Occupational Therapy Team Leader

Warwickshire County Council
£45,441.00-£47,420.00 per annum
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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 An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Warwickshire Reablement Team for an Occupational Therapy Team Leader.

About Us:


The Reablement service is Warwickshire Wide and delivered internally by social care staff. We are a well-established team of Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Reablement Officers, Reablement Supervisors, Reablement Assistants and Social Care Practitioners, who have provided years of interventions for Warwickshire Reablement customers and aim to achieve the best outcomes going through their Reablement journey.


Reablement focuses on promoting independence by supporting customers to do as much as possible for themselves both physically and psychologically. We do this by supporting customers to continue living in their own home, preventing admissions into hospital or residential settings, and facilitating timely discharges home.


We believe that by supporting customers to identify and achieve their personal goals and outcomes, and by embedding personalisation, customers will have choice and control over how their support will be delivered, this will have a positive impact on health and well-being.


The Role:

As a member of the management team, you will take a lead role in the day-to-day management and performance of the team against its targets, and in ensuring the delivery of services to adults and carers in accordance with statutory requirements and Departmental policy. You will lead on developing high quality Occupational Therapy practice and the professional development of staff and students.


You will manage all incoming work including prioritisation, allocation and exits within the Reablement Team that relates to both Occupational Therapy and Social Care.  


You will manage the therapy input for the customer within their Reablement journey. Ensuring the team are providing strength based assessments and interventions and that service delivery quality and standards are maintained at all times.
You will directly manage Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, and provide professional support to the Reablement team.

Key Requirements
* Recognised OT qualification and at least three years post qualified fieldwork experience, including a proven track record of successful adult case and duty work.

* Have good written and verbal communication skills

* The ability to manage and prioritise allocation of referrals coming into the service

* The ability to supervise staff, managing performance and sickness.

* The ability to engage effectively with partners across the health, housing and social care

* A good knowledge of the legislation underpinning adult social care

* The ability to lead affectively with a passion that will significantly improve outcomes for customers and carers while maximising choice and control over their lives

* Have an excellent understanding of assessment and care management


The post requires you to work 9am – 5 pm Monday to Friday, including one weekend every 7 weeks. We also cover bank holiday working on a rota basis.


For further information about this role please contact Warwickshire Reablement Therapy Manager Laura Vernon at lauravernon@warwickshire.gov.uk or on 024 76 754280.


For the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click on the link below:


Occupational Therapy Team Leader


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.


Additional Information


Closing Date: 14th December 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.


To apply for this vacancy please click on the 'Apply' button.

Our method of application is online, please note, CV’s should not been submitted unless asked to do so. 


If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply' button please contact the Recruitment Centre on hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk including your contact details and any relevant screenshots.


You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email, so please check your email on a regular basis after submitting your application.   


As part of being a Disability Confident employer we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates that you generally meet the level of competence required for each competence, as well as meeting any of the qualifications, skills or experience defined as essential in the person specification.  


Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk  and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements. 


Warwickshire County Council (WCC) is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce, this is because we really understand the importance of different voices, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds within our workforce. Therefore, we strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups. WCC has a number of staff network groups which provide peer support and safe spaces for employees who hold these and other identities. See more


As a local authority we take on a wide range of roles, whether we are providing specialist care and support to the most vulnerable in our communities, or championing Warwickshire as a choice for business through our work to promote economic growth and innovation.

Warwickshire is famous the world over as Shakespeare’s county— but that’s only half the story.  We’re also vibrant and modern. One of the fastest growing commercial regions in the UK, we’re home to many leading companies and developing exciting opportunities for everyone who lives and works here. 


We pride ourselves on being an innovative employer that like to encourage new ways of working. Likewise, our ability to make decisions quickly is as important to us as it is to our customers.

We work actively with partner organisations to deliver our core services:

  • Schools and Learning
  • Social Care and Health
  • Community Safety
  • Environment and Planning
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Roads and Travel


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01926 41 8125
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