INTERNAL - Team Manager - Advanced Professional Occupational Therapist Eastern Devon (Ref.4546)
- Full Time
- £40,478 - £44,539 per annum, pro rata
This is an exciting opportunity if you are keen to progress your Occupational Therapy career within the field of Adult Social Care.
Devon County Council is investing in its social care workforce to ensure that the people of Devon can access appropriate community assets and resources. Be part of our ongoing commitment to excellent delivery and integrated care.
This post is suitable for an experienced and qualified Occupational Therapist (Dip OT, BSc Hons OT, MSc OT or equivalent) registered to practice with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). It will suit someone who has experience of a previous management role or an ambitious and experienced Occupational Therapist who would like the opportunity to gain managerial experience in a supportive and busy setting.
In this role you will be working alongside an experienced fellow manager in leading and managing an Occupational Therapy team consisting of a mix of experienced Band 6 OT staff, Band 5’s, OT Assistants and students based at Care Direct Plus in Exeter. The team triage incoming referrals to Adult Social Care in Eastern Devon, and complete initial telephone assessments giving advice and signposting, undertake face-to-face visits and refer onto other teams and services when required, applying a strengths-based approach to promote safety and independence.
You will oversee the standards and quality of assessment and interventions undertaken by the team, manage practice and risk including overseeing workflow, provide expert advice, deal with any complaints, work closely with other agencies, seek to further improve and develop practice and contribute to the strategic development of the Occupational Therapy role.
You will be liaising closely with your fellow manager together with other Care Direct Plus colleagues, as part of a local management team. You will support OT staff to work closely with a range of other teams and sectors, as part of joined-up health and social care arrangements for the delivery of services to the public. You will also work closely with the Professional Lead to assist with the countywide development of professional practice.
You will need to demonstrate a proven track record of working in social care or health environments, including having undertaken complex case management and exercising extensive clinical knowledge. You will have some experience of supervising staff, and the ability and enthusiasm to develop your existing management and leadership skills, together with a commitment to supporting colleagues.
You will need to be able to negotiate and influence others, and create effective working relationships. You will need to proactively support and supervise staff effectively, within a performance framework, and provide sound consistent clinical advice, demonstrating good judgement. You will need to be an excellent team-player in order to contribute to the management and throughput of work.
Representation of the service at a variety of county and locality-wide meetings will also be required, together with the ability to think innovatively and implement change. Above all else, you will need to be confident in your practice, person-centred and keen to lead, manage and develop an established team.
You will receive regular support and supervision and access to training/ Continuing Professional Development with opportunities to reflect on your practice.
You will be joining a supportive group of experienced team managers at Care Direct Plus Eastern and a supportive group of countywide Occupational Therapy managers.
We are keen to retain our most talented staff. While we will be encouraging you to progress and develop, we will also encourage you to achieve a healthy work-life balance in this fantastic part of the country.
Amongst other things, we offer 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) rising to 30 days after 5 years, flexible working and a generous pension. If you need to move to Devon in order to take up the role, relocation support will be available.
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact Chris Alford, Centre Manager, on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01392 380000.
A visit to the team is available by arrangement, if you would like to learn more about the service/role.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthManagement & Senior Management
- Salary Details
£40,478 - £44,539 per annum, pro rata
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
37 Hours Per Week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required