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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Lambeth Council
Location
Lambeth, London (Greater)
Salary
£35,067 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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Lambeth is one of the most diverse and vibrant areas of London. Lambeth’s communities include Waterloo in the north, an area that has a world class arts and entertainment centre on the South Bank and a buzzing nightlife scene at Vauxhall. In the south we have Streatham’s bustling High Road and a wealth of open spaces and in Lambeth’s heart Brixton is well known for its vibrant, multicultural communities, bustling markets and the creative energy of its residents.

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Occupational Therapist experience as part of our Transformation Team.

To support the delivery of the Council’s estate regeneration programme by providing a specialist Occupational Therapy service to residents affected by the Council’s estate  regeneration programme, within the requirement of Community Care and various other disabilities /other legislation with the aims of  supporting them through the various stages of regeneration including where their home is identified for potential regeneration, assessment of housing need and allocation of a new home, the moving and settling in period; helping them to be as independent as possible.

To offer information, advice, assessment and recommendations as well as a range of resources, and to share skills/offer training or advice to disabled people, their carers and families and other service providers in the Borough. This may be provided from a variety of venues and through individual or group work, but primarily concerns visiting people at home.

Taking a case management approach, ensure that vulnerable residents affected by the council’s estate regeneration programme are identified at the earliest opportunity and tailored support plans are put in place to ensure they are supported appropriately through the rebuilding and rehousing process.

To make professional judgements in the context of the relevant legal and policy frameworks

Work with other team members within multi-disciplinary social care teams

towards providing a responsive, flexible service based on real demands and

needs and aiming for efficiency and equity.

Assess the needs of service users, including children, working collaboratively with them, families and their carers and other involved professionals, and prepare support plans that promote maximum control and independence for the service user.

We fully understand the challenges of day to day frontline Occupational Therapy work, therefore we are putting tools in place to improve your work/life balance and to try and make day to day tasks more manageable. We offer technology to enable colleagues to change the way they work & become more agile and to help avoid unnecessary travel.

We will provide you with a career progression scheme, regular supervision and access to ongoing training and development to enhance and develop your career in Adult Social Care. 

We offer season ticket loans, mileage and subscriptions, a cycle scheme, access to online journals and resources, a 35-hour week and generous annual leave.

To find out more about the positions available please contact:

Alice Orr-Ewing Estates Transition Manager phone: 020 7926 0308

Email aorrewing@lambeth.gov.uk

Or

David Jennings Head of Service. Phone 0207 926 4723.

Email DJennings1@lambeth.gov.uk

Interested? 

To apply-

Please submit a CV and a supporting statement explicitly evidencing how you meet the shortlisting criteria marked with an “A” on the person specification. (max one side of A4)

Job Description and Person Specification

Closing date: Sunday 12 December 2021 at midnight.

Find out more about why Lambeth is a great place to take the next step in your social work career, please visit our website: http://www.inspirelambethsocialwork.com/

Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Certificate from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information about the DBS can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk/agencies-public-bodies/dbs

To ensure Lambeth are compliant with recent legislation, the successful candidates will be required to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated against Covid.

 

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