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Occupational Therapist - Experienced

Employer
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Location
Sandwell, West Midlands
Salary
£30,451 - £34,728 per annum
Closing date
10 Aug 2021

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Details

We are looking for highly motivated Occupational Therapists (OT) to help us deliver our therapy service. We are focused on maximising independence, within our fast paced and dynamic team to support the residents of Sandwell. It is an exciting and creative time in the OT service as we are developing new ways of working to meet the challenges as we move forward in delivering our therapy service.

You will have the opportunity to work with those with complex physical disabilities and develop your clinical skills.  Also, have knowledge specific to aids and adaptations within a community setting as well as being part of our duty system 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 user’s control of their lives focusing on a strengths based approach.

You will work autonomously, managing your own caseload with guidance from senior OT’s and a supportive management team.  

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out virtual and home-based OT assessments for service-users across 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 & professionals.

The service operates standard hours as follows; 9am till 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am till 5pm on Fridays.

This role requires an enhanced DBS check. You will need to be a qualified OT registered with the HCPC on commence of the position.

You must have a BSC or Diploma in Occupational Therapy. 

If you would like to discuss these positions, please contact either Ambia Smith at Ambia_smith@sandwell.gov.uk or Kimberley Kavanagh at Kimberley_kavanagh@sandwell.gov.uk

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.

Hours

37 hours per week

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: hr_resourcing@sandwell.gov.uk

Supporting documents
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Job Description
Information for Applicants

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