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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Haringey London Borough Council
Location
Haringey, London (Greater)
Salary
£37,711-£40,774
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Adult Services
Job role
Officer
Salary Band
£30,000 - £39,999, £40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type
Full time
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We are investing in creating a better borough for all our residents and bettering the lives of children and older people living with long term disabilities in Haringey. We are located in the north of the capital with an ageing population of approximately 255,000 people. We are a diverse and a fast-changing borough.

Haringey Adult Social Services is committed to achieving the highest standards in care and safety so that residents can look after themselves and live more independent and fulfilling lives. We are looking to appoint highly motivated occupational therapists with a knowledge of supporting children and adults with disabilities.

In short, we’re a council with high ambitions; a place to work that is full of energy and focus. Our teams have passion, integrity and commitment, and people join us, do so as they see a Haringey’s a learning organisation, and the people that work here strive for continuous improvement in their practice, aiming high to ensure we provide outstanding outcomes for the residents of Haringey.

About the Role

You will join an experienced and motivated team, working with people with disabilities to encourage independence and integration within the community. You will work closely with individuals, assessing their functional abilities and making recommendations for minor and/or major adaptions and prescribing packages of care based on assessed need where necessary. Main responsibilities will include:

  • Providing an initial assessment of service users with complex care and therapy needs across the teams within the Access and Independent Service
  • Identify safeguarding concerns, complete thorough risk assessments, and refer where appropriate to services to manage risk of harm to service users
  • Ensure cost effect service provision and make recommendations for specialist equipment and adaptions in accordance with eligibility criteria and departmental guidelines
  • Recommend use of equipment and teach alternative methods of carrying out everyday functions to enable service users to lead as full a life as possible
  • You will enjoy flexible working arrangements, a highly competitive pension scheme and staff discounts for healthy lifestyle activities
  • You will enjoy high quality supervision, access to training, development and CPD opportunities.
  • For the full scope of responsibilities attached to this post, please refer to the job description and person specification.

About You

We are looking for ambitious and motivated Occupational Therapists to provide a first class service to the residents of Haringey.

We welcome applications from therapists from a range of clinical backgrounds, from new graduates to more experienced professionals looking to expand their skills and experiences. You should have:

  • A degree/diploma in occupational therapy
  • Professional registration with HCPC
  • Ability to carry a caseload and be able to work independently on assigned duties
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, you will be required to communicate with different service users and stakeholders as well as present information and effectively write reports.
  • Confidence in undertaking written holistic therapy assessment and set client centred goals with service users.

For Further Information

Contact: resourcinghub@haringey.gov.uk

Closing Date: Sunday, 28th November 2021

Attachments

JDPS - Job Profile Occupational Therapists (October 2021)pdf.pdf

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