Salary range: £37,353 - £40,566 (plus 15% market supplement) p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Occupational Therapists (OT) to join us here in Brent in Adult Social Care. We are a values-based employer looking for enthusiastic newly qualified and experienced Occupational Therapists.
As a Social Care OT, you will be responding to those in need of social care support and taking appropriate interventions as required. Occupational Therapists here at Brent use a strength-based approach to promote the independence, interest, and rights of our residents and their families. Across our Adult Social Care service, we strive to deliver a culture of working together, positive risk-taking, and accountability. Our core aim is to support our residents to be influential active members of our community.
As an employer, we are committed to enhancing your Continued Professional Development and offer many opportunities for career progression. This includes access to our Skills Academy where you can choose a pathway to support your interests and ambitions. Opportunities are also available to train as an AMHP and Practice Educator.
We have opportunities for OTs to work across different teams within Adult Social Care including Complex Care, Access & Information, Hospital Discharge, and Brent’s Home First and Reablement Team.
The London Borough of Brent benefits include:
- Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home (laptop and iPhone provided)
- Monthly CPD sessions
- Regular professional supervision
- Generous Local Government pension scheme
- Access to internal and external learning and development via our Adult Social Care Skills Academy, and yearly manual handling training.
- Commitment to supporting workforce health and wellbeing with access to free confidential employee counselling services
- Access to our Zipcar scheme
- We are currently offering a Market Supplement of 15% (subject to review after 1 year)
Will have relevant professional qualifications such as a Degree / Diploma from the College of Occupational Therapists or equivalent. Evidence of current registration with the Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Evidence of recent and relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
We are looking for Occupational Therapists with excellent communication skills and experience in working within a social care or community-focused multi-disciplinary setting, as well as some experience with moving and handling equipment and the ability to recommend minor and major adaptations. You will need to be passionate about working with vulnerable adults and providing excellent service. Skills in multi-tasking, prioritisation, caseload management, and time management.
The role will offer you the opportunity to work as part of a multi-skilled team that includes Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Sensory Impairment Officers, and Care Assessors.
Closing date: 14 December 2022 (23:00)
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org