Occupational Therapist

Independent Living Centre, Oldbury Road, Smethwick B66 1JE
Band F, SCP 32 - 37 (£29,055 - £33,136) pro-rata (£15.06 - £17.18 per hour)
10 Oct 2018
26 Oct 2018
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We are looking for a highly motivated Occupational Therapists (OT) to help us deliver a service that is focused on maximising independence. You’ll have a sound understanding of working with complex physical disabilities and have clinical skills and knowledge specific to aids, adaptations and moving and handling. It is an exciting and creative time in the OT service as we are developing new ways of working to meet the challenges ahead.

We are a dynamic responsive team and operate a duty system that you will be part of alongside colleagues in community social work and reablement to provide a streamlined customer journey. 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 users control of their lives.

Registered as an OT with the HCPC, you will have experience of working in the community and managing a complex caseload. You need experience and knowledge of relevant legislation with proven ability to work with vulnerable adults or children in a health and social care setting. Opportunities to develop your Personal Development Portfolio are available, and the attendance of training courses & skill sharing with OT colleagues are encouraged.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out home OT assessments for disabled people in the borough. This will include functional, and moving and handling assessments.
  • Assessing for the provision of specialist equipment and 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 and professionals.

If you would like to discuss the position, please call Charlotte Leadbeater-Chase, Therapy Team Manager on 0121 569 5740 or by email on charlotte_leadbeater@sandwell.gov.uk


1x 18.5 hours per week

This vacancy and advert will be closed as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible.

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