Occupational Therapist at Synapse Resource Center

Occupational Therapist

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience None
  • Location Rivers
  • Job Field Medical / Healthcare&nbsp

Location: Port-Harcourt, Rivers
Reporting to: Clinical Lead

Job Purpose
To provide practical advice and solutions to enable people live full, satisfying and independent lives.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake patient assessments of physical skills, communication skills, interactive skills and cognitive skills
  • Select and modify the appropriate occupational therapy treatment model, method and approach to implement the process of interventions.
  • Apply interventions to maximize safety and performance in activities of daily living (ADL) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADL).
  • Teach clients new ways of approaching tasks and educate them on how to break down activities into achievable components.
  • Establish realistic goals with the patient with meaningful outcomes
  • Liaise with other professionals, such as doctors, psychologists, social workers, as well as patients’ families and caregivers.
  • Keep up-to-date written and electronic records
  • Write reports and care plans
  • Attend multidisciplinary case meetings to plan and review ongoing treatment
  • Refer patients to other specialists when needed
  • Assess client’s home and other environments and advice on alterations consistent with their needs and capabilities.
  • Recommend adaptive equipment and train in its use.
  • Guide and educate family members and caregivers.
  • Observe, note, and report on progress of long and short term treatment goals.
  • Collect data and document processes followed.
  • Contribute to the analysis, planning, audit, development and evaluation of clinical services
  • Regularly follow-up client.


  • Minimum of a B Sc. degree in occupational therapy, a Master’s degree would be an added advantage
  • Proven working experience as Occupational Therapist.
  • Valid licence to practice occupational therapy.
  • Excellent knowledge of principles and practices of occupational therapy.
  • Hands-on experience with computer programs and creative media.
  • Familiarity with ADLs evaluation tools ( e.g. Katz ADL scale, Lawton IADL scale)
  • Ability to manage patients with different types of personalities.
  • Current knowledge of treatment practices per discipline and drive to continually learn and grow in the profession.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications and CVs to: [email protected] using the “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

Note: The subject of the email should be the job title – location e.g “Occupational Therapist – Port Harcourt” failure to abide by this would lead to automatic disqualification.