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Housing Occupational Therapist

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell, West Midlands
£30,451 - £34,728 per annum
Closing date
9 Aug 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care, Housing, Community Services
Contract Type
Full time
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An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist with relevant Housing knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable people who may:

A) have a mobility difficulty or physical disability which limits the individual maximising their independence or

B) lack the provision of suitable aids, adaptations or equipment.

You will work as part of a team and on your own initiative as well as have close working practices with the Floating Support & Vulnerable People Housing Service.

Your role would include ensuring that available adapted properties are allocated effectively to people with a physical disability. You will also make links and work in partnership with housing employees and outside agencies, to offer housing solutions for individual applicants.

The successful candidate will respond to requests for an Occupational Therapist assessment for applicants with disabilities in need of suitable housing and will explore and advise on housing options for people with a physical disability to achieve independent living.

Having a sound understanding of working with people who have complex physical disabilities, as well as having clinical skills and knowledge of specific aids, moving & handling and adaptations will help the successful individual in this exciting role.

You will need to have proven skills to assess and advise on the provision of equipment and adaptations and recommend property types where suitable adaptations can be achieved. You will need to ensure that available adapted properties are allocated in accordance with an individual’s needs, making recommendations based on the need to meet the individuals long-term housing requirements.

There will be the opportunity to liaise with, work alongside and share with other Occupational Therapists within the Therapy and Sensory Team within Adult Social Care

It is essential that you are registered with the HCPC and you must hold a Diploma of BSC in Occupational Therapy, or Degree in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent).

An enhanced DBS check is required for this role.

If you would like to discuss this position, please call Vince McCalla, Floating Support & Vulnerable Person Housing Service Manager on 0121 569 5037 or contact via email: 

Our Values; TrustUnity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week - Job share will also be considered on an 18.5 hours basis.

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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