Occupational Therapist

Independent Living Centre, 100 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, B66 1JE
Band E, SCP18 - 25 (£25,419 - £30,095 per annum) (£13.18 - £15.60 per hour)
21 Jul 2022
05 Sep 2022
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We are looking for highly motivated Occupational Therapists (OT) to help us deliver our therapy service. We are focused on maximising independence, within our fast paced and dynamic team to support the residents of Sandwell. It is an exciting and creative time in the OT service as we are developing new ways of working to meet the challenges as we move forward in delivering our therapy service.

You will have the opportunity to work with those with complex physical disabilities and develop your clinical skills, and knowledge specific to aids and adaptations within a community setting.

You will have the ability to undertake innovative assessments, planning and delivering services and reviewing outcomes with service users, carers and their personal support networks. Ensuring you address adversity and social exclusion, promoting service users independence and autonomy.

You are passionate about the care and support you provide, ensuring that it is personalised and, where possible, gives service user’s control of their lives focusing on a strengths based approach.

You will work autonomously, managing your own caseload with guidance from senior OT’s and a supportive management team.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out virtual and home-based OT assessments for service-users across the borough.
  • Assessing for the provision of specialist equipment & minor adaptations.
  • Providing recommendations for major adaptations, including Disabled Facilities Grant applications through joint working with the Home Improvement Agency and Housing Colleagues.
  • Working closely with the social work colleagues, other agencies & professionals.

You are required to hold BSC or Diploma in Occupational Therapy.

The service operates standard hours as follows; 9am till 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am till 5pm on Fridays.


You will need to be a qualified OT registered with the HCPC on commencement of the position. Applications from newly qualified Occupational Therapists and students in their final year are welcomed where registration is expected within the next 12 weeks.

If you would like to discuss these positions, 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 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.


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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