Housing Occupational Therapist - Kensington and Chelsea

Ackerman Pierce Ltd
£20 - £30/hour
14 Jul 2017
13 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Housing Occupational Therapist - Kensington and Chelsea

We are looking to recruit an Housing Occupational Therapist - Kensington and Chelsea within Adult Social Care. The vacancy will be for an initial 3 - 6 months with potential for extension subject to internal circumstance and your performance.

Responsibilities include:

* To undertake comprehensive assessments of service users' housing needs, and make recommendations for suitable housing in accordance with 1996 Housing Act, Part VI (Allocation of Housing Accommodation) and Part VII (Homelessness).
* To be responsible for and manage a mixed caseload including households affected by the Grenfell Tower fire and households on the council's Housing Register; ensuring casework is carried out in an appropriate & timely fashion, including adherence to deadlines.
* To assess and advise service users on housing options and other areas of daily activities, with due regard to the 2014 Care Act, the 2010 Equality Act, the 1996 Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act, the 1990 National Health Service and Community Care Act, the 1986 Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act, the 1989 Children Act, 1985 Disability Discrimination Act, and the 1970 Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act.
* To adjust the environment to maximise independence and safety for disabled housing applicants by recommending, ordering and following up (including demonstration and instruction) appropriate and cost-effective equipment and/or minor adaptations in settled or temporary accommodation, in accordance with relevant Occupational Therapy policies and procedures.
* To communicate effectively with housing applicants and their families.
* To identify need for and make referrals to other services where appropriate.
* To liaise with health, social service and voluntary sector colleagues, and other relevant agencies in order to provide continuity of care.
* To maintain concise records of assessments and other contacts with clients, relatives and other professionals in accordance with departmental and professional policies.
* To assess void properties to in terms of their accessibility in line with the London Accessible Housing Register (LAHR) criteria and/or their suitability for individual disabled people, including potential for adaptation.

Experience Needed

The following experience is required for the Housing Occupational Therapist - Kensington and Chelsea position;

* Post qualifying experience of working as an Occupational Therapist or Qualified Social Worker within an Adults Setting within the UK.

The Team:

* Very approachable team that are friendly and helpful
* Caseloads are manageable and fair
* Supervision is on offer whenever needed

Minimum Requirements:

* HCPC Registration
* 2 years post qualifying experience within UK
* Enhanced DBS/CRB (we can obtain for you)
* Eligibility to work in the UK

Benefits of working with Ackerman Pierce:

* Your own personal consultant
* Access to a variety of Social Care jobs Nationwide
* DBS and Compliance Service
* Quick and Easy Registration Process
* Access to CPD
* Guaranteed weekly payment

To discuss this Occupational Therapist vacancy, or any similar roles we have available, please contact Gavin Wright or email us your updated CV today