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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Location
Greenwich, London (Greater)
Salary
£40,869 - £43,860
Closing date
26 Nov 2021

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Sector
Health and Social Care
Job role
Officer
Salary Band
£40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type
Full time
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Join our forward-thinking approach

Strength in people. Strength in communities. Strength in diversity.

At Royal Borough of Greenwich, we believe adults should lead as independent and fulfilling lives as possible. To achieve this, we take a strengths-based approach to understand our residents’ needs and goals, supporting them to live as independently as possible. Our is centralised in order to offer services and resources at a universal, targeted and specialist level across Health and Social care.

We are looking for an autonomous and highly motivated practitioner who wants to influence practice and who is looking for a new challenge in the work place. We would value applications from keen, creative individuals who thrive on developing services and the profession.

The successful candidate will have:

  • The ability to undertake comprehensive functional assessments / interventions, minor / major adaptations and moving & handling assessments.
  • Experience of providing formal and informal supervision to Occupational Therapy and support staff.
  • Be experienced and knowledgeable of relevant legislation with a proven ability to work with vulnerable adults in a social care setting.
  • Involvement in multi-agency / partnership / consultative working, be aware of budgets and experience of carrying out lone assessments in client’s homes / care establishments, care management and safeguarding duties including risk assessments.
  • Have a passion for Research and Development Royal Borough of Greenwich can offer you professional supervision, good terms and conditions, career development and a welcoming supportive team environment.

Additional Information.

The post holder must hold a diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

For more info please contact:

occupational-therapy-sensory@royalgreenwich.gov.uk020 8921 3254

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Kate Leszkowski ; Kate.Leszkowski@royalgreenwich.gov.uk 0208 921 3254

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974).

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated.

Full Employment History: A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

Salary: Salaries advertised are for a standard working week of 35 hours unless otherwise stated. Please use this 'Salary Calculator to help you calculate a pro rata salary.

Our Staff Values: Our Staff Values are important to us. Candidates will be continuously assessed against our staff values throughout the recruitment process. Where candidates demonstrate views and behaviours that do not meet the standards of our staff values, we reserve the right to reject their application/ registration.

Full Covid Vaccine: On 22nd July 2021 parliament passed legislation to make it a legal requirement for people working in CQC registered care homes for residents of all ages to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, with both doses of the vaccine by 11th November 2021. Royal Greenwich is in the process of compiling a full list of roles that will require a vaccine so this can be applied across the board. This post has been identified as falling in scope of the new mandatory vaccination requirement. As part of the pre-employment checks for this role, successful candidates will be asked to provide proof of their full Covid vaccination. You can obtain this through the 'NHS Covid Pass. Please see the 'Government Website for further information of this if needed. Should you have a clinical exemption, please provide evidence of this by obtaining a letter from your GP or relevant medical professional.

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Why work for the Royal Borough of Greenwich?

The Royal Borough Of Greenwich supports equality and diversity in the workplace. The borough has a clear commitment to the LGBT community, mental health issues, race equality and disability.

Greenwich offers a diverse range of roles, from junior to senior positions, spanning service sectors from children’s services to engineering.

With the main council offices based in the heart of Woolwich, employees also benefit from an excellent transport links, while central London is just 20 minutes away.

Excellent benefits

  • Up to 31 days leave per year.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Developing opportunities to maximise employee’s potential.
  • Annual season ticket loan.
  • Greenwich One Card which entitles employees to discounts at local businesses.
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