Housing Occupational Therapist

Location
Harbour Buildings, Waterfront West, Brierley Hill, DY5 1LN
Salary
£29,174 to £31,895 per annum
Posted
13 Jun 2022
Closes
27 Jun 2022
Job Ref
DUDLEY000007350
Job Type
Housing
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

As a result of internal promotion we have an exciting vacancy for an Occupational Therapist with an interest in developing their career, within our unique service.  This role supports assessment of need related to re-housing and adaptations, to provide a holistic service to residents in Dudley.  There is also the opportunity to  develop management skills and to be part of exciting new build projects. 

Hours:  37 hours per week

Salary:  Grade 8

We are looking to appoint a full-time Housing Occupational Therapist, to support the development of our service and require a team member who is keen to be involved in providing innovative housing services to people in the Dudley borough. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified occupational therapist who is interested in utilising their skills within a supportive housing team and providing first class customer service.  

The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with housing teams in the assessment and delivery of adaptations and/or re-housing solutions

Main duties include:

• To complete a holistic assessment taking account of all housing factors impacting on the individual and their household, referring to and liaising with colleagues to resolve housing issues and needs as required

• To seek to resolve disability needs with equipment, support and referral to alternative services where this is appropriate

• To make recommendations, based on assessed need for the provision of certain property types, adaptations and equipment, taking account of both health and housing policy and legislation

• To make recommendations as to the level of medical priority for re-housing based on an assessment of need relating to the applicants current property and taking account of other housing options or services that may be appropriate

• To provide 1:1 support, supervision and line management to other relevant housing OT staff

Key requirements:

• Must have a diploma or BSc in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the HCPC.

• Experience working as an OT with people with various disabilities, assessing needs and agreeing and arranging provision of adaptations and equipment or support in a community setting

• Be able to demonstrate a high level of relevant IT skills including Microsoft Office and specialist databases

• Be able to sketch and read property plans and review property details to identify barriers and potential solutions for people with disabilities

For further information or an informal chat please contact Cheryl Coe, Team Manager, Housing Occupational Therapy on 01384 814284 or via e-mail: Cheryl.coe@dudley.gov.uk

NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised date if a large number of applications have been received

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