ICDS Occupational Therapy Manager
This is a county wide team that sits within the Integrated Children’s Disability Service (ICDS). As Occupational Therapy (OT) Manager, you will hold managerial responsibility for the countywide OT service and provide direct line management of the team of qualified occupational therapists and senior practice OT consultants. You will hold managerial responsibility for operational decisions, ensuring that the service delivers a fair, equitable and timely service to children, young people and their families, whilst meeting statutory duties. You will need to manage the expectations of families whose children have a disability and address and respond to any complaints that may be received.
You will be an integral part of an extended ICDS leadership team and be expected to work towards a more integrated way of working with other teams within ICDS. The local authority's Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities project team are due to commence a review of the OT service and as a first line manager you will be expected to contribute to this service review and bring options for service improvement and efficiencies to the forefront for consideration. Additionally you will be responsible for managerial oversight of the Physical Disability School Service that provides an assessment service for mainstream schools and academies who are supporting pupils with disabilities to access their education.
We are looking for a highly motivated worker with enthusiasm to improve services for children, young people and their families with disabilities. You should have a minimum 5 years post-graduate experience as a qualified OT and have experience and knowledge of working with children and young people with disabilities. You will have experience of managing staff and chairing meetings. You should be highly skilled in communicating and negotiation and experience in working effectively with parents/carers and disabled children/young people as well as a range of agencies and professionals. You will need to demonstrate your ability to make difficult managerial decisions and prioritise case work evidencing managerial reasoning.
Should you require further information about this opportunity, please contact Service Team Manager – EHC Assessment, OT, Short Breaks - Katie Marsden on 0115 8040940
Disabled applicants who meet the essential shortlisting requirements will be guaranteed an interview. A job share scheme is available for all full time posts: both permanent and temporary, unless otherwise stated. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks.
The County Council welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.