Children's Occupational Therapist

England, London, Woolwich
£38994 - £41847 per annum
12 Mar 2019
29 Mar 2019
David McCrea
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Occupational Therapist

Directorate: Children's Services

Team: Disabled Children Occupational Therapy Team Location: The Woolwich Centre

Reporting to: Children's Occupational Therapist Advanced Practitioner

Are you enthusiastic about working with disabled children? If so, now is a great time to join us.

In our recent SEND inspection - the work we do was commended by inspectors who said that 'high aspirations are at the heart of leaders' work' and 'multi-agency working in Greenwich is strong'

This is an exciting opportunity to join our multidisciplinary service and we are looking for a motivated OT to work with disabled children and their families in their home. You'll need to demonstrate an interest in working with disabled children and their families, and show us that you can manage the support they need to achieve better outcomes.

We have recently established the integrated teams and are looking to develop an outstanding service. We will value your input and will support you in developing your skills and experience in supporting disabled children. You will receive supervision and support from the OT advanced practitioner and will be offered robust training and professional development opportunities.

the Royal Borough of Greenwich is looking to recruit a talented, motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist to join the newly established Disabled Children Occupational Therapy team. This team is part of the integrated Disabled Children Family Support Service, including social workers and early help keyworkers.

Job Role

As an Occupational Therapist, you will be responsible for assessing the needs of children and young people in their homes and to make recommendations. You will formulate care plans in line with assessed needs including the provision of specialist equipment and/ Moving & Handling/ or complex major adaptations. You will be working as part of an integrated team and alongside other social care, health and education services.

The ideal candidate will have:

Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy

Current registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) (essential)

Understanding of relevant legislation and social policy

Knowledge of the functional difficulties caused by having a complex condition

Experience of undertaking occupational therapy assessments of need for children and young people with disabilities and the assessment of need for minor /major adaptations and equipment

Ability to demonstrate working knowledge of the social model of disability and approaches and resources to enable children and young people to develop maximum independence in their daily life

All applicants should be a competent computer user, able to produce formal reports and case notes

This role requires an Enhanced DBS Check

Become part of a friendly and ambitious service supporting the inclusion, outcomes and aspirations of disabled children and their families in Greenwich. Apply now!

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply for this job" link.

As part of the selection process, you will need to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the 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.

For more information about this role, please contact Jodi Mathers, or 020 8921 2589.

Additional Information

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Benefits of working for us

Benefiting from excellent transport links ranging from buses and tubes to trains and ferries, along with the developing Crossrail expansions, Royal Greenwich is one of the easiest boroughs to get to and navigate your way around. It takes 21 minutes to get into central London and 10 minutes from The O2.

To find out more about Greenwich watch the Destination Greenwich video below!

Our Generous package includes:

A range of flexible working arrangements Excellent pension scheme

Annual season ticket loan Cycle to Work Scheme

Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential Childcare Vouchers

Personal Computer Incentive Scheme Staff support networks

GreenwichCard which entitles you to discounts at local businesses Payroll giving

Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.