Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Services Department has strong values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers. We are looking for registered Occupational Therapistswho share our values and commitment and are passionate about improving lives of local residents.
We currently have exciting opportunities in Wandsorth Locality Teams. The Locality Teams are integrated social work and occupational therapy teams working with older people and younger adults with physical disabilities leading on Care Act assessments, support planning and case management.
- To arrange and undertake specialist Occupational Therapy assessments of individuals with complex disability needs
- To complete intervention plans and make recommendations using a client-centred approach and making best use of resources in order to maximise service users functional independence in activities of daily living within their homes
- To undertake complex Moving and Handling Risk Assessments
- To recommend and provide specialist equipment, minor and major adaptations, liaising with appropriate professionals when necessary
- To carry out generic social care assessment reviews and to arrange packages of care
- To participate in safeguarding inquiries and investigations
- To respond appropriately to urgent referrals and prioritise workload in response to levels of risk and duty of care within agreed workload throughput targets
The person interested in this post will:
- Have a ‘can do’ attitude to work
- Continuously seek better value for money and improved outcomes
- Have the interests of residents and service users at heart and ensuring they receive the highest standards of service provision
- Take a team approach that values collaboration and partnership working
- Have knowledge of current developments in relevant legislation, national guidance and frameworks and how to access more detailed information when necessary including the local authority’s responsibility to safeguard adults at risk
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include a 36 hour working week (full time), working from home (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays.
In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 13th October 2019
Shortlisting Date: Friday 18th October 2019
Interview Date: Week commencing 21st October 2019
Useful Information: Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Important Information: This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).