We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.
We have a simple vision and strategy that defines what we are trying to achieve, our purpose and our approach which underpin the principles of Adult Social Care, and we continue to work in support of this.
In a simple sense all our work, at whatever level should continue to support the strategy of: ‘Providing support, in the least intrusive manner possible, based on the assets, resources and abilities that are available to people’.Our Values
It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation.
Our Values are:
What is the job role?
This is an exciting time for Adult Social Care and we are recruiting for an OT Service Manager to lead and contribute to the overall development of our service provision.
This role will be a fantastic opportunity for you to enhance and build on your excellent leadership and operational skills as well as reshape and develop the service.
This is a unique role where you will be the key specialist as the OT lead across Adult Services.
This includes management of our core Occupational Therapy team (interventions such as reablement, equipment, minor works, and major adaptations funded through DFG), Visual and Hearing Impairment Team, Adaptations Team (administering DFG’s), Blue Badge mobility assessments, and our internally provided Community Equipment Service (delivering Assistive Technology, Telecare, and Minor works).
As a Council we recognise that our workforce is not representative of the communities that we serve particularly at senior leadership level and therefore welcome applications from candidates who are from a minority-ethnic background, who have a disability or who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Who are we looking for?
If you are an efficient and effective leader and can manage services and adhere to appropriate legislation and government guidance, we need you.
You will ensure services meet relevant quality standards with your responsive, personalised and outcome-focused approach promoting independence, and enhancing choice and control for people with care and support needs, and carers.
If you have comprehensive knowledge of health and social care services, the National Government agenda, and emerging priorities for the NHS and Social Care then this is the role for you.
Experience in managing large operational services with health or social care services, experience of managing complex budgets and of maintaining services while adhering to tight financial targets - is key.
Being able to adaptable to change, committed to delivering personalised outcomes, and has experience in multi/cross-agency working at management level to aid successful delivery in this role.
You will have a professional qualification in Occupational Therapy and current registration with the relevant professional body as well as evidence of personal development and commitment to learning.
To find out further information and for an informal discussion please contact Aideen Staunton Aideen.email@example.com.
For full details on the application process please read the attached document on our jobs page labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'
Interview date(s): TBCAbout Coventry
Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.
We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.
At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 4800 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.
To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.
If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit https://www.coventry.gov.uk/council-vacancies