Senior Occupational Therapist

Location
Independent Living Centre, 100 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1JE
Salary
Band F, SCP 26-31 (£30,984 - £35,336 per annum) (£16.06 - £18.32 per hour)
Posted
14 Jul 2022
Closes
11 Aug 2022
Job Ref
SAND000006396
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

The role is within Sandwell Therapy Service.

Are you committed and passionate about improving and making a difference to people’s lives? We are looking for a qualified Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic, passionate and friendly Therapy Team in Sandwell.

At the heart of the West Midlands, Sandwell is a family friendly place to live and work. Sandwell Council has faced unprecedented challenges over recent times but we have responded with passion, commitment and continued to serve and support our local communities.

The Therapy Service have taken the opportunity to work in different ways, improving what we do and how we do it. We are continually evolving and developing our service provision to provide best outcomes for Sandwell residents. Sandwell Council is a desirable employer and is proud to offer employees benefits (see below). The Therapy service actively encourage all team members Continual Professional Development (CPD) and Career development. Sandwell council has a learning and development team that offers a range of different training opportunities to encourage staff’s development.

Essential Requirements

You must have a Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy.

We’re looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic, and experienced Occupational Therapist with a passion for Occupational Therapy.

You’ll have the ability to undertake Therapy assessments including Manual Handling assessments, delivering services such as specialist equipment, minor and major adaptations, reviewing outcomes with service users, carers and their support networks.

You’ll promote service users’ independence and autonomy, ensuring you address adversity and social exclusion.

You’ll be able to work autonomously, managing your own caseload with guidance from a supportive management team and other experienced colleagues. 

You’ll be an excellent communicator, be able to engage and work within Therapy team and work with wider services internal and external to council.


Our offer to you

Sandwell Council are proud to offer employees access to an award winning employee benefits scheme and a variety of learning and development opportunities. 

Other benefits offered:

  • Attractive annual leave entitlement
  • Access to the West Midlands Pension Scheme (WMPF)
  • Opportunities to be involved in projects and the development of the Therapy Service and across Health and Adult Social Care
  • Forward thinking, a learning team with links to regional Occupational Therapy Network to continually improve our practice and services
  • To be valued and respected in your role as a professional clinician
  • Manageable caseloads
  • Employee Induction
  • Regular supervision and appraisals
  • And many more other benefits

If you would like an informal discussion about the role please contact either Ambia Smith at Ambia_smith@sandwell.gov.uk or Kimberley Kavanagh at Kimberley_kavanagh@sandwell.gov.uk

You will also be required to undertake an enhanced Adult Disclosure and Barring Check.

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.

Hours

37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit https://www.sandwell.gov.uk/info/200233/jobs

 

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