Advanced Practitioner Occupational Therapist

Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
£44,370 - £50,964 per annum
15 Feb 2021
12 Mar 2021
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 Advanced Practitioner 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. This role provides professional support and direction to social care staff in the Integrated Health and Social Care Team, playing a vital role in promoting quality, best practice and person centred-care in the service provision for Adults with physical disabilities and Older People in the community.

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

About You:

You are an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced Occupational Therapist and supervisor.

You show initiative, drive and determination to get the job done; and constantly to improve what you do. You put our resident’s needs at the heart of the work that you do, listening to our residents and advocating for them when needed.

You help others to be productive, independent and make informed decisions.

You are ambitious in creating new solutions which bring about substantial benefit.  You take pride in providing public services to our communities. You work as a member of the team to support team members to be the best they can be for our residents.

You provide local leadership and work with partners jointly to develop and deliver services.

You listen to others and respect other people’s point of view. You challenge others respectfully and constructively, working together to resolve issues. You treat everyone with courtesy, fairness and transparency.

Please apply online and specify on your application how you meet the skills, knowledge and qualities specified in the job description 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.