Occupational Therapist

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£35,067 - £42,609 per annum
20 Nov 2020
18 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full time

About Us:

While many of our residents are flourishing in our borough, others need a little more support – and that is where our Adult Social Care and Public Health team come in.  

Working alongside colleagues in Westminster City Council, we have formed a Bi-Borough partnership which supports the sharing of facilities and expertise – this allows us to provide joined-up health and social care services that are constantly evolving and improving.

With both boroughs ranked as having some of the best adult social care services in the country, we intend to maintain these high standards, supporting people to stay close to their communities and homes, and outside of acute and institutional care where it is appropriate.  We help our community to be as independent as possible, and we have a clear focus on early intervention.

If you have the drive, determination and vision to make a positive impact on our residents’ lives, please take a look at our vacancies below.

The Role:

We have an exciting opportunity available for an Occupational Therapist to join our Community Independence Service.

The Community Independence Service is an integrated health and social care service designed to provide support to adults with complex health and social care needs to keep them safer at home for as long as possible.

You will be joining a multidisciplinary team who are enthusiastic about promoting independence and setting goals with our residents to enable them to regain lost skills, acquire new ones and restore confidence following a crisis.

For more information about the role, please see the full Job Description

About You:

As a qualified Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for carrying out holistic assessments of our residents needs and setting Reablement goals with them.

You will show initiative, drive and determination to get the job done and are self-motivated to improve what you do.  You put our residents’ needs at the heart of the work that you do, listening to their needs and advocating for them when needed.

Role Requirements:

  • Complete assessments, support plans and reviews in line with the Care Act 2014 and ensure that residents are supported to make choices to meet their needs. Investigate opportunities for residents and carers that maximise their independence and seek out alternatives to council commissioned services.
  • Carry out strength based assessments that are proportionate and in line with the principles of well-being. Promote self-assessment tools to optimise residents involvement.
  • Apply a personalised approach, identifying those people suitable for rehabilitation, or reablement. Support with goal setting and utilise prevention services to facilitate independence and wellbeing.
  • Complete manual handling risk assessments, interventions and equipment provision; adhering to relevant manual handling legislation, local policies and procedures.
  • Work autonomously to manage your own clinical caseload. Provide clinical advice to cases managed by Social Workers and Independent Living Assessors.
  • Manage cases effectively and respond to residents’ needs in a timely manner within a fast moving and highly pressured environment.
  • Build and maintain strong multi-agency relationships. Working effectively and in partnership with other professionals from statutory and voluntary organisations to meet residents’ needs in a collaborative manner.

Please apply online and specify how your application meets the skills knowledge and qualities specified in the job and person specification. 

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.