Senior Housing Occupational Therapist

Diamond Blaque Enterprise Ltd
£17.1 per hour
27 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client’s in the West Midlands are recruiting for a Senior Housing Occupational Therapist - with proven experience ofproviding Housing Options assessments for customers who require either re-housing or adaptations. The suitable candidate will need to be adept at completing holistic housing assessments taking account of both the customers’ needs and the suitability of the accommodation for adapting. The post holder will be able to conclude difficult decisions and communicating positively, in a timely manner.

Qualification - Essential

Degree or relevant professional qualification related to housing

A Levels or equivalent

Possess a full, current driving licence or equivalent mobility/

Skills, Abilities & Experience - Essential

Proven experience working with customers exploring their Housing Options

Strong experience dealing with complex needs and adaptations

Recent experience of making and communicate difficult decisions

Advanced IT skills and be able to access and utlilise a variety of systems to record activity and assist with decision making

Housing Options & Advice Officer experience is essential

Relevant Housing Legislation

In-depth of knowledge of housing issues particularly homelessness, housing allocations, access to the private rented sector, the impact of the economic downturn and affordability.

Experience of working in a busy frontline housing service

Experience of dealing with vulnerable people who are often in crisis

Knowledge of the Supporting People programme including the Quality Assessment Framework

Able to use a range of software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, internet and e-mail) to a proficient standard

Knowledge of I-World, Northgate or other housing system-essential

Registered Enhanced / Standard DBS Disclosure within the last 12 months

Understanding and commitment to the Equal Opportunities policy

Our clients require references covering the last 5 years - essential

Diamond Blaque is an Equal Opportunities employer

Diamond Blaque is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy

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