Housing Occupational Therapist
This is an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist with experience in housing and or adaptations to provide excellent occupational therapy services and develop or utilise their management skills in this unique team.
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: Grade 8
We are looking to appoint a full-time Housing Occupational Therapist, to support the development of our service and require a new team member who is keen to be involved in providing innovative housing services to people in the Dudley borough.
This is an exciting opportunity for qualified occupational therapists who are interested in utilising their skills within a supportive housing team and providing first class customer service.
The ideal candidate will have experience working closely with housing teams in the assessment and delivery of adaptations and/or re-housing solutions
This role involves working with customers of all ages and with a range of health and disability needs, so provides an opportunity to develop a wide range skills.
Main duties include:
•To complete a holistic assessment taking account of all housing factors impacting on the individual and their household, referring to and liaising with colleagues to resolve housing issues and needs as required
•To seek to resolve disability needs with equipment, support and referral to alternative services where this is appropriate
•To make recommendations, based on assessed need for the provision of certain property types, adaptations and equipment, taking account of both health and housing policy and legislation
•To make recommendations as to the level of medical priority for re-housing based on an assessment of need relating to the applicants current property and taking account of other housing options or services that may be appropriate
•To provide 1:1 support, supervision and line management to Housing OT support staff
•Must have a diploma or BSc in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the HCPC.
•Experience working as an OT with people with various disabilities, assessing needs and agreeing and arranging provision of adaptations and equipment or support in a community setting
•Be able to demonstrate a high level of relevant IT skills including Microsoft Office and specialist databases
•Be able to sketch and read property plans and review property details to identify barriers and potential solutions for people with disabilities
For further information or an informal chat please contact Cheryl Coe, Team Manager, Housing Occupational Therapy on 01384 814284 or via e-mail: Cheryl.firstname.lastname@example.org
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and vulnerable adults; therefore the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check.
NB: We reserve the right to close vacancies before the advertised date if a large number of applications have been received.
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