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Occupational Therapy Team Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Do you want to work in the beautiful county of Northumberland supporting residents who have a functional deficit, due to a physical disability, age related deterioration in health, a learning disability, or mental health conditions, to improve their overall health and wellbeing through effective, efficient service provision?  

If you’re an Occupational Therapist with supervisor and/or team manager experience, Northumberland County Council’s Adult Social Care Occupational Therapy Central Service have just the job for you, as we are looking for a full-time Occupational Therapy Team Manager.   

We want someone who can :
  • Lead and manage the day to day needs of a busy Community Occupational Therapy team. 
  • Triage referrals and effectively allocate to the team members or signpost to the appropriate service. 
  • Provide the team with day-to-day informal support as well as regular supervision and appraisal. 
  • Undertake quality audits of routine team member work and participate in targeted audit work as needed. 
  • Provide support to Senior Managers and Head of Service with strategic planning and implementation of service improvements. 
  • Have responsibility for the evaluation and decision making for non-standard equipment, major and minor adaptation requests up to a designated budget responsibility level and escalation as appropriate for requests above designated level.

The post is with the Central Northumberland Adult Social Care Occupational Therapy team, the team consists of qualified Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy assistants and Technical Instructors.   
This is a small but very successful team, who achieve high standards in providing Occupational Therapy for the residents of Northumberland.   
As part of Northumberland Adult Social Care, we work with adults (18+) who have a functional deficit caused by physical disability, mental health or learning disability.  There are times when staff work with those under the age of 18 to support with transitions from Children’s into Adult Services. The interventions are therefore wide ranging from standard equipment provision through to complex major adaptations and Manual Handling risk assessments. 

The post holder will be based at Eddie Ferguson House, Blyth, Northumberland, with the opportunity to work agile from home and other NCC sites across the county as required.  
The post is full time, permanent, and the salary is Northumberland County Council Band 11 £53,160 - £56,730 

Please see the job description for full details of post requirements, a summary is:
  • A professional Occupational Therapy qualification e.g., Degree (BSc (Hons), MSc) in Occupational Therapy, Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Valid HCPC registration 
  • Highly specialised knowledge and expertise in the delivery of Occupational Therapy services 
  • Practice Placement Qualification and experience of undertaking student placements 
  • Significant experience of team management including appraisal and supervision    
  • Extensive experience in adult social or health care, for clients with Physical disabilities, Learning disabilities and mental health diagnosis. 

The post covers Central Northumberland and holding a valid UK driving licence and having access to a car is essential. 

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”. 

Why choose us? 
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 
  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
  •  Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  • Car leasing scheme 
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
    • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 

Further information 
We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.   This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.    

Alternative application format: 
British Sign Language:    
For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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