Occupational Therapist Team Manager [MCC] #00084BD61

Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

Key Role Descriptors:

The role holder will effectively lead, manage and motivate a team of professional occupational therapists/physiotherapists and unqualified assessment staff and be responsible for the quality assurance of work within the team in line with appropriate frameworks including appraisals, training, development and performance management.

The role holder will be key in improving outcomes for families and providing a complex assessment service for the provision of equipment, minor/major adaptations, Moving and Handling risk assessments and mobility assessments for Blue Badge applications. The role holder will be responsible for the safe delivery of a complex assessment service, ensuring the discharge of statutory responsibilities and the provision of a high quality standard of service.

The role holder will work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to maintain best practice and effective partnership working between critical agencies; promote skill development and knowledge acquisition; first class customer responsiveness and a commitment to positive outcomes for vulnerable people.

Key Role Accountabilities:

Accountable for the initial consideration of new referrals, managing the allocation process in a timely manner, ensuring that proper prioritisation occurs and that urgent matters are managed effectively and the best quality supervision and support provided to the team.

Provide strong management direction and motivate team members through effective performance management and co-ordination to maintain continuous improvement in order to meet service priorities.

Key Role Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and signing off work for approx. 8 OTs, covering the other OT during leave etc (we have 19 OTs in total at present across the teams)
  • They will lead on non-stock panel for bespoke equipment. This includes external requests from health colleagues within the MLCO
  • Major adaptations panel Lead for OT cases this sits weekly with OT, Technical and Ops Lead
  • Open projects relating to children’s, E-learning training for external OTs

People. Pride. Place.

The role holder will provide professional consultation, support and guidance for team members and colleagues to assist in decision making and approve specific decisions in the management of cases.

Manage safeguarding risk and quality assurance effectively within the context of an agreed framework, policies, procedures and statutory responsibilities within a multi professional environment.

Work closely with key stakeholders to gather data intelligence in order to identify care needs and priorities to develop sustainable, customer focused service and implementation plans.

Proactively identify and support the implementation of change and improvements in service provision to improve care and support opportunities and outcomes for Manchester residents.

Monitor budgets in accordance with City Council policies and procedures to achieve financial targets and forecast resource requirements as appropriate.

Roles at this level may be required to manage a range of assigned resources. Staff management duties may be either through direct line management (including appraisals, performance management and other duties) or through matrix management of a virtual team of officers.

The role holder will be expected to effectively co-ordinate resources to support the principals of ‘joined up’ communication and to ensure efficiencies are achieved.

Personal commitment to continuous self development and service improvement.

Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications.

Where the role holder is disabled every effort will be made to supply all necessary aids, adaptations or equipment to allow them to carry out all the duties of the role. If, however, a certain task proves to be unachievable, job redesign will be given full consideration.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

What's on offer:

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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