VACANCY – Occupational Therapist (Housing)
Pay: Grade 10 SCP 32-35, negotiable dependent upon experience
Venn Group is currently recruiting for an experienced Physical or Mental Health Occupational Therapist to work in the housing division of the council. Applicants must have recent experience of working with both adults and children with complex needs in the community.
Responsibilities of the role:
To respond to requests for assessment in relation to adaptations, re-housing, housing management and repairs, affected by applicants/tenants complex health or disability needs
To make recommendations as to the level of medical priority for re-housing based on an assessment of need relating to the applicants current property and taking account of other housing options or services that may be appropriate
To make recommendations, based on assessed need for the provision of certain property types, adaptations and equipment, taking account of both health and housing policy and legislation
To assess potential of properties for adaptations and general accessibility, engaging surveyors or specialist company representatives where specific works are under consideration.
To ensure that any equipment supplied is fitted and demonstrated safely and clients are instructed on it’s safe use
To work in partnership with housing staff and outside agencies to explore housing solutions for individual applicants
To signpost customers effectively to other departments where relevant, supporting people with housing, health and disablity needs.
To provide support and advice to customers to maximise their housing choices with specific reference to their assessed need and accommodation that is advertised or might be available to them
To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Francesca Ellis on 0121 616 0660, or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org with an up-to-date copy of your CV as soon as possible.
Please note that only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you have not received a response within 48 hours please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Venn Group is an equal opportunities employment agency and welcomes applications from all candidates.