Children's Occupational Therapist - Disabled Children Family Support Service

Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£36.771 - £42.684
Posted
05 Oct 2020
Closes
19 Oct 2020
Ref
REC/20/00387
Contract Type
Full time

Children’s Occupational Therapist- Disabled Children Family Support Service
Opportunity for Occupational Therapist (PO3/PO4) Full-Time

We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join the Royal Borough of Greenwich Disabled Children and Family Support Service. If you are interested in life-long learning; enjoy working with children, and would like to be part of a service that strives for continuous team development, we would be interested in your application.

We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, co-located within a multidisciplinary service including Social Workers, OTs and a Short Break Service. We work closely with our colleagues in Education and Health. We provide comfortable working spaces with flexible working arrangements and excellent transport links including Woolwich Arsenal Station and DLR. Nearby/off-street parking also available.

We are looking for an autonomous and highly motivated practitioner who wants to influence practice and develop our service.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for working with children and young people, supporting their inclusion in all aspects of their lives.
  • The ability to undertake comprehensive functional assessments / interventions, major adaptations and moving & handling assessments in planning and delivering Occupational Therapy services.
  • Be knowledgeable / have experience of relevant legislation with a proven ability to work with vulnerable children / adults in a social care setting.
  • Experience of involvement in multi-agency / partnership / consultative working and of carrying out lone assessments in client’s homes, care management and safeguarding duties including risk assessments.
  • A passion for Research and Development

Royal Borough of Greenwich can offer you professional supervision, good terms and conditions, generous annual leave, career development opportunities and a welcoming supportive team environment.

If this sounds of interest you, come and join us.

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 expects all staff to share this commitment.

The post holder must hold a diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). A full DBS is required.

Please contact Manoj Sebastian, Social Work Team Leader for more information Tel 020 8921 2138

Closing Date: Monday 19th October

Shortlisting will take place Tuesday 20th October with interviews held PM on Thursday 23rd  October 

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)

All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

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.