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Westminster City Council

Occupational Therapy Care Manager

Job Type

Permanent

Reference 

Social Work

Salary

Location

£37,653 - £41,472

Posted Date

16 November 2023

Westminster City Hall

Closing Date

24 November 2023

About Us:
The extraordinary story of independent lives:

Mrs D was frail and unwell. Her son was her main carer, but he wasn’t coping. We stepped in to help, but they were hostile to outside agencies. They’d always lived together and were terrified they’d be split up. Our social worker did a great job persuading Mrs D to get hospital treatment and a temporary stay in a care home. In an epic effort throughout COVID, she gained the son’s trust and sorted all the repairs, carers and nurses needed so that Mrs D could come home to live with her son. We also got Mr D regular respite and a personal budget awarded in recognition of him as her carer. After all, there’s nothing more important than living the life you want.

The Role:
As an Occupational Therapist Care Manager, you can make your own powerful contribution to people’s sense of independence, even when life throws challenges their way. We know that people want to get out of hospital and back to their own homes as soon as it’s safe to do so. As a key member of a multidisciplinary team of OTs and social workers, you’ll work closely with other health care professionals including reablement care providers, to make a success of early supported discharge from hospital.



In this fast paced and rewarding role, you’ll hold cases for up to six weeks. You’ll deliver skilled occupational therapy intervention to individuals in their own homes. Based on a comprehensive holistic assessment of their clinical and personal needs through an agreed, time limited goal plan, you’ll help people get back to independent living in the community in a safe and supported way. From moving and handling plans, to ordering equipment, you’ll make sure everything’s in place for a new phase of life.



In return for the life-enhancing work you do, you can look forward to generous annual leave, excellent benefits and great scope for career development.



Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:
A HCPC registered occupational therapist with a relevant qualification or equivalent experience, you have a track record of working with adults with disabilities - ideally within their own homes. You have demonstrable skills in completing complex movement and handling assessments and care plans. Comfortable working in a multidisciplinary setting, you’ll bring to the role great communication and relationship building skills, together with a flair for problem solving. Like everyone in our team, you are passionate about enabling people to feel safe and empowered to live more independent lives.

What We Offer:
Westminster is an amazing place. We are home to more than 200,000 residents from all backgrounds, over 50,000 vibrant and vital businesses and three-quarters-of-a-million people work in Westminster. Westminster City Council’s strategy is to work towards a Fairer Westminster. A Fairer Westminster is one in which our communities are at the heart of our decision-making and help to determine the city’s future. By working directly with our communities and other partners, we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates our diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe.



At Westminster City Council, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace and employer of choice. We encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, represents the communities we serve. We champion equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best, that is the Westminster Way. To find out more about how we do this visit https://www.westminster.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-strategy-policies-and-reports/equality-duties



As a forward-thinking Council we appreciate that people work in different ways, therefore our staff benefit from working a range of flexible working patterns as well as Agile working.



The Council is a Disability Confident Employer. If you have declared a disability in your application, we guarantee an interview if you meet the essential criteria of the job. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked if you need any reasonable adjustments in order to attend, and we will make these wherever possible.

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