We are seeking motivated, dedicated and innovative Occupational Therapist to join our well established, highly supportive multi professional palliative care teams, based in Oswestry. You will join us on a part time, permanent basis (working 15 hours per week) and in return will receive a salary of pro rata £24,662 to £30,049, depending on experience.
Hope House Children’s Hospices are bright, homely, active and supportive places. We have two hospices, Hope House situated in Morda, Oswestry and Ty-Gobaith situated in Conwy. We’re a charity that cares for children with serious conditions, who aren’t expected to live longer than early adulthood. We help them enjoy the best possible quality of life and be as comfortable, happy and fulfilled as they can. We support their parents and families too, who often find it hard to cope. All our services are provided free of charge to families, but to carry on funding them we need to raise over £6 million every year - almost all of it through the local community.
About the role
As our Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for the provision of specialist assessment, treatment planning, delivery, and evaluation of evidence-based therapy interventions of Occupational Therapy.
You will facilitate and deliver holistic care, including end-of-life care to children and young people with life-limiting and/or life-threatening conditions.
In addition, you will also play a pivotal role in influencing the rehabilitative approach to care in the hospice and will have an imaginative leadership approach to diversional activates / interventions.
What we’re looking for in our Occupational Therapist:
- Excellent communication skills
- Should have an interest in and understanding of psychological wellbeing are essential in these areas of therapy
- Evidence of working collaboratively with education would be desirable
- A wide specialist clinical and theoretical knowledge base
- Experience of working with children with special needs would be an advantage.
What can we offer our Occupational Therapist?
Support and training to develop these skills will be offered and encouraged. To support you fully in this role you will be offered regular clinical supervision and appraisal, plus internal and external training opportunities.
Closing date for return of application: Thursday 30th August 2018
If you have the skills and experience required to become our Occupational Therapist, then apply now! We’d love to hear from you!