This is a fixed term contract for 3 years
Digital Technology is transformational, however, there is a danger that people with disability could miss out. We aim to ensure that assistive technology transforms the lives of people with disabilities. In this role you will be involved in our exciting and pioneering project at Hill House which is at the forefront of that commitment.
About the role
Alongside the more traditional part of your role - being responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and formulation of treatment plans for adults with physical and complex disabilities with a range of occupational therapy needs, you will also use AAC devices and assistive technology to provide appropriate intervention and evaluate outcomes. This pioneering project will ensure appropriate innovative interventions that will generate qualitative data to support each individual to reach their goals. This 3 year project will enable us to bring significant benefits to our residents, quantify them, and then, through our learning from this project, ensure maximum benefits for many others in the future.
At Leonard Cheshire we aim to empower disabled people to live learn and work in the manner they choose. This ground-breaking three-year project will harness the latest in assistive technology to give people a voice and options. Almost all the 24 residents have complex physical and communication difficulties as well as physical support needs. Staff time is mostly consumed with personal care support and critical safety tasks. Before residents can make choices about how to spend their day, they face multiple barriers. This project provides a suite of technological devices to fully integrate health, communications and environmental control into one system. The suite includes MySense, wearable Assistive Technology that generates qualitative data to support every individual to reach their goals, as well as reducing time spent on routine health checks.
You will be qualified and registered as a practicing Occupational Therapist with the HCPC.
You will be able to work as an autonomous practitioner as a Professional Member of the College of Occupational Therapists and bring a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of occupational therapy theory and best practice and be able to demonstrate effective occupational therapy practice in all qualified procedures. You will bring previous experience of a range of clinical skills with an emphasis on neurological rehabilitation and the management of disability.
You will demonstrate an empathetic and caring approach, ensuring that dignity and respect is maintained, and you will share the values and ethos of Leonard Cheshire.
We are not expecting you to come with previous experience of a unique project of this nature. In this role, you will have the opportunity to develop your learning and expertise while working on this project, and therefore enhance your skills for the future.
Leonard Cheshire is going through a significant period of transformation, so this is a particularly exciting time to join our charity.
Leonard Cheshire currently supports more than 30,000 people across the UK and globally to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. We’re the UK’s largest voluntary sector provider of services for people with disabilities and we do everything humanly possible to empower people to live their lives as freely and as fully as they choose.
- Substantial annual leave
- A generous employer contribution to a company pension scheme with additional life cover
- Access to a cash health plan at favourable rates
- Flexible working and much, much more.
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community, and particularly encourages applications from disabled people.
Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.
A satisfactory disclosures check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.