The helping aspect to the people with mental, physical or the social disabilities so that they can independently carry out the every-days task or occupation and work with children and adults of all ages whose difficulties may have presence since birth or the result due to accident, illness, aging or lifestyle.
There are individual treatment pro grammes to help to carry out their daily tasks and to do with more confidence and independence. They help to bring out the changes, whether that to be at home, work or school, and may introduce the use of the some equipment with some activities.
The occupational therapists jobs are the range and work with the diverse range of people who all have different needs. Their aim is to understand each persons requirement and lifestyle so that the best treatment plan can be created. The occupational therapists jobs includes how it carries out:
- Advice on the specialist equipment to assist with daily activities
Job prospects in this occupation is good and over the few years the range of the therapist have increased lot. Job growth stems from community health needs and treatment of the elderly. In the light of the aging population and the government's healthcare priorities the number should continue to grow. The occupational therapists jobs should come primarily from the employment increase. Less occupational therapist will retire from their position or will get promoted to the management positions and some are turning to the university teaching positions.
Training requirement must meet their occupation as one should be empathetic, have good manual dexterity, know how to work in the teams and also should have the ability to communicate and popularize information and also must enjoy helping relationships and demonstrate to analyze and solve the problems. It has increased in the numbers even in the local communities and the hospital centers for the long term care and this is the best job option available.
- Develop a rehabilitation pro gramme to help build the lost skills and to restore the lost confidence.
- Teach the anxiety management treatments.
- Coach people with learning difficulties or poor social skills.
- Mentor people how to create their own behavior.
- Train students and maintain and supervise the occupational therapy assistants.