Job ID:
2595
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Grade 9 £44,428 - £48,474 (bar at £47,420 per annum pro rata
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Advert Closing Date
11 Jun 2024
Working Patterns offered:
Full-time

About The Role

Working Hours: 35 Hours per week

Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Additional Payments: Essential Car User Allowance

Closing Date: 11 June 2024

This role is subject to -

Qualification - BSc Hons Occupational Therapy and registration with HCPC

Driving Licence – you must always hold a full valid driving licence

Essential Car Documentation - This post is a designated Essential Car User. Therefore, you must always hold a full valid driving licence and provide your own car for use at work. You will receive the Essential Car User Allowance.

DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance - this post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here. We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.

 An exciting opportunity has arisen within adult social care for an Occupational Therapy Team Manager to be part of MEAP (Manchester Equipment and Adaptations Partnership)

The role holder will manage a team of OTs who carry out complex assessments for specialist equipment and adaptations, along with moving and handling assessments

The role holder will provide a comprehensive and streamlined service to citizens, to maximise independence, choice, safety and quality of life.

The key functions of the role include chairing nonstock equipment panel for both staff within MEAP and our colleagues in health, managing performance in relation to KPIs and targets. Signing off assessments and providing support, guidance and advice in relation to assessment outcomes

The main objective of the team is to enable people to live as independently as possible within their own homes. The role holder will work closely with Health, Care agencies, families and key stakeholders to ensure delivery of a cohesive, efficient and cost-effective service.

  • The candidate must hold the relevant OT qualification and ideally have some experience in a supervisory/managerial role. 
  • They must have Knowledge of complex equipment and major adaptations and have knowledge and application of assessment and interventions relevant to people with a range of medical conditions.
  • Have an understanding of relevant Social Care legislation 
  • Willingness to consent to and apply for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check for both children and adults
  • Current driving licence and access to a vehicle

About the Candidate

We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic OT to join the team. We want you to live the Manchester values and want to make a difference to the lives of our disabled citizens across Manchester.
 
You need to be able to manage a team of OTs, who carry complex case loads relating to specialist equipment and adaptations for both children and adults though you will work with adults in the main.
 
You need to be able manage your workload effectively, think outside the box and problem solving.

About Us

We’re the local government authority for Manchester, and have teams across the city helping to make this a great place to live for everyone. We’re proud to do local government differently, in a city with an international reputation for diversity, creativity, culture and passion. 

When you join us, you’re joining a team of over 7,000 council staff helping to make our ambition for Manchester a reality. Whatever your role, you’ll be supporting our residents and communities to be the best they can be, and helping to build a Manchester that's fairer for everyone who lives, works, volunteers, studies or plays here. 

To make our ambition a reality, every person we recruit needs to play their its part. It takes a certain type of behaviour, attitude and way of working to get Manchester where it wants to be. Our people and partners have agreed five ‘behaviours’ – the grounding for how we must work together and treat one another:

  • We take time to listen and understand
  • We work together and trust each other
  • We show that we value our differences and treat each other fairly
  • We ‘own it’ and we’re not afraid to try new things
  • We’re proud and passionate about Manchester

A career with us means you can be yourself, thrive, and build the career your talent and ambition deserve.

Creating an inclusive team at Manchester City Council 

At Manchester City Council, we strive to create a fair and inclusive workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve. If you want to find out more about the role, ways of working, flexible arrangements or any adjustments, please let us know by emailing [email protected]. If you are invited to interview we will ask you if you require any adjustments in order for you to best demonstrate your suitability for the role in the interview process. 

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you'll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

  • Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
  • Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
  • If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition

Accessibility 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we provide support for employees with physical or mental-health conditions, a disability or neurodiversity. Our workplaces are accessible by design, and we make workplace adjustments including providing aids, adaptations and equipment. These, combined with our flexible working policies such as disability-related leave, enable our employees to perform their role, thrive and be their authentic selves in work. 

We’ve also included some useful tips on how to submit the best application.

When you join us 

We want everyone to be able to be themselves at work and give their best. If you need additional support to undertake the duties of the role, we’ll make every effort to source any necessary aids, adaptations or equipment. If, however, any task proves to be unachievable, we will look at redesigning parts of the role. 

Other relevant information 

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment
Who we are - Manchester City Council 
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