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Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Service - Housing

Fixed term contract for 12 months

Location - Derbyshire

Working hours - There is flexibility

Salary - 35k per annum

Sellick Partnership are working with a housing organisation to recruit an Occupational Therapist to provide assessments and detailed recommendations for adaptations to public and private sector properties.

JOB SUMMARY

  • To provide an Occupational Therapist service to customers living in their own homes regardless of tenure, evidence based / person centred options to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions to enable people to retain their independence and remain living in their preferred environments.
  • To improve access to social housing for vulnerable and/or disabled people by providing a fast and comprehensive assessment of people's needs and suitability of available housing.
  • To assist in the review of policies and develop new processes and procedures to improve co-ordination and speed of services between the agencies involved in meeting the housing of disabled people.To assess needs, collate information and explore options for future service provision.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General

  1. To attend training, conferences, trade shows, workshops, seminars, etc appropriate to the post / service.
  2. To support, promote and comply with the Clients Equal Opportunities and Fairness Scheme when undertaking the duties of the post.
  3. To be aware of, and comply with, the clients policies and procedures on health and safety at work by adopting safe working practices; reporting any accident / or unsafe or hazardous conditions to management; and to do everything reasonable to prevent personal injury to yourself, fellow workers and members of the public.
  4. To be responsible for identifying your personal training and development needs in discussion with your line manager. To participate in any training and development activities identified and agreed as relevant to your personal development and / or your development in the job.
  5. The postholder will at all times respect the sensitivity and confidentially of any information that may have access to regarding their clients / customers.
  6. Liaise with other departments, partners and statutory and voluntary agencies.
  7. To carry out any other duties as required by your line manager from time to time in accordance with the grading of the post.
  8. To maintain State Registration through Continued Professional Development.

Specific Duties

  • To assist in the development, management, implementation and the review of the necessary infrastructures, practices, procedures and documentation appropriate to the service.
  • To provide specialist advice to the Client organisation, Developers, RSLs, Architects and Surveyors with respect to New Build and refurbishment projects, including input into Design Briefs.
  • To work closely with the above staff to ensure that fast, efficient systems and procedures are in place to process adaptations and grants.
  • To advise Social Services on Housing issues and perspective through regular liaison meetings. Work closely with Social Services, OTs to ensure that a high quality adaptation service is provided to disabled people within the district.
  • To have a good understanding of relevant legislation, circulars and national initiatives appropriate to the profession / post / service.
  • To represent the profession, service and authority on relevant boards, at meetings, seminars and workshops etc. as required.
  • To provide information on disabled housing and issues relating to disability to internal staff, the public and others.
  • To assist in the development of long term strategic plans for the service.
  • To assess the individual needs of disabled people and their carers applying for social housing in the district, participate in the allocation of adapted properties and assist in the development of the adapted properties housing register.
  • To assess vacant properties for their suitability for re-letting to people with disabilities including and assessing for and recommending equipment and adaptations.
  • Assist in the management of the provision of any recommended adaptations or equipment.
  • To liaise with Health personnel and others to facilitate the discharge of disabled patients from hospital through fast track response to addressing their housing and adaptation needs.
  • To assist officers in Community Services in delivery of a quality to disabled people

If you you have the relevant experience and would like a further confidential chat, please contact Josh Meek at Sellick Partnership