- Employer: London Borough of Sutton
- Reference: SUT/23/229769
- Published: Mon 20/02/2023, 14:13 PM
- Closing on: Mon 20/03/2023, 23:59 PM
- Working Pattern: Full Time
- Hours: To be confirmed
- Salary: £37,038 - £44,814 (unconsolidated maximum £46,857) - Grade 8
- DBS Check: No
- Location: Sutton
Occupational Therapist - Adult Service
In Sutton, there is much for us to be proud of both as a council and as a borough. This includes high levels of resident satisfaction, the quality of our services, our success in addressing our financial challenges to date, the way that we involve and engage with residents on key issues facing the borough, and the enthusiastic and motivated staff that we employ.
About The Role:
As an Occupational Therapist, you will be working within an integrated locality team with Social
Workers, Occupational Therapists, Assessment Officers and Home Care Assessors. You will also
work closely with Admiral Nurses, Sensory Team, Reablement, Education, Housing and the NHS to
ensure that assessment and recommendations are robust and fully meet the needs of our residents. You will carry out comprehensive, specialist assessments (including moving and handling) and make recommendations to address practical problems encountered by older and disabled adults in their homes.This aim is to enable people to be safe, whilst maximise their independence.You will also facilitate major and minor adaptations and supply of assistive equipment.
Our Occupational Therapists take a person-centred approach whilst working within a multi-
You will need the following:
Degree or an equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy and registered with the HCPC
Experience of Occupational Therapy (minimum 2 years) within a Local Authority including
major adaptations and complex manual handling
Experience of OT practice within a local authority setting and sound knowledge of relevant
legislation and the principles of safeguarding.
Experience of completing holistic assessments for the provision of services such as
recommending equipment, minor and major adaptations, moving and handling risk
assessments, mobility assessments and re-housing support.
We will consider newly qualified candidates if they can prove experience in an assistant role in
Social Care or similar
Our Offer To You:
As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we’re committed to helping you fulfil your
potential and will offer you a supportive, friendly and collaborative environment to grow and
develop your career and skills. We’re constantly striving to improve our ways of working so putting
your ideas across - however big or small - will be fully encouraged and supported by your colleagues and our dynamic and experienced management team.In addition, we offer a modern and flexible working environment for our staff, supported by our IT infrastructure, including Google Chromebooks and Google Apps.
Employees have access to a wide range of benefits, some of which include:
Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro-rata if part-time working hours
Flexitime (Please note, this applies to roles at grades 1-9 only)
Comprehensive learning and development programm
Local and national discounts for shopping, eating out and leisure activities
Interest free season ticket loans
Local Government Pension Scheme
Car parking scheme
Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme
Zip car scheme
Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses
Confidential wellbeing and counselling support
Subsidised gym membership
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been
Please complete and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
For more information on careers within Adult Social Care at Sutton Council visit https://insutton.com
We pride ourselves on being a diverse, inclusive and welcoming Borough and we aim to create a
workforce which reflects the community we serve. We welcome and encourage job application from people of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and disabled candidates, as these groups are currently under-represented in our workforce.As part of our Disability Confident Committed status, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum/essential criteria for the role.