Occupational Therapist - Learning Disabilities
About the role:
- Do you have a ‘can do’ attitude and willing to work in a flexible manner within the MDT to work together to achieve the best outcomes for the service user?
- Are you an enthusiastic person with good organisational and self-management skills who is able to bring good ideas and flexibility to ensure consistent, safe and holistic working practices?
- Do you have a broad experience of occupational therapy settings, and are able to bring into your clinical work all the holistic core skills of occupational therapy – especially considering new ways of working in the virtual world?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we have got the perfect role for you! An excellent opportunity has arisen for an occupational therapist to join us and help set up the occupational therapy service in Barnet, and to further develop our motivated and forward thinking Integrate Community Learning Disability Service (BICLD).
The role of the occupational therapist is to support individuals with Learning Disabilities and additional health needs providing specific healthcare interventions. The occupational therapy team work with patients, relatives, carers, and a wide range of health & social care professionals and many outside agencies. The aim is to provide functional, environmental, equipment, risk assessments as well as providing moving & handling, contracture management, training, support and advice.
The post holder will receive a thorough induction and regular operational supervision. Opportunities for personal and professional development exist through supervision, support, sharing of best practice and continuing professional development.
We are looking for a team player who has a range of clinical experiences. The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills, and any experience working within an inter-disciplinary team and interagency collaboration will be an advantage.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing clinical and therapeutic guidance to colleagues working with people with Learning Disabilities and additional health needs, to enable the team to undertake service development, changes of service, practice and ways of working to enable effective inter-discipline working. You will be asked to continue to develop and promote the role of occupational therapy within an integrated team, taking responsibility for identifying and flagging service gaps to improve service delivery.
As an integral member of the MDT the post holder will be required to contribute to and attend weekly MDT meetings. In addition to this, complete presentations to external agencies and deputise for the lead OT when required, supervise junior staff and education OT students on fieldwork placement.
Wellbeing and benefits
Staff wellbeing is important to us and you will receive a range of support, development and training opportunities along with regular supervision. Staff have led ways in which they want to work differently including peer supervisions and a variety of staff wellbeing events such as sports, volunteering and yoga.
In addition to excellent development and career opportunities we have generous employment benefits:
- 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
- Work-life balance options may include flexi-time, job share, home working, part-time
- Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
- Up to 2 volunteering days per year
- Brand new, purpose built office building in Colindale
If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Amanda Martell – Consultant Occupational Therapist – 07947 868 241.
Barnet are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.
If shortlisted you will be required to bring photographic ID to your interview to prove your identity.