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Assessment Team Leader

Salary details: £39,002 - £40,858

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Ref: CRO 1166

Kirklees Council

Economy and Infrastructure

Commercial, Regulatory & Operational Services

Place of Work: Flint Street, Huddersfield


Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full Time

Appointment type:

Hours per Week: 37

Closing date: 03 March 2019

Provisional Interview Date:

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As a professionally qualified Occupational Therapist, you will be accountable for the Assessment function of the Accessible Homes Team, ensuring people have an early assessment of their needs. The Accessible Homes Team is multi-disciplinary team of Housing, Health and Social Care practitioners providing an all age disability adaptation and medical rehousing Service. You will have responsibility for providing clear support, advice, leadership and direction to your team in relation to professional OT and assessment practice.

Reporting to the Accessible Homes Team Operational Manager you will be part of the service responsible for the assessment function of the Accessible Homes Team which includes OT’s and Adult Social Care assessors. Our services are based on promoting wellbeing through early intervention and prevention and providing a timely assessment and adaptation service. You will be responsible for the triage and allocation of assessment cases and maintaining a timely assessment.

Requirements for this job:

  • BSc in Occupational Therapy or other professional Occupational Therapy qualification recognised by the HCPC for the purposes of registration as an Occupational Therapy practitioner in the UK.
  • Significant post qualification experience and a proven track record of working as a Senior OT or supervisor of Occupational Therapists including practice teaching or employee development. Or demonstrable equivalent experience. Experience of paediatric assessments will be advantageous.
  • Recent experience of working in front line adult or children’s services.
  • Understanding of project and business management techniques.
  • Knowledge of the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act, adult services including relevant legislation and government guidelines including the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act etc.
  • Understanding of working in a political environment.
  • Proven relationship management skills and ability to influence at all levels.
  • Ability to understand and manage complex situations across services, partner agencies and organisational boundaries.
  • Ability to develop and implement management systems and procedures which evaluate service provision and employee performance.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills based on a clear understanding of issues facing Housing and social care.
  • Experience of addressing and managing complex service user issues and complaints.
  • High level communication skills to be able to present complex information both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences.

An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS) will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact the recruiting manager Paul Howard, Accessible Homes Team Operations Manager on 01484 221000 or paul.howard@kirklees.gov.uk.

In order to be shortlisted for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Profile. CVs will not be accepted.