Sandwell, West Midlands
Occupational Therapist job in Sandwell (adults) 2 Full time x 1 part-time 17 hrs, paying up to £32 ph.
Your new company
Sandwell Council are looking for highly motivated Occupational Therapists (OT) to help deliver their therapy service (2 Full time x 1 part-time 17 hrs). Sandwell are focused on maximising independence, within a fast-paced and dynamic team to support the residents of Sandwell. It is an exciting and creative time in the OT service as they are developing new ways of working to meet the challenges as we move forward in delivering our therapy service.
Your new role
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, plan/deliver 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 strength-based approach.
You will work autonomously, managing your own caseload with guidance from senior OT’s and a supportive management team.
The service operates standard hours as follows; 9am till 5.30pm Monday to Thursday and 9am till 5pm on Fridays.
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 the provision of specialist equipment and minor adaptations. Providing recommendations for major adaptations, including Disabled Facilities Grant applications through joint work with the Home Improvement Agency and housing colleagues. Working closely with social work colleagues, other agencies & professionals. What you’ll need to succeed
This role requires an enhanced DBS check. You will need to be a qualified OT and registered with the HCPC on commencement of the position. You must have a BSC or Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
What you’ll get in return
Working through Hays, you will receive a bespoke specialist recruitment service with your own personal consultant. In addition, you will receive:
Lifelong career partner with over 15 years of recruitment expertise Specialist in Adult Social Work Recruitment Recruitment partner for Birmingham, Sandwell, Solihull and Coventry Councils Exclusive access to the latest Qualified Social work vacancies Helping you upskill through our My Learning platform, network forums and resources Transparency on timesheet/payroll platform – Option to be paid PAYE or Umbrella Ltd Support for CV writing and interview skills £250 reward for referring another Qualified Social Worker , who we then place. You will be offered a competitive salary, but this is dependent on experience with scope for negotiation.
What you need to do now
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