Published on: Wed 04/01/2017 15:00 PM
Closing on: Wed 18/01/2017 23:30 PM
Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 36 hours.
Salary: 37,851 - 40,620 + 2,000 yearly retention package.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Location: Willow House,869 Forest Road, E17 4UH
The challenges and opportunities of the Transforming Social Care agenda make this an exciting time to work in Adult Social Care. We invite you to join us, in the position of Senior Occupational Therapy Practitioner, as we continue to develop and implement radical changes to the way we deliver services.
As a member of this busy, energetic team, you will work under the direction and guidance of a team manager and be part of the First Response Team (FRT ) , delivering services to adult residents across Waltham Forest.
You will require an excellent knowledge with regards to complex cases, home adaptations and the Disabled Facilities Grant process. It is also essential that you have advanced moving and handling competencies. You will be required to supervise both qualified occupational therapists and unqualified OT assistants and act as a source for specialist information with regards to occupational therapy interventions for other professional colleagues. The role also includes completing safeguarding adult investigations, and will involve chairing some safeguarding strategy and protection planning meetings when required.
You will need an Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy Diploma qualification, and be HPC registered. Evidence of significant post qualification experience in working with adults in the Health Sector or Social Care is required.
Patience, sensitivity and the ability to form positive relationships with people are essential qualities for this post, as are self-motivation, the ability to organise your time and workload effectively, excellent written and verbal communication skills and a high level of computer literacy. Ideally you will have supervisory and management experience, demonstrating good leadership skills.
Your development will be assured through regular supervision, excellent training and development opportunities, along with the stimulation of a lively work environment with good team support.
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.