Disabled Children Family Support Service - Children's Occupational Therapist

Greenwich, London (Greater)
£36.771 - £42.684
07 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full time

Disabled Children Family Support Service

Children’s Occupational Therapist

 In Royal Greenwich, we have recently expanded our Disabled Children Family Support Service to continue to meet the needs of disabled children and young people as well as their families. We are seeking enthusiastic and committed Social Workers and Occupational Therapists, with excellent communication and organisational skills, to join our experienced team. We are looking for a range of enthusiastic, vibrant and creative individuals with the skills and experience to help us in our ambitions.

You will be joining a high achieving service that has excellent relationships and partnerships established with families, community resources and a newly expanded Short Breaks Offer. Children and young people are at the heart of our decision making.

The roles we have available are: 

Social Worker – Social Work Pay Grade

Occupational Therapist Advanced Practitioner- PO6

Applicants for the Children’s OT  would be joining a team that aims to deliver high quality services to support a range of disabled children and young people using a person-centred approach, focusing on the wellbeing, prevention, choice and control for individuals and maximising their independence through the provision of equipment and adaptations. The post holders will be an integral part of the disabled children’s service, offering advice to all members of the service and working alongside OTs based in Oxleas and schools to provide an integrated service. The post holders will work across agencies including services for children with Autism.

If you are as passionate as we are about making a difference to disabled children and young people – and have the skills and experience we are looking for – then please come and join us!

Royal Greenwich has a lot to offer – a rich cultural heritage and a diverse and vibrant community – as well as good sporting facilities, affordable housing and great transport/ road links. There is a generous annual leave offer and on-going continued professional development opportunities.

For further information about this posts please call:
Manoj Sebastian or Kerrie McIntyre

Team Leaders on 020 8921 2599

Or email Manoj.Sebastian@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or Kerrie.McIntyre@royalgreenwich.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 20th October 2019 and interviews of shortlisted candidates to take place week commencing 28th October 2019.

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

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

This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.,