South Lanarkshire Council is an ambitious, high performing organisation with a clear vision and programme of action which is designed to improve the lives and prospects of everyone in South Lanarkshire.
The aim of Social Work Resources is to promote social welfare and provide effective care and support to meet the needs of vulnerable people in South Lanarkshire.
In partnership with community planning partners, voluntary and independent provider organisations, we offer a range of services designed to enable, support, improve and protect the health and social care of people using our services.
We are seeking to recruit Team Leader to provide professional support to a team of qualified and unqualified Occupational Therapy and Sensory Impairment workers. We would welcome applications from HPC registered Occupational Therapists who have proven experience in occupational therapy in a social work setting together with management experience and an understanding of local authority management processes and procedures.
You will be responsible to the local Fieldwork Manager (Adults and Older People) and work as part of a management team within the Hamilton area seeking to provide effective and efficient service to all residents with particular focus on the needs of those who have disabilities through re-ablement and the provision of Equipment and Adaptation services. In addition, you will have responsibility for co-ordinating Blue Badge provision locally. You will provide professional support to your team as well as managing and reporting on performance and local budgets. You will also work closely with NHS colleagues in developing and improving joint working in the locality.
You should have a broad awareness of the factors impacting on the delivery of Occupational Therapy services nationally and be prepared to provide leadership and support to the team during the period of transition associated with integration.
You should be a qualified Occupational Therapist and be a member of the Health Professions Council
Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults and Children, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007. Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults and/or children.
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 South Lanarkshire Council.
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As an employee of the Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:
Please note all correspondence will be sent to your email account.
South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum behaviour requirements for the position
South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.
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