Senior Occupational Therapist
Birmingham City Council has an exciting opportunity to recruit 4 Senior Occupational Therapists across 2 Directorates.
1 x job within the Education Directorate is term time only fixed term for 12 months
1 x job within the Education Directorate is a full time post fixed term for 18 months
2 x jobs within the Preparation for Adulthood Project are full time posts fixed term until 31/03/22
Education Directorate Details:
The Education Directorate at Birmingham City Council has changed a lot recently and not just because of COVID-19!
2 new posts have arisen for Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapists:
- to work with the looked after children who live both within the boundary of Birmingham City Council, and those who have been placed in other parts of the country. While also working with other children in Birmingham when required, this is an exciting opportunity to stretch your problem-solving skills and cross- partnership working with some very complex and challenging situations;
- to work term time in mainstream schools as a part of the Physical Difficulties Support Service (PDSS) to look at access to education. Clinically supervised by the Children’s Occupational Therapy Service (CYPOT), this is a totally new post with both services working closely together. Its yours to develop…
The Children’s Occupational Therapy Service is a small but dynamic team who have presented at RCOT Conference in the past and members have been in positions on the COT local regional board. Come join us…
PFA Project Details:
Birmingham City Council with partners has embarked on an exciting and ambitious journey to develop a whole system approach to support young people transitioning into adulthood, through its Preparation for Adulthood (PFA) and For Life programme of work.
A proof of concept will test an innovative approach that focusses on outcomes, strength-based practice and the promotion of independence for the young person based on the principles of personalisation. This whole system approach has galvanised key partners across social care, health and education to work together to plan and implement the key elements of PFA as follows:
- employment, education and training;
- independent living and housing;
- a healthy life;
- friendships, relationships and community connection.
We are looking for 2 forward thinking, enthusiastic Occupational Therapists that will step up and:
- demonstrate a dynamic, creative and innovative approach to their work, whilst putting the young person and their family at the centre;
- work in partnership with young people, families, service providers and other professionals to improvement outcomes for young people;
- think and step outside traditional silo’s, think ‘whole system’ and ‘champion’ natural leadership;
- demonstrate a strong collaborative approach, respecting difference;
- navigate across the whole system to acquire accurate and top-quality information that supports the young person and or their family;
- focus on strengths and outcomes that the young person wants to achieve;
- work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with diverse skills and experience;
- demonstrate excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills;
- has experience of working with families, children and/or young adults who may have experienced trauma;
- is working currently as an experienced and highly motivated Occupational Therapist within a community or hospital setting;
- is committed to safeguarding and promoting the life chances of children, young people and vulnerable adults;
- will bring with you a range of skills and an established knowledge base that will further enrich our Team.
For an informal discussion regarding the posts please contact Elisa Lee via email at Elisa.Lee@birmingham.gov.uk
Job Ref: BCC001722
Closing date : 2nd November
All staff are expected to understand and be committed to Equal Opportunities in employment and service delivery.
Interviews for this post will take place virtually via video conferencing. Shortlisted candidates will be provided with further information.
We welcome applications from people with caring responsibilities and flexible working options will be considered.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be undertaken.
“Right to work in the UK documentation will be fully checked for all applicants. All non-UK and non-EU applicants are required to apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship from Birmingham City Council and must be approved by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) before any employment offer can be confirmed.”