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Senior Occupational Therapist

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
BHHSCC, Venture Way, Brierley Hill, West Midlands
£40,221.00 to £43,421.00 per annum
Closing date
16 Jan 2024

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Health & Social Care / Work
Job Type
Occupational therapy - Qualified
Contract Type
Working Pattern

Job Details

Dudley MBC are implementing a Short Term Assessment and Reablement Team (Dudley STAR Team)

An exciting new team is being formed to operate the council’s new adult social care short term assessment and reablement service. The service will be offering local people an efficient and effective support package post hospital discharge, while supporting the NHS to be more effective and increasing their capacity.

Following a hospital discharge and once home, the new team made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and support staff will assist people to regain their daily living skills, mobility, and independence at home, through a tailored bespoke ‘reablement’ therapy plan. The team will work closely and intensively with each person to meet set goals and outcomes over an agreed period. The focus will always be on promoting independence.

Social work / care management and supervisory roles, care and support worker roles, along with physiotherapy and occupational therapy roles are being recruited to for the new team. All roles will have a clear career progression pathway within Adult Social Care, and training and development packages.

As an employee of Dudley MBC, you will receive a comprehensive annual leave package, an option to join the pension scheme and regular supervisions. We invite you to be part of a forward thinking, dynamic council, which actively supports staff, and works to change people’s lives for the better.

Post: 2 x Senior Occupational Therapist (Permanent)

Hours: 37 per week

Salary: Grade 10 (£40,221.00 to £43,421.00)

Location: Brierley Hill Health and Social Care Centre or various locations across Dudley borough

Excellent opportunities have arisen to work within Assessment and Independence on Urgent Care Services and Dudley Short Term Assessment and Reablement team.

The role

Your primary role will be to contribute to the provision of Occupational Therapy Services within Adult Care Services in order to promote independence, well-being and choice for older people and people who have a disability. You must have knowledge and experience of working with complex Moving and Handling cases within a community setting.

You will need to have sound clinical judgement and experience of managing casework, together with expertise in the provision and fitting of standard/specialist equipment.

Key requirements

  • To meet the requirements of the professional regulator and to uphold the reputation of the profession and the Council.
  • To work within the Professional Code of Conduct of Occupational Therapists
  • To manage and monitor a workload, organising work activities, Prioritising and delegating or referring on as appropriate.
  • To work in partnership with the people who use the service, their carers and other providers, respecting their views and promoting participation in decision making wherever possible whilst recognising the needs of all parties.
  • To undertake assessment of need of service users who require a complex assessment, co-ordinating those assessments where multi-disciplinary input is required in accordance with the Directorates protocols.
  • To provide functional assessments within a variety of community-based establishment e.g. persons home, Assisted Living Centre.
  • To make recommendations, based on need for the provision of services, aids to daily living and adaptations.

You may need to work flexibly, travelling across the Dudley borough and will therefore need to have the use of a vehicle.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion about the role please telephone 01384 811919 to speak to Wendy Malpass or Rebecca Davies.

Or email

N.B. We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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About Dudley Council

It’s an incredibly exciting time to work in Dudley Council as we embark on numerous multi-million pound regeneration schemes which will be real game-changers for the borough. In addition to the exciting schemes such as the Midland Metro we also have the ongoing and very serious challenges of ensuring vulnerable people across the borough receive the services they deserve.

At Dudley Council we have a ‘one council’ ethos that builds an effective and dynamic organisation which grows the economy and creates jobs, creating a cleaner and greener place and supports stronger and safer communities.

We are rightly proud to be the historic capital of the Black Country and, working with our partners, Dudley Council is also committed to looking forward and helping to deliver our borough vision of ‘Forge a Future for all’

We ensure communities influence council decisions and are committed to delivering services in partnership with communities.  We provide flexible and responsive service in partnership and help communities help themselves.

In joining a local authority that serves 320,000 residents you will become an integral part of a council that:

• is ready to embrace change, providing an environment in which you will be encouraged to make your mark

• is aware of its key challenges and the need for a new energy to innovate the council, in order to find cost effective ways of delivering services

• has aligned its political and managerial leadership structures and is committed to protecting, securing and transforming the lives of children, families, the vulnerable and older people

• wants borough residents to have their say through our community forums

• dedicates time to meaningful consultation and listen to the views of our residents

• is working with the community to encourage active involvement of our residents

We want to leave a legacy of a better future for the borough that reflects Dudley borough’s potential and harnesses the ambitions of the people we serve. For more information see our Council Plan, Dudley Borough Vision for 2030, Forging a Future for All and key information about the borough and its communities at All about Dudley Borough

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Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Council House
Priory Road
West Midlands
United Kingdom

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