Reference: RA0005947
Description: Housing Occupational Therapist

Do you enjoy finding creative solutions to problems?

Do you want a better work life balance with agile working, no weekend or evening expectations?

Are you looking for a friendly supportive team in which you can thrive?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full-time/part time/job share Occupational Therapist/s to work in our specialist housing adaptations team.

About HEART (Home Environment Assessment and Response Team)

HEART Occupational Therapists and Housing Assessment Officers assess customers’ needs and housing conditions and offer solutions on a range of issues including provision of equipment, minor adaptations, and applications for Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) for major adaptations.

HEART is a partnership service across the five district councils in Warwickshire and is committed to providing a high-quality customer experience by delivering the right solution at the right time. HEARTs overall aim is to ensure that people can maintain an independent life and ensure their home environment is adapted appropriately and is accessible, safe and warm.

About the role

This role is based in, but you will be able to complete agile working and work from home. You will be expected to be able to cover the whole of Warwickshire dependant on demand. You will be responsible for a caseload, completing assessments (remote and face to face) and working with customers to plan and deliver the support they need to remain at home safely and independently.

You will have the opportunity to

Develop specialist skills and knowledge in housing adaptations.
Work alongside technical officers, contractors and architects.
See a case through from assessment to finished adaptation ensuring that the customer has a seamless service and is at the heart of the process.

You will be supported through regular clinical supervisions, and benefit from a team commitment towards Continued Professional Development.

Key Requirements

A diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy.
Registration as an Occupational Therapist with HCPC
A keen interest in housing adaptations and Disabled Facilities Grants and a willingness to learn.

Our current vacancies are shared between the North and South HEART team.

Part time hours and a Job Share will also be considered. Please specify your choice of working pattern on your supporting information section.

For further information please see the Job Description and Person Specification below;

Occupational Therapist

Working for Warwickshire – This is the difference you make

Warwickshire County Council is a place where everyone feelsvalued, included, safe, supported,andwelcome. Our people are at the heart of this vision, could you be one of them!

At Warwickshire County Council we are committed to ensuring Warwickshire’s economy is vibrant and supported by the right jobs, training, skills and infrastructure. Our people vision for Warwickshire County Council is a great place to work where diverse and talented people are enabled to be their best.

Your future matters to us, we provide a generous pension scheme which includes an employer contribution rate of typically around 19 percent per month, to help support your financial security during retirement. The scheme also offers a valuable package of benefits for members and their dependants. To find out more please visit:

Warwickshire Pension Fund homepage – Warwickshire Pension Fund’

The benefits we offer include agile working, a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, generous annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays and an additional day at Christmas, and access to Vivup benefits and discounts platform.

Click here to view the benefits at Warwickshire County Council.

Additional Information

Warwickshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Please be advised successful applicants will be subject to a range of pre-engagement checks, including a relevant Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). In accordance with the DBS code of practice and our own policy, should an individual have a declared criminal offence an individual assessment will be completed. Warwickshire County Council adheres to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The Fluency Duty is outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers. The Fluency Duty for this role is Required. You must be able to speak and provide advice in accurate spoken English to the public.

To discuss the role please contact Sue Brimacombe, Occupational Therapy Team Leader on 02476 376727 0r email sue.brimacombe@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk

Closing date: 6th May 2024Interview date:21st/22nd May 2024

Should you require application forms in an alternative format / language or any adjustments to be made throughout the application process or upon appointment, please contact hrandpayroll@warwickshire.gov.uk and we will make every effort to meet your specific requirements.

Warwickshire County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all employees and is keen to address areas of under representation in its workforce. Seemore
Region: Warwick
Location: Warwick
Salary: *GBP*33,945.00-*GBP*36,648.00 per annum
Package: Full time, Permanent. Part time and a Job Share will be considered.
Contractual hours: 37
Basis: Full time

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