and best practice in the field of intellectual disability

*Desirable requirements*

* Postural Management (Seating) and Sensory Integration experience
* Knowledge of health services and trends nationally and internationally
* Knowledge of designated centres related standards
* Knowledge of designated centres legislations


What we offer successful candidates:

* Competitive pay scale , depending on experience
* New joiner bonus of €250
* Company mobile phone and laptop
* €200 annual wellness voucher to support staff wellbeing
* Refer-a-Friend Program - €150 per referral
* Employment Assistance Programme, an independent support service for staff
* Bike-to-Work Scheme covering bicycles, ebikes and pedelecs
* Monthly Reflective Practice Support with an independent professional clinician
* Roster to suit your work/life balance
* PRSA Scheme

_By submitting your application online, you agree that your details will be used to progress your application for employment. If your application is successful, your details will be used to administer your personnel record. If your application is unsuccessful, we will retain your details for a period no longer than two years in order to consider you for prospective roles at Embrace._

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

* Bike to work scheme
* Employee assistance program
* On-site parking
* Wellness program
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday
* No weekends
Supplemental pay types:
* Performance bonus
* Signing bonus

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Balbriggan, CO. Dublin: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)

* working with adults and children: 3 years (preferred)

* CORU Registration (required)
* Driving Licence (preferred)%42101772% %%therapy%%