Hours of work: 25 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time
Closing date: Sunday 9 May 2021
Interview Date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Jill Rimmer - Practice Manager on 07519293882 or Gemma Phillips - Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist on 01323 443321.
About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced qualified HCPC registered Occupational Therapist to be seconded into the Private Housing Team based at Wealden District Council.
The successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic and motivated and have an interest in developing their skills within housing adaptations. You will be supported by the Housing Team to develop your skills through supervision and training.
Good communication, clinical reasoning and organisational skills are essential. You must be a team player but be able to work autonomously and have the ability to champion the needs of your clients.
You will be responsible for assessing the needs of adults with disabilities, and supporting independent living, by making recommendations to adapt people’s homes to enable access to facilities as outlined within the Disabled Facilities Grant Legislation; or to support rehousing into more suitable accommodation where appropriate. A good working knowledge of legislation and policy surrounding disability, housing, and building adaptation funding is required.
The post is for 25 hours a week, you will be working alongside a full-time Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapist who will provide your clinical supervision as well as various other members of the Private Housing Team including Environmental Health Officers, Housing Solutions Workers, Grants officers and the wider housing options team.
Please note due to COVID-19 interviews are likely to take place virtually via Microsoft Teams.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.