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Occupational Therapist

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
London (Greater)
£31,869 - £40,647
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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The Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our OT Service working with adults with physical disabilities. 

Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Services has strong values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers. We are looking for a registered Occupational Therapist who will share our values and commitment and who are passionate about improving lives of local residents.

Duties Include:

  • To arrange and undertake specialist Occupational Therapy assessments of individuals with complex disability needs
  • To complete intervention plans and make recommendations using a client centred approach and making best use of resources in order to maximise service user’s functional independence in activities of daily living within their homes
  • To undertake complex Moving and Handling Risk Assessments
  • To recommend and provide specialist equipment, minor and major adaptations, liaising with appropriate professionals when necessary
  • To respond appropriately to urgent referrals and prioritise workload in response to levels of risk and duty of care within agreed workload throughput targets

The person interested in this post will:

  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude to work
  • Continuously seek better value for money and improved outcomes
  • Have the interests of residents and service users at heart and ensuring they receive the highest standards of service provision
  • Take a team approach that values collaboration and partnership working
  • Have knowledge of current developments in relevant legislation, national guidance and frameworks and how to access more detailed information when necessary including the local authority’s responsibility to safeguard adults at risk

What can we offer you?...

  • Flexible working hours to suit your lifestyle for example early start - early finish.
  • Compressed working hours for example spread your fortnightly working hours over 9 working days and have a day off every other week
  • Working from home
  • Working autonomously and being in control of your own diary
  • Generous training offer and regular support
  • Varied and interesting caseload
  • 36 hour working week with a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

For an informal discussion and more information about the role, please contact Violina Harpar at

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 22nd August 2021

Shortlisting Date: w/c 23rd August 2021

Interview Date: w/c 1st September 2021

Useful Information

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Secondment Information

All internal applicants for this secondment must seek permission from their current line manager before applying. Failure to do so may result in the secondment not being authorised.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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