Assistant Team Manager - Occupational Therapy

Bluebell Centre, North Solihull Council House, West Mall, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, B37 5TN
£37,890 - £43,857 pro rata, per annum
20 Sep 2021
18 Oct 2021
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Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
Part Time

22.5 Hours per Week

We are looking for an Assistant Team Manager (ATM) to provide line management and support to a community team of Occupational Therapists (OT's) and OT Assistants (OTA's) who assess and provide intervention to meet Care Act eligible needs in client’s own homes.

We are a continually developing and busy service and are keen to progress practice, support a strengths based and person centred focus and support vulnerable residents of all ages to remain as independent as possible in their own homes.

In joining SMBC’s Occupational Therapy Service we offer the opportunity to influence and assist in developing and innovating within a dynamic service and to play an important role in how OT practice is delivered to the residents of Solihull to improve independence and grow the Occupational Therapy ethos here. In return for your dedicated hard work and commitment, we offer an environment of supportive colleagues and management who recognise the value of OT and the opportunity to embed this as a passionate advocate for Occupational Therapy, as well as additional benefits.

You will take managerial responsibility for operational decisions in support of the Clinical Lead, ensuring that the service delivers a fair, equitable and timely service to residents whilst meeting statutory duties.

Reporting to the Clinical Lead and closely linking with colleague ATM’s including at SMBC’s One Front Door referral and triaging team, Reablement and Community, you will manage case allocation and be responsible for the monitoring of practice, practitioner performance and staff or service development needs.

You will provide clinical supervision to both OT and OTAs, making this a great opportunity for an experienced OT who has the necessary skills to lead, develop, motivate, support and manage staff and is looking to take the next step in their career into management. You will also liaise with colleague ATMs, Clinical Lead and Quality Performance Supervisor to report on performance and recording.

You will have substantial post graduate experience as a qualified OT and experience and knowledge of working with people with disabilities and long term health conditions.

You also will have an excellent knowledge of social care Occupational Therapy and be experienced and familiar with issues and challenges associated with the provision of community equipment, major and minor adaptations and the moving and handling of clients with disabilities or long term health conditions.

You will need to demonstrate your ability to make difficult managerial decisions and prioritise case work evidencing managerial reasoning to meet regularly changing service pressures.

You will have experience of supervising front line practitioners and/or student OT’s and of chairing meetings and may be asked to deputise for the Clinical Lead from time to time. You should be highly skilled in communicating with staff and clients alike, as well as a range of partner agencies and professionals.

We are currently implementing our Smarter Ways of Working as we recognise that work is what you do and not necessarily where you go.  Our aim is to balance the needs of our employees with service delivery and, for the majority of our roles, to enable our people to be able to work remotely wherever possible.

We also offer:

  • Flexible working, including flexi leave up to 24 days per year
  • Generous annual leave entitlements with opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional leave per year
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme – a 24 hour independent, free and confidential advice and support service
  • Family and carer friendly policies
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee benefits including subsidised travel passes, Cycle 2 Work Scheme and a staff discount card.

To apply, please click on the link below. If you have a specific question or require further information regarding this post, please contact Amy Alvarez, Clinical Lead OT, on 07772 529615 / 0121 709 7580, or email

Virtual interviews will take place using a secure video conferencing platform on 3/4/5 November 2021.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required .

This post requires the following Disclosure and Barring check: DBS Enhanced Adults & Childrens .

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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