Do you enjoy finding creative solutions to problems?
Do you want a better work life balance with agile working, no weekend or evening expectations?
Are you looking for a friendly supportive team in which you can thrive?
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a part-time Occupational Therapist to work in our specialist housing adaptations team.
About HEART (Home Environment Assessment and Response Team)
HEART Occupational Therapists and Housing Assessment Officers assess customers’ needs and housing conditions and offer solutions on a range of issues including provision of equipment, minor adaptations, and applications for Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) for major adaptations.
HEART is a partnership service across the five district councils in Warwickshire and is committed to providing a high-quality customer experience by delivering the right solution at the right time. HEARTs overall aim is to ensure that people can maintain an independent life and ensure their home environment is adapted appropriately and is accessible, safe and warm.
About the role
This role is based in Nuneaton, but you will be able to complete agile working and work from home. You will be expected to be able to cover the whole of Warwickshire dependant on demand. You will be responsible for a caseload, completing assessments (remote and face to face) and working with customers to plan and deliver the support they need to remain at home safely and independently.
You will have the opportunity to
- Develop specialist skills and knowledge in housing adaptations.
- Work alongside, technical officers, contractors and architects.
- See a case through from assessment to finished adaptation ensuring that the customer has a seamless service and is at the heart of the process.
You will be supported through regular clinical supervisions, and benefit from a team commitment towards Continued Professional Development.
**Warwickshire has recently launched a progression pathway for qualified Occupational Therapists Level 2 (Grade J), Level 3 (Grade K), Level 4 (Grade L) - This post will begin at level 2 with opportunity to progress should the successful candidate wish to**
The ideal candidate will have…
- A diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy.
- Registration as an Occupational Therapist with HCPC
- A keen interest in housing adaptations and Disabled Facilities Grants and a willingness to learn.
For the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click on the link below:
If you would like to discuss the role please contact Christine Newhouse, Senior Occupational Therapist by email at: Christine.Newhouse@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk or phoning 02476376573
These are the benefits we offer including agile working, enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, and a generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas.
Closing Date: 30th November 2023
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. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.
Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
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