Published on: Wed 04/01/2017 15:00 PM
Closing on: Wed 18/01/2017 23:30 PM
Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
Hour:s 36 hours.
Salary: £34,935 – 37,851 + 2,000 retention
DBS Check: Enhanced
Location: Willow House,869 Forest Road, E17 4U
Waltham Forest Council Adult Social Care services provide a proactive service to help people find solutions within their local community. We are committed to promoting independence choice and control where possible to our customers to live safely and independently in their own homes.
We are looking for an Occupational therapist who has 2 years post qualifying experience and is HPC registered. Waltham Forest has been through – and continues to go through – significant change and we need to continue to respond positively to this. We encourage everyone to get involved in helping us deliver services efficiently and effectively and to identify new ways of achieving our priorities. We expect a lot from our managers and leaders and this includes them providing direction and support to everyone in their team
This is a great opportunity for a qualified OT to expand their skills in improving the safety and independence of disabled people and their carers to remain in their homes. It is an exciting and creative time in the OT service as we are developing new ways of working to meet the challenges ahead. You’re responsibilities will include carrying out Functional, moving & handling & housing assessments. Assessing and recommending for specialist equipment & minor adaptations, and referring to the Home Improvement Agency (HIA) for Major adaptations via a Disabled Facility Grant . As part of our integrated service provision you will be working closely with social work colleagues, other agencies & professionals in Waltham Forest.
Staff Benefits :
In Return for your hard work and commitment Waltham Forest offers the following benefits:
For further details why not visit our web site to see a full list of the benefits offered http://forestnet.lbwf.gov.uk to see documents/staff-benefits
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people in underrepresented groups such as people with disabilities or from a minority ethnic group.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
Waltham Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.
This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.
Waltham Forest Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Waltham Forest ‘ A great place to live and work.’
If you require further information about the post or an informal discussion please contact: Caroline Ali Principal Occupational Therapist - 020 8496 1856Mobile: 07875231712 Caroline.Ali@walthamforest.gov.uk
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.