Occupational Therapist in Housing and Health

5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
£35,208 - £40,840
06 Apr 2018
04 May 2018
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The Role

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 12 months; Part time - 18 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion

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We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team. The main purpose of the role is to provide timely, accurate and supportive housing and health assessment services for residents with housing needs.

The post holder will assess residents to provide appropriate recommendations and support interventions including any specific equipment and/or adaptation provision required.

You will ensure that social housing or homelessness in full accordance of relevant legislation, codes of guidance, the housing allocations scheme and in-house policies and procedures in order to provide a fair response as well as at the same time protecting the Council’s interests.

The successful candidate must hold a recognised qualification (Degree or Diploma) in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC).

You will be experienced in managing a dynamic and diverse caseload and operate as efficiently as possible, striving for continuous improvement.

The successful candidate should have prior experience of working in a similar multi-disciplinary team setting and will process the ability to make appropriate assessments based on recommendations on all activities a resident undertakes throughout the course of their day.

You will look at alternative methods, techniques and strategies for coping with functional deficits as well as making suggested alterations to resident’s homes.

Experience of working in a hospital setting would be desirable but not essential.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross.

You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert.

When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone.

This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Friday 4th May 2018 Interviews to be held: TBC

Please quote reference: 1800007X

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