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Housing Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Bridgwater, SW
5 days ago
Bridgwater, SW
5 days ago

Housing Occupational Therapist

Somerset County Council

The closing date is 09 March 2021

Job overview

We're looking for an experienced and motivated practitioner to join our established team of Housing Occupational Therapists in Adult Social Care.

Based in Sedgemoor, you will work closely with our housing providers and district councils to support people to access Housing Options which will improve their health and wellbeing and maximise their independence.

Supporting people through relocation, advising on new build developments, working on assistive technology solutions for supported living, educating and supporting our community teams the role is varied and challenging and requires an Occupational Therapist with drive and passion.

Accessible environments really can change lives and this role gives you the opportunity not only to work with individuals but to influence and guide policy change system wide.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for qualified Housing Occupational Therapists who are unafraid to do things differently. You will:

  • Be HCPC Registered
  • Have a good knowledge of complex adaptations and the Disabled Facility grant process.
  • Be able to communicate at all levels and form good working relations with colleagues and clients alike.
  • Be solution focused to support people to be independent
  • Be experienced within Social Care
  • Be passionate about advocating for others.

You will influence the development of the adult social care service, you will bring your ideas to the table and you will be encouraged to make improvements to ways of working. We want you to invest in this journey as much as we will invest in you.

Access to/use of a vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

About us

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.

Staff discounts in gyms.

Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.

Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.

My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Lead Housing Occupational Therapist (OT) based within each regional district offering high level professional and statutory advice on all Housing Options and Adaptations to other fellow Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Managers within Adult Social Care.

2. Work in close partnership with all Districts across the County to ensure appropriate stock allocation to meet current and future needs for Somerset residents with complex requirements.

3. Manage the complex Disability Funding Grant (DFG cases) through funding issues, unique environmental constraints, over-crowding problems, hidden disabilities and cases that require multi-professional approach.

4. Undertake the most advanced environmental assessments and reviews which will require intimate knowledge of the Housing Options process in Somerset, DFG legislation and the associated legal framework.

5. Make decisions, based on experience and knowledge around the cases allocated. Report to Principal Occupational Therapist and where needed the Strategic Managers for Operations and for Housing on the progress of these cases. Co-work with the allocated OT leading on housing advice, and support teams learning.

6. Lead the ASC housing and grant involvement by mentoring colleagues to reach appropriate decisions, overcoming difficulties and resolving dilemmas. Provide advice and guidance on advanced practice and legal and statutory issues.

7. Mentor as a specialist consultant and resource for the Adult Social Care teams across the county, co working within the Independent Advice Centres (IACs) and advise Somerset Independence Plus (SIP).

8. Provide advice to the regional acute hospitals to overcome complex housing issues. Work closely with Housing Resettlement workers in the two district hospitals, to educate, mentor and support decision making as part of this emerging role.

9. Monitor and audit the DFG referrals coming from the ASC OTs to ensure quality of application and appropriateness of referral. Feedback to individuals and to managers any issues with performance. Authorise all requests for high cost adaptations and ensure all alternative options have been fully considered. Work with the manager and technical officers within the SIP to prioritise DFG applications in a way which is fair and transparent.

10. Provide Quarterly reports of the whole DFG caseload, eg progress made, successes, complexities, funding hurdles and solutions as part of the QPRM process. Provide feedback to managers to inform strategic decisions and financial considerations.

11. Work with District Councils and housing providers to continually improve and enhance the Housing Options process in Somerset, eg advise on new build projects, work with Choice Based Lettings and refurbishment schemes and encourage creative solutions to unmet housing needs, eg buy-backs and shared ownership.

12. Where adopted by the District Councils, work in collaboration to provide advice and guidance as part of the Lettings protocol for wheelchair adapted units.

13. Liaise with a variety of outside organisations, including being on the board of Homefinder Somerset, West Somerset Housing Group, etc. Feedback outcomes to inform frontline practice, strategic operations and commissioning.

14. Instigate and chair appropriate meetings, with both internal and external partners in order to ensure the effective review of Housing policy and process. Make any necessary amendments to improve this system and identify and specify the need for immediate and future changes to improve practice and outcomes.

15. Contribute to the achievement of Key Performance Indicators within Somerset Independence Plus service as identified through service planning. Ensure focus is always on prevention initiatives and make the best use of the DFG allocation as part of the Better Care Fund.

16. Identify, structure and evaluate current and future population needs data to develop the understanding of likely demands for different categories of services to help shape the response required of SCC and partners/commissioners in order to meet that need, and the likely consequences of not meeting that need, eg the provisions and need for wheelchair accessible housing.

17. Research and analyse other organisations practice and explore how this can be applied or implemented within the SCC environment to improve the overall service to the community. Recommend changes to policy, procedures and practice and identify likely costs, timetable and resource implications, eg any savings that should be achieved.

18. Support the Locality Manager and leads to provide expertise and team leadership to support the delivery of Occupational Therapy Services in accordance with the Councils priorities, Central Government, SCC and legislative demands.

19. Ensure service users are active participants in co-production, re-planning and reviewing services for Adults and that their feedback is consistently requested and proactively used in local and county service planning.

20. Participate in national and regional networks, contribute to the development of national policy and expectations of high-quality practice. Be a member of the specialist OT Housing network.

21. Prepare complex DFG recommendations and solutions that will help inform part of strategic planning and innovative service delivery.

22. Contribute to quarterly District Specific Housing Reviews, led by commissioning, using their knowledge of unmet needs to inform debate and shape the market.

23. Chair Panels and advise on Extra Care Housing applications and support ECH champions in their role of processing and progressing these applications. Ensure good partnership working across SCC, landlords and care providers, and feedback issues to commissioning.

24. Develop partnerships with organisations focussing on homelessness reduction and prevention such as Step Together and District Council specialists. Provide an occupational therapy perspective, and advocate for the needs of service users with complex physical and mental health presentation within the housing system.

25. Understand, uphold and promote the aims of the councils equality, diversity and inclusion policies; health, safety and wellbeing of self and others; and Organisational values in everything you do. Equality and Diversity practice covers both interaction with staff, service users and communities and includes challenging discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity for all.

Contacts & Relationships

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with national organisations, eg the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Housing Section, Housing LIN, The Home Improvement Agency network and the regional DFG support meetings to ensure best practice is adopted where practicable. Build and sustain strong local working relationships with District Councils especially housing, other agencies, education, voluntary groups and the police, encouraging effective delivery of the best services for Adults within Somerset.
  • With officer levels from internal services within the Council to pass on and receive information daily.
  • Represent the OT team members at the DFG allocation and review meetings and present the complex cases to the DFG Review Panel Operations.
  • Attend and contribute to regional Specialist Occupational Therapist CPD events and support meetings.

Resources

Validate and monitor the DFG budget spend and feedback to commissioning on current and projected spend, including waitlists and completion times.

Order equipment to complement the DFG adaptations.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Dip COT or Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Desirable

  • CPD relevant for Housing or DFG.

Experience

Essential

  • Post qualifying work experience as an OT.
  • Proven experience with Disabled Facilities Grant and complex environmental adaptations.

Desirable

  • Experience of working as an OT in Adult Social Care.
  • Experience in working with Grant providers such as Home Aid and Somerset Independence Partnership.
  • A commitment to personal development and an ability to take advantage of training opportunities.

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to Housing including, Housing Act 2004, Housing and regenerations Act 2008, Care Act 2014
  • Ability to communicate at all levels in a concise and appropriate manner, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to speak fluent English as stated in Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016)
  • Proven record of working within a multi-disciplinary, multi - agency environment.
  • Familiar with Information Technology
  • Able to develop and sustain professional working relationships based on mutual trust, respect for individual rights and cultural needs and the promotion of equality and diversity.
  • Ability to conduct a full assessment and formulate a suitable programme of interventions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to form and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues.

Desirable

  • Moving and Handling experience.
  • Attended post qualifying training courses: accreditation to supervise a student, wheelchair services accreditation.
  • Experience in supervising others.
  • Experience in delivering training, mentoring and supporting others.

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Demonstrates a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the County and outside of the County on occasions.
  • Access to / use of a vehicle is an essential requirement
  • Committed to continuing professional development.
  • Ability to use own initiative in an autonomous manner.
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently under constant and conflicting demands.
  • Organise and effectively prioritise workload.

Desirable

  • Ability to work in a flexible manner.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset County Council

Address

King Square

Bridgwater

Somerset

TA6 3AR


Employer's website

https://www.somerset.gov.uk/

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Rotational Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Exeter, SW
2 days ago
Exeter, SW
£24.907k - £30.615k Per Year
2 days ago
£24.907k - £30.615k Per Year

Job Reference: 185-A-21-94910

Employer:
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Therapy
Location:
Exeter
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!


The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.


The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.


Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an occupational therapist to join the OT service working at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust. We have vacancies on our Band 5 rotational programme which spans both the acute and community healthcare settings.

This rotational role will allow the successful applicant to develop their clinical skills and reasoning through working across a broad range of areas, facilitating the completion of a preceptorship programme where appropriate. We are looking for applicants with previous Band 5 experience as well as those who are due to qualify in the summer of 2021.

Specialities include, acute respiratory medicine, neurology (including stroke), general medicine, surgery, T&O, health for older people and community rehabilitation. Effective communication, competent assessment skills, sound knowledge of the hospital discharge process and a patient-centred approach to occupational therapy must be possessed by the applicant.

Whilst the successful applicant will frequently be expected to work as an autonomous practitioner there will be strong links with the multidisciplinary team working in the hospital. There will also be opportunities to work closely with senior therapists to enable continued professional development.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is a welcoming Trust, focussed on valuing a person’s differences and encouraging them to grow and flourish in their role in healthcare. It is set in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK with easy access to the coast and the Dartmoor national park.

This post carries an expectation to work flexibly over 7 days, including weekend and bank holidays. On certain rotations this will be over time. It is essential that the applicant has a valid driver’s licence and has access to a road worthy vehicle for use at work.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Fairness
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.



This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Privacy Notice

During the course of this recruitment process, the Trust will be collecting your data and processing it in accordance with relevant Data Protection Legislation. Please see our website for more information with regards to the Trust’s Privacy Notice (RD&E website - Information Governance page). This Privacy Notice is designed to provide you with further information on how we will be using your data for this purpose and to comply with the relevant legislation.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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Occupational Therapist Orthopaedics

National Health Service

Barnstaple, SW
4 days ago
Barnstaple, SW
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year
4 days ago
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year

Job Reference: 415-E21-093

Employer:
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Department:
Orthopaedics Ward and Community
Location:
Barnstaple
Salary:
£38,890-£44,503 per annum pro rata

We are looking for a motivated, determined and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our Orthopaedic Team here at Northern Devon Healthcare Trust.

This post requires an autonomous practitioner who can provide specialist occupational therapy assessment and intervention to a wide range of orthopaedic patients within electives, trauma and as part of an Orthopaedic Supported Discharge (OSD) team in the community. Responsibilities include managing a caseload of patients, some of which will have complex needs, and contributing to safe multidisciplinary team discharge planning.

Our team currently celebrate having the shortest length of stay for femoral fractures in England (NHFD) and this is due to our strong integrated MDT working ethos and the intense OSD service that we can provide for 6 weeks following discharge. This role is essential for the facilitation of access visits, home hazards, and appropriate ward intervention followed up with rehabilitation in OSD as recommended in the Falls NICE guidelines.

We have been very proactive with our enhanced recovery after surgery in elective patients and following the successful provision of joint school/ pre op education we are now looking at discharging patients home on the day of surgery, providing short term rehabilitative therapy in their own homes under the OSD service.

In addition to their clinical responsibilities the post holder will lead the ongoing development of this service in line with local and national clinical guidelines. Be responsible for planning and delivering high quality teaching to OT’s, students and other professionals, whilst maintaining their own professional and highly specialist knowledge base.

The Therapy service at NDDH is an expanding, forward thinking and highly regarded service and this post offers excellent personal and professional development opportunities within an established and supportive team.

Please note the hours for this post are 37.5 per week.

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**

Closing Date: 02 March 2021



This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

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Occupational Therapist

Discover Medics

Aylesbury, HC
6 days ago
Aylesbury, HC
£30k - £33k Per Year
6 days ago
£30k - £33k Per Year
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Occupational Therapist within the education sector.
Skills and Knowledge
Essential Requirements:
  • Ability to plan and evaluate therapy for individual children with a range of needs, including those with DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder), ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), physical/medical/neurological needs and sensory processing difficulties.
  • Ability to use standardised and non-standardised tests to assess pupil’s needs and determine suitable provision accordingly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, staff and parents both verbally and in writing, including the writing of final reports.
  • Ability to keep records and work in a consistent and organised way
  • A commitment to further professional development.
  • A recognition of boundaries of own expertise and the need to seek advice.
  • An ability to use own initiative and be pro-active in adopting a problem solving approach

Personal Qualities

Essential:

  • Ability to develop positive relationships with children.
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with other members of staff and to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively with parents.
  • Ability to give and take advice in a sensitive and reflective manner.
  • Ability to show patience, understanding and a sense of humour.
  • Self –motivated and the ability to work flexibly.
  • Supportive towards the aims and Christian ethos of the School.

About Discover Medics

We are a leading specialist healthcare recruitment partner, recruiting and supplying top healthcare professionals for the healthcare sector across UK.

Discover Medics are committed to providing high quality recruitment services to both candidates and clients.


Apply today!

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Occupational Therapist

Discover Medics

Hemel Hempstead, HC
Today
Hemel Hempstead, HC
£24k - £33k Per Year
Today
£24k - £33k Per Year
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Occupational Therapist within the education sector.
Skills and Knowledge
Essential Requirements:
  • Ability to plan and evaluate therapy for individual children with a range of needs, including those with DCD (Developmental Coordination Disorder), ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), physical/medical/neurological needs and sensory processing difficulties.
  • Ability to use standardised and non-standardised tests to assess pupil’s needs and determine suitable provision accordingly.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, staff and parents both verbally and in writing, including the writing of final reports.
  • Ability to keep records and work in a consistent and organised way
  • A commitment to further professional development.
  • A recognition of boundaries of own expertise and the need to seek advice.
  • An ability to use own initiative and be pro-active in adopting a problem solving approach

Personal Qualities

Essential:

  • Ability to develop positive relationships with children.
  • Ability to establish positive working relationships with other members of staff and to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work effectively with parents.
  • Ability to give and take advice in a sensitive and reflective manner.
  • Ability to show patience, understanding and a sense of humour.
  • Self –motivated and the ability to work flexibly.
  • Supportive towards the aims and Christian ethos of the School.

About Discover Medics

We are a leading specialist healthcare recruitment partner, recruiting and supplying top healthcare professionals for the healthcare sector across UK.

Discover Medics are committed to providing high quality recruitment services to both candidates and clients.


Apply today!

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Occupational Therapist - Band 7 - Plymouth

National Health Service

Plymouth, SW
Today
Plymouth, SW
Today

Occupational Therapist - Band 7 - Plymouth

AJM Healthcare

The closing date is 31 May 2021

Job overview

AJM Healthcare is a long established provider of Wheelchair Services to the NHS and private sector. We provide an integrated outsourced wheelchair service to NHS Commissioners designed to improve quality and provide a superior service user experience while reducing costs.

We are pleased to announce an opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Clinical Scientist or Occupational or Physiotherapist to our Integrated Wheelchair Services based in our Plymouth Service Centre. Your role will combine in-house clinics and conduct assessments in clinic, peoples homes, day centres or schools within the area. You will provide a high quality, service user focused assessment and prescription of manual and powered wheelchairs to maximise function and independence by modifying standard equipment and prescribing appropriate pressure relief.

Main duties of the job

Working in a collaborative environment you will have knowledge of a range of medical conditions and physical disabilities. You will have skills in complex assessment, intervention and evaluation, to apply to prescription of wheelchairs, seating and pressure relieving equipment. Using clinical reasoning and problem solving, you will develop specialist skills in the role.

Post holders will engage in the supervision process, be responsible for their ongoing Continuing Professional Development, and have responsibilities in communicating their learning to colleagues. If you are enthusiastic, dynamic and a team player, this could be the position for you

About us

What we offer you:

  • A competitive salary in line with the NHS Agenda for Change pay bands as well as offering London Weighting.
  • Employer contributions into a NHS pension and existing NHS pension
  • Company mobile phone and tablet
  • Free on-site parking
  • Company sick pay

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job title: Clinical Scientist or Senior Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist - Wheelchair Services

Band:7

Responsible to: Clinical Lead

Job Purpose

To provide a high quality, service user focused assessment and prescription of manual and powered wheelchairs. To maximise function and independence by modifying standard equipment and prescribing appropriate pressure relief.

To work within professional standards and clinical guidelines, promote best practice and to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

To build up and maintain key relationships with referring services, facilitating appropriate referrals and prescriptions to the service.

To be responsible for the supervision and guidance of junior staff and students.

To work in a variety of settings including clinics, community centres, and clients own homes within the guidelines of the Lone Worker Policy and individual team requirements.

To participate in clinical governance activity, including CPD and developing and implementing quality improvements and audit activity within the service.

Work is carried out predominantly in clinics but also in peoples homes and schools and day centres.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work and that own work is within professional standards and clinical guidelines.

To undertake uni-professional, multi-disciplinary and specialist therapy assessments using evidence-based outcome measures, of clients referred to the Wheelchair Service. Clients ages may range from 30 months onwards and they may have multiple pathologies, predominantly affecting their ability to mobilise independently. Assessments may be in clinic, at service users home, schools or other suitable environment.

To perform specialist wheelchair and seating assessments and communicate relevant medical information, assessment details and advice and recommendations across agencies if required, following guidelines for sharing of information and informed consent. These agencies would commonly include GPs, Social Services, other healthcare professionals and voluntary agencies.

To carry out detailed assessment of service users mobility, posture, seating need, tissue viability and environment, in conjunction with agreed client outcomes. To select and prescribe appropriate and cost effective wheelchair equipment, fit and adjust it to meet client need, and provide instruction in safe use, care and maintenance. A comprehensive risk assessment will always be included.

To be responsible for gaining valid, informed consent for assessment and treatment interventions, sharing of information following legal and professional guidelines and to follow these guidelines in circumstances where clients do not have capacity to provide informed consent.

To be responsible for complying with legal and professional confidentiality guidelines at all times.

To select and transport appropriate wheelchairs and seating equipment for trial with service users in their home or clinics, loading and storing these items in/out of vehicles as required and in line with moving and handling and health and safety guidelines.

To write comprehensive, clear and concise reports for the service user records. These records will comply with quality standards of AJM policies and meet clinical requirements.

To develop, update and present service specific education presentations to service users and carers.

To support the team in the day-to-day operation of the service. This may include answering queries, staffing the Duty Desk, fielding referrals, contributing to team discussions, responding to client needs, delegating appropriate tasks to Rehabilitation Engineers, Rehabilitation Assistants and administration staff. To communicate with other team members, Clinical Lead, Team Leads, outside agencies and other operational activities. To contribute to the development of accessible information in Wheelchair Service.

Through advanced clinical reasoning and analysis, to identify clients needs from services outside the Wheelchair Service, and to liaise and refer clients to these services including other Healthcare, local authority and voluntary services.

To demonstrate skill in conflict management across a range of situations in verbal, written, formal and informal manner.

Educational Responsibilities

To act as a specialist wheelchair therapist providing education, training and advice to other professionals through formal and informal training, advice and joint assessments.

To provide clinical supervision and competency attainment for the junior staff and students by providing clinical training, theory and practical education sessions and advice on assessment and provision.

To identify own learning needs through a personal development plan (PDP) to compliment service developments and take responsibility for achieving PDP objectives.

Ongoing Development

To be responsible for organising and prioritising own caseload and appointments to meet service needs.

In conjunction with other staff, to monitor the waiting list and communicate with supervisor, Clinical Lead, and/or Team Manager as and when difficulties arise to decide together on appropriate action.

Use clinical reasoning skills to identify appropriate referrals and prescriptions and prioritise referrals in accordance with required services.

In conjunction with other team members to take an active role in service development and promotion by liaising with and educating referrers.

To assist the Service Operations Manager and other team members to develop the Wheelchair Service to meet the National Service Frameworks objectives and targets. You will be required to contribute to team discussion and service meetings. You will be actively involved in service development tasks by educating, advising and planning using leadership and communication skills.

To be responsible for completing and leading on designated clinical governance and quality objectives and in conjunction with the Service Operations Manager to review the objectives on a six monthly basis.

To deputise for senior therapists during periods of absence.

To seek approval for non-contract equipment orders; equipment provision is also to be monitored and discussed in regular clinical meetings.

To participate in and develop innovations in areas of risk management, quality standards setting and clinical effectiveness.

To arrange annual leave in conjunction with other team members.

Professional Responsibilities

To work as a lone practitioner, within the guidelines of the AJM Lone Working Policy, when performing home visits.

In conjunction with the senior therapists, ensure sound clinical reasoning, using evidence-based, valid and reliable outcome measures.

To actively participate in both clinical and operational supervision sessions to identify and develop professional, clinical and service needs

To have a working knowledge of clinical guidelines including British Association of Occupational Therapy or College of Physiotherapy and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines relevant to occupational or physio- therapy to translate these guidelines into own practice and, through supervision and education, assist junior staff members to translate the guidelines into their practice.

To be responsible for recording your own statistics in accordance with AJM policy.

To behave in a professional manner at all times to all people and establish and maintain clear professional boundaries.

To provide cover and support in other geographical areas when required.

Effort and Environment

To perform objective assessments of such things as balance, muscle strength, range of movement, transfers and mobility with moderate to high physical effort on a daily basis.

Following assessments therapists are expected to make confidant prescriptions about assessments for equipment. These decisions are often made unsupported at the time if working alone.

To travel to clients homes using the most appropriate form of transport, e.g. walking, cycling, public transport, which may require moderate physical effort on a daily basis

To demonstrate compassion, empathy and sensitivity to clients who may have complex emotional and physical conditions such as fear of falling, anxiety, pain and other physical and social concerns requiring moderate emotional effort on a daily basis.

To perform tasks which require moderate to high mental effort on a daily basis, for example concentration to write letters, develop policies and presentations, use clinical analysis and reasoning skills to make diagnoses and develop appropriate treatment programmes and educate junior staff, colleagues and clients throughout the day.

To respond to inconsistent work patterns and to be able to respond to stressful situations, manage time effectively, make adjustments and re-prioritise as required using moderate mental effort on a daily basis

May be frequently exposed to unpleasant working conditions such as bodily fluids, unhygienic and cluttered environments, pets and other animals.

May be exposed to adverse or extreme weather conditions on a regular basis.

Possibility that may be exposed to verbal and physical aggression from clients or carers and will need to be able to demonstrate negotiation skills in the management of conflict across a range of situations.

To comply with AJM Moving and Handling, Lone Working and Risk Assessment Policies at all times.

To comply with local risk assessments when dealing with complex clients with challenging behavioural needs and high risk extreme environments.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults and children within a wheelchair industry

Qualifications

Essential

  • Valid HCPC Registration
  • Qualified in either Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Clinical Scientist
  • Holds a full UK Driving License

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

AJM Healthcare

Address

Unit K1 Eagle Close

Langage Business Park

Plymouth

PL7 5JY


Employer's website

https://www.ajmhealthcare.com/


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Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

EX1 3RB, SW
5 days ago
EX1 3RB, SW
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year
5 days ago
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year

Job Reference: 185-A-21-96166

Employer:
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Community Rehab team Exeter
Location:
EX1 3RB
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum pro rata

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!


The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.


The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.


Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.


Do you want experience as a band 7 Occupational Therapist in the clinical speciality of neurology in the community? If so, we have the perfect job for you. This is a one year secondment or fixed term contract, of 20.5 hours per week, to cover maternity leave. The post is based at Exeter Community Hospital (Whipton) within our Exeter Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team, covering both the Exeter South/West Cluster and the Exeter Central/East Cluster patients.

Our extremely supportive specialist multidisciplinary team, consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Rehab Therapy Assistants, with close working with Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists and Social Care.

We require an Occupational Therapist with experience in neurological assessment and rehabilitation; including cognition, perception, upper limb treatment, spasticity and postural management, fatigue management and manual handling. Vocational Rehabilitation and Upper Limb Splinting knowledge & skills is ideal, but not essential.

The post holder will treat patients with highly complex needs with neurological conditions such as Stroke, MND, FND, MS, Brain Injury, Spinal Injuries & End of Life care. You will lead and supervise a small team of band 3, 5 & 6 Occupational Therapy staff. You will also provide specialist advice to other Occupational Therapy staff within the wider Eastern RDE Community.

For further information please contact: Sue Campling Tel. 07794632484

Provisional Interview Date: 2nd April 2021


(This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS Employees this post could be a secondment opportunity)

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Fairness
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

***Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.***

DUE TO THE ANTICIPATED HIGH NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POST WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CLOSE THE VACANCY BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE.



This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Privacy Notice

During the course of this recruitment process, the Trust will be collecting your data and processing it in accordance with relevant Data Protection Legislation. Please see our website for more information with regards to the Trust’s Privacy Notice (RD&E website - Information Governance page). This Privacy Notice is designed to provide you with further information on how we will be using your data for this purpose and to comply with the relevant legislation.


The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will contact previous employers to confirm employment history to cover a period of at least 3 years. The Trust is only able accept written references; these will be requested via email. One of your referees must be your current line manager and all references must cover the previous three years work or study history.

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Rotational Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Torbay, SW
4 days ago
Torbay, SW
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year
4 days ago
£31.365k - £37.89k Per Year

Job Reference: 388-A-20-57748-ROSE

Employer:
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
Torbay
Salary:
£31,365 to £37,890 per annum


Rotational Occupational Therapist

Area of Work: Acute Services

Employer: Torbay and South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Occupational Therapy

Location: Torbay Hospital

Salary: Band 6

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week on a rota to include 7 day cover, bank holidays (including Christmas day and New Years Day) and extended hours

Job Type: Permanent Contract

Closing Date:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a proactive, enthusiastic well-respected team in a busy acute hospital.

The post holders will be providing rapid assessments and discharge planning mainly within the Emergency and Medical Department in Torbay Hospital.

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated therapist to join us in the future development of this service, and in return, provide excellent opportunities for CPD, peer support and supervision. There may also be an opportunity to rotate into Intermediate Care.

For more information please contact: Nikki Mitchell on 01803 655575.



You will be joining the organisation at an exciting time. As the first fully integrated care organisation in England, we are working to improve the way we deliver safe, high-quality health and social care. We have a positive and vibrant working atmosphere, We are proud of our investment in our staff both in terms of developing potential career skills and valuing people. Our commitment to staff health and wellbeing looks at supporting our staff as ‘whole’ individuals, recognising their own unique set of strengths and skills. We create the right environment to enable all people to take care of themselves and provide the best care possible to our patients and citizens.

For more information on why to work with us, please see our Welcome films in the Further Links sections to the right of this page. #seeyouinsouthdevon

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • We reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive a high volume of applications. Please apply promptly
  • Please read the job description and tailor your application to reflect the role
  • Correspondence will be via NHS Jobs, text and email. Please check your email and NHS Jobs account regularly
  • Applicants with no previous NHS experience will ordinarily be appointed to the minimum of the band
  • If you have not received an invitation to assessment within 28 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion
  • It is your responsibility to assist us in the timely receipt of appropriate references

The Trust is committed to preventing discrimination, valuing diversity and achieving equality of opportunity. No person (staff, patient or public) will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of the nine protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010.

We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and therefore we welcome applications from all. If you require support you can obtain this from our Equality Business Forum which has representatives from all protected groups.

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Team Lead Occupational Therapist

National Health Service

Barry Community Mental Health, WA
1 day ago
Barry Community Mental Health, WA
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year
1 day ago
£38.89k - £44.503k Per Year

Job Reference: 001-AHP182-1220-A

Employer:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Department:
Occupational Therapy
Location:
Barry Community Mental Health, Barry
Salary:
£38,890 - £44,503 Per annum

CARING FOR PEOPLE - KEEPING PEOPLE WELL

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (the UHB) is a Smoke Free Health Board. Smoking is banned across all of the UHB sites. Staff are therefore not able to smoke in the hospital grounds or on any other UHB premises.

The UHB reserves the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.

We are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We welcome applications from everyone and actively seek a diverse range of applicants. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential no matter their disability, sex, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity or marriage and civil partnership status.

Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our team within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. This full time Band 7 post will be based within the community mental health team in Barry Hospital.

You will be working within a dedicated and well-established team of Occupational Therapists and Technicians within a collaborative multidisciplinary team. Clinically you will be responsible for your caseload and act as senior member of the MDT. However this post will also develop your leadership skills within occupational therapy team and the locality CMHT.

The Occupational Therapy team use the Model of Human Occupation (MoHO) as a framework for practice informed by a wide array of MoHO assessments. The focus of the team is collaborative, solution focused approaches to recovery and skill development with our service users.The role is suited to Occupational Therapists with a knowledge of mental health and recovery

The Occupational Therapy service within Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is committed to the development of its workforce and will actively support the post holder to develop into the full scope of the role. This post is based within mental health services and will benefit from joining an experienced group of staff with a strong professional network across mental health services.

Regular supervision is provided, senior staff meet regularly as a leadership team and we have regular professional forums to support Occupational Therapy practice across the service.

We are looking for someone who shares our values that

  • We care about the people we serve and the people we work with
  • We trust one another
  • We respect each other
  • We take personal responsibility
  • We treat people with kindness
  • We act with integrity

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Closing Date: 15th March 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact:

Jess Powell Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

02921824892

Jessica.powell2@wales.nhs.uk



Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website.

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Job Type

Full Time

Posted

5 days ago

Description

Housing Occupational Therapist

Somerset County Council

The closing date is 09 March 2021

Job overview

We're looking for an experienced and motivated practitioner to join our established team of Housing Occupational Therapists in Adult Social Care.

Based in Sedgemoor, you will work closely with our housing providers and district councils to support people to access Housing Options which will improve their health and wellbeing and maximise their independence.

Supporting people through relocation, advising on new build developments, working on assistive technology solutions for supported living, educating and supporting our community teams the role is varied and challenging and requires an Occupational Therapist with drive and passion.

Accessible environments really can change lives and this role gives you the opportunity not only to work with individuals but to influence and guide policy change system wide.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for qualified Housing Occupational Therapists who are unafraid to do things differently. You will:

  • Be HCPC Registered
  • Have a good knowledge of complex adaptations and the Disabled Facility grant process.
  • Be able to communicate at all levels and form good working relations with colleagues and clients alike.
  • Be solution focused to support people to be independent
  • Be experienced within Social Care
  • Be passionate about advocating for others.

You will influence the development of the adult social care service, you will bring your ideas to the table and you will be encouraged to make improvements to ways of working. We want you to invest in this journey as much as we will invest in you.

Access to/use of a vehicle is an essential requirement for this role.

About us

We are proud to offer an environment that is supportive and rewarding, working as part of a team who are passionate about the work they do to improve the lives of people in Somerset. We offer great training and development opportunities, with supportive management. As well as this, we have some fantastic employee benefits available:

We promote a healthy work-life balance and offer flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Generous annual leave allowance, with the opportunity to purchase additional leave.

Staff discounts in gyms.

Employee Assistance for the times you may need some support and a variety of employee wellbeing services.

Auto enrolment onto our generous Pension Scheme and optional pension enhancement through our Additional Voluntary Contribution scheme.

A Flexible Benefits Scheme via salary sacrifice to obtain a cycle for work and health screenings.

My Staff Shop offering discounts in shops, online shopping, restaurants, cinema tickets, insurance benefits and more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Lead Housing Occupational Therapist (OT) based within each regional district offering high level professional and statutory advice on all Housing Options and Adaptations to other fellow Occupational Therapists, Social Workers and Managers within Adult Social Care.

2. Work in close partnership with all Districts across the County to ensure appropriate stock allocation to meet current and future needs for Somerset residents with complex requirements.

3. Manage the complex Disability Funding Grant (DFG cases) through funding issues, unique environmental constraints, over-crowding problems, hidden disabilities and cases that require multi-professional approach.

4. Undertake the most advanced environmental assessments and reviews which will require intimate knowledge of the Housing Options process in Somerset, DFG legislation and the associated legal framework.

5. Make decisions, based on experience and knowledge around the cases allocated. Report to Principal Occupational Therapist and where needed the Strategic Managers for Operations and for Housing on the progress of these cases. Co-work with the allocated OT leading on housing advice, and support teams learning.

6. Lead the ASC housing and grant involvement by mentoring colleagues to reach appropriate decisions, overcoming difficulties and resolving dilemmas. Provide advice and guidance on advanced practice and legal and statutory issues.

7. Mentor as a specialist consultant and resource for the Adult Social Care teams across the county, co working within the Independent Advice Centres (IACs) and advise Somerset Independence Plus (SIP).

8. Provide advice to the regional acute hospitals to overcome complex housing issues. Work closely with Housing Resettlement workers in the two district hospitals, to educate, mentor and support decision making as part of this emerging role.

9. Monitor and audit the DFG referrals coming from the ASC OTs to ensure quality of application and appropriateness of referral. Feedback to individuals and to managers any issues with performance. Authorise all requests for high cost adaptations and ensure all alternative options have been fully considered. Work with the manager and technical officers within the SIP to prioritise DFG applications in a way which is fair and transparent.

10. Provide Quarterly reports of the whole DFG caseload, eg progress made, successes, complexities, funding hurdles and solutions as part of the QPRM process. Provide feedback to managers to inform strategic decisions and financial considerations.

11. Work with District Councils and housing providers to continually improve and enhance the Housing Options process in Somerset, eg advise on new build projects, work with Choice Based Lettings and refurbishment schemes and encourage creative solutions to unmet housing needs, eg buy-backs and shared ownership.

12. Where adopted by the District Councils, work in collaboration to provide advice and guidance as part of the Lettings protocol for wheelchair adapted units.

13. Liaise with a variety of outside organisations, including being on the board of Homefinder Somerset, West Somerset Housing Group, etc. Feedback outcomes to inform frontline practice, strategic operations and commissioning.

14. Instigate and chair appropriate meetings, with both internal and external partners in order to ensure the effective review of Housing policy and process. Make any necessary amendments to improve this system and identify and specify the need for immediate and future changes to improve practice and outcomes.

15. Contribute to the achievement of Key Performance Indicators within Somerset Independence Plus service as identified through service planning. Ensure focus is always on prevention initiatives and make the best use of the DFG allocation as part of the Better Care Fund.

16. Identify, structure and evaluate current and future population needs data to develop the understanding of likely demands for different categories of services to help shape the response required of SCC and partners/commissioners in order to meet that need, and the likely consequences of not meeting that need, eg the provisions and need for wheelchair accessible housing.

17. Research and analyse other organisations practice and explore how this can be applied or implemented within the SCC environment to improve the overall service to the community. Recommend changes to policy, procedures and practice and identify likely costs, timetable and resource implications, eg any savings that should be achieved.

18. Support the Locality Manager and leads to provide expertise and team leadership to support the delivery of Occupational Therapy Services in accordance with the Councils priorities, Central Government, SCC and legislative demands.

19. Ensure service users are active participants in co-production, re-planning and reviewing services for Adults and that their feedback is consistently requested and proactively used in local and county service planning.

20. Participate in national and regional networks, contribute to the development of national policy and expectations of high-quality practice. Be a member of the specialist OT Housing network.

21. Prepare complex DFG recommendations and solutions that will help inform part of strategic planning and innovative service delivery.

22. Contribute to quarterly District Specific Housing Reviews, led by commissioning, using their knowledge of unmet needs to inform debate and shape the market.

23. Chair Panels and advise on Extra Care Housing applications and support ECH champions in their role of processing and progressing these applications. Ensure good partnership working across SCC, landlords and care providers, and feedback issues to commissioning.

24. Develop partnerships with organisations focussing on homelessness reduction and prevention such as Step Together and District Council specialists. Provide an occupational therapy perspective, and advocate for the needs of service users with complex physical and mental health presentation within the housing system.

25. Understand, uphold and promote the aims of the councils equality, diversity and inclusion policies; health, safety and wellbeing of self and others; and Organisational values in everything you do. Equality and Diversity practice covers both interaction with staff, service users and communities and includes challenging discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity for all.

Contacts & Relationships

  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with national organisations, eg the Royal College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Housing Section, Housing LIN, The Home Improvement Agency network and the regional DFG support meetings to ensure best practice is adopted where practicable. Build and sustain strong local working relationships with District Councils especially housing, other agencies, education, voluntary groups and the police, encouraging effective delivery of the best services for Adults within Somerset.
  • With officer levels from internal services within the Council to pass on and receive information daily.
  • Represent the OT team members at the DFG allocation and review meetings and present the complex cases to the DFG Review Panel Operations.
  • Attend and contribute to regional Specialist Occupational Therapist CPD events and support meetings.

Resources

Validate and monitor the DFG budget spend and feedback to commissioning on current and projected spend, including waitlists and completion times.

Order equipment to complement the DFG adaptations.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Dip COT or Degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Registration with The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Desirable

  • CPD relevant for Housing or DFG.

Experience

Essential

  • Post qualifying work experience as an OT.
  • Proven experience with Disabled Facilities Grant and complex environmental adaptations.

Desirable

  • Experience of working as an OT in Adult Social Care.
  • Experience in working with Grant providers such as Home Aid and Somerset Independence Partnership.
  • A commitment to personal development and an ability to take advantage of training opportunities.

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation relating to Housing including, Housing Act 2004, Housing and regenerations Act 2008, Care Act 2014
  • Ability to communicate at all levels in a concise and appropriate manner, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to speak fluent English as stated in Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016)
  • Proven record of working within a multi-disciplinary, multi - agency environment.
  • Familiar with Information Technology
  • Able to develop and sustain professional working relationships based on mutual trust, respect for individual rights and cultural needs and the promotion of equality and diversity.
  • Ability to conduct a full assessment and formulate a suitable programme of interventions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to form and maintain good working relationships with clients and colleagues.

Desirable

  • Moving and Handling experience.
  • Attended post qualifying training courses: accreditation to supervise a student, wheelchair services accreditation.
  • Experience in supervising others.
  • Experience in delivering training, mentoring and supporting others.

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Demonstrates a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the County and outside of the County on occasions.
  • Access to / use of a vehicle is an essential requirement
  • Committed to continuing professional development.
  • Ability to use own initiative in an autonomous manner.
  • Ability to work calmly and efficiently under constant and conflicting demands.
  • Organise and effectively prioritise workload.

Desirable

  • Ability to work in a flexible manner.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset County Council

Address

King Square

Bridgwater

Somerset

TA6 3AR


Employer's website

https://www.somerset.gov.uk/