Neurology/OT Programme Managers

Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Colchester, Manchester & NW, Newcastle upon Tyne, Norwich & East Anglia, Oxford area and Tunbridge Wells area

The Company

Reach Personal Injury Services was established in 1994 to provide a unique home and community based rehabilitation service for child and adult survivors of moderate and severe traumatic brain injury. It is now the largest private sector organisation dedicated solely to the provision of rehabilitation at home and they are now looking for a number of Programme Managers to join their register of practitioners.

The Role

The Programme Manager (PM) supervises and monitors the work of the Personal Programme Assistants (PPA) working within their geographic area. The PPAs carry out the rehabilitation plan recommended by reach for their head injured client and takes place in the client's own home and daily environment, which the PM will periodically visit and provide a report each time, joint working is encouraged.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Where appropriate, will help undertake functional assessments of head-injured clients located within their regional area.
  • Supervises the PPA. In the initial period of rehabilitation supervision may need to be more frequent depending on the difficulty of the client's problems.
  • Ensure that the PPA complies exactly with the specifications set out in each programme.
  • The PM may supervise a number of PPAs within a broad geographical region (e.g. South Yorkshire).
  • Personal supervision takes place with either a reach Director or Senior Programme Manager to discuss the status of the rehabilitation plan and future target.
  • Keep appropriate records of the work of the PPA and of the supervision sessions for discussion with their supervisor.
  • Provide 8 weekly interim reports in line with the agreed report schedule and goals. The PM will meet with the client and family prior to the 8-weekly meeting to ensure a professional update.
  • Occasionally PMs may be required to attend relevant meetings/case conferences/reviews, etc. in connection with their client (e.g. at school or NHS facilities). A PM may also be required to meet with solicitors. They will be supported in this regard.
  • Maintain absolute confidentiality concerning the content of the rehabilitation programmes, which are the property of reach Directors. The PM will also maintain absolute confidentiality concerning all details of clients and their families.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • An advanced higher education qualification in occupational therapy.
  • At least 10 years post-qualification experience in neuro-occupational therapy.
  • Accredited membership with the relevant professional body (eg: BAOT/COT, BOS etc).

Closing date for applications: Ongoing

Please contact Lisa on 01423 326000 or e-mail for further particulars and request and application form

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