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Team Manager - Occupational Therapy - Assessment and Review Team , Strathbrock Partnership, 459.57

Social Worker




Uphall, West Lothian, United Kingdom

Advert The closing date for this post is provisionally set at 29 September 2022. West Lothian Council reserve the right to close this post early depending on applicant response levels We are keen to employ a diverse workforce that reflects the people of Scotland. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and particularly from groups currently under-represented, including people with disabilities, those from minority ethnic communities or from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapy Team Manager to join the newly created Assessment and Review Team. This Team Manager will work in partnership with a Social Work Team Manager to provide leadership, advice and support to a multidisciplinary team of staff comprising social workers, occupational therapists, community care co-ordinators, rehab assistants and a technology adviser. The team will be responsible for the assessment, review and oversight of unmet need in relation to Care at Home. Assessments adopting a strength's-based approach will be undertaken in a multi-disciplinary context with a focus on collaboration between all members of the team to secure the best possible outcomes for the people being assessed You will have a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and be AHP registered. Successful candidates will need to have strong leadership skills with the ability to work in partnership with other statutory and third sector organisations Excellent I.T. and communication skills are essential as is previous experience of supervising and leading teams This position requires registration with the SSSC. The successful candidate will have six months from commencement in this post to register with the SSSC. If you are already registered with SSSC you will be required to add West Lothian Council to your account This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by West Lothian Council. Requirements -