Senior Occupational Therapist
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Closed for applications on 18/12/2018 23:59
£36,153 - £39,002
Job title: Senior Occupational Therapist
Service area: Customers and Communities
Job ref: TGHC596
Grade: Grade K £36,153 – £39,002 pro rata per annum (SCP 40-43) Part time 22 hours & 12 minutes per week. Permanent.
Applicable to: External and internal vacancy
Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday, 18 December 2018
The Gateshead Housing Company does not accept CVs
The Gateshead Housing Company is a non-profit organisation responsible for the day-to-day management of nearly 20,000 homes.
We aim to provide excellent and efficient services to create homes and neighbourhoods that meet the aspirations of the people of Gateshead.
We employ over 700 people and involve our customers in making our services better.
An opportunity has arisen in the Lettings Team for the role of Senior Occupational Therapist (Housing).
We are seeking to appoint an experienced, fully qualified Occupational Therapist who will work with tenants and prospective tenants who have complex and severe physical and/or mental health issues to ensure appropriate housing is sourced.
The role involves providing specialist advice and support to customers seeking rehousing. The client group will include but is not limited to both adults and children who may be wheelchair users, have degenerative and life limiting conditions, complex physical and mental health issues.
A sensitive and flexible approach to liaising with those in very difficult situations will be needed. You will need to understand the Council’s property stock within Gateshead and be able to match available properties to the needs of these clients. You will also be involved in the co-ordination and ordering of any follow up work to ensure complete suitability of housing including adaptations and equipment.
You will be working as part of specialist team therefore a positive work ethic and flexible, can-do attitude is important. There is a high workload of complex cases and it is essential that you have excellent organisational and time management skills.
You will need to be competent at documenting and presenting your cases in a variety of ways at a number of different forums, including meetings, panels and in the training environment.
Partnership working with a variety of professionals including but not limited to Gateshead Council’s Occupational Therapy Team, Social Workers and the NHS will be key in helping to deliver a joined up service for each individual.
You will also be involved in the assessment process and have an advisory role in the award of appropriate priorities for housing based on medical information.
You will be working alongside another Senior Occupational Therapist. You will be supported by an Occupational Therapy Assistant, and will provide professional guidance and support to that role.
You will adhere to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct Standards of the College of Occupational Therapists.
You will need to hold a Bachelor of Science honours degree in Occupational Therapy.
Please note potential secondments will require approval from your line manager before you apply for this position.
For an informal discussion please email Adam Bland firstname.lastname@example.org , Senior Occupational Therapist, or call 0191 433 5867 or email Kevin Johnson email@example.com , Head of Customer Services, or call 0191 433 5378.
You should consider the job profile when applying, giving examples of how you meet the criteria.
This job is closed for applications.