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Occupational Therapist

Employer
Brent Council
Location
Brent, London (Greater)
Salary
£36,708 - £39,867 p.a. inc.
Closing date
20 Jan 2022

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Sector
Health and Social Care, Health, Adult Services, Social Care
Contract Type
Full time
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Job Description

Salary range: £36,708 - £39,867 p.a. inc. 

Contract: Permanent 

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

Brent Council’s wholly owned housing company, i4B, has negotiated the purchase of a brand new apartment block in Wembley Park which will provide much-needed affordable accommodation for key workers across the borough and beyond. The block will be used to retain and recruit key workers in London. If you are successful in applying role this role, you will have the opportunity to move into one of the apartments. More information on the apartments can be found at: 

https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/housing/wembley-park-key-worker-housing/

Please email keyworkerhhousing@brent.gov.uk

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Occupational Therapists to join us here in Brent in Adult Social Care.  We are a values based employer looking for enthusiastic newly qualified and experienced Occupational Therapists.

As a Social Care OT, you will be responding to those in need of social care support and taking appropriate interventions as required. Occupational Therapists here at Brent use a strength-based approach to promote the independence, interest and rights of our residents and their families.  Across our Adult Social Care service, we strive to deliver a culture of working together, positive risk taking and accountability. Our core aim is to support our residents to be influential active members of our community.

As an employer, we are committed to enhancing your Continued Professional Development and offer a number of opportunities for career progression. This includes access to our Skills Academy where you can chose a pathway to support your interests and ambitions. Opportunities are also available to train as an AMHP and Practice Educator.

We need Occupational Therapists that can engage with people, promote and enable inclusive community options as well as self-directed support.  You will work as part of a multi skilled team that includes Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Sensory Impairment Officers and Care Assessors.  You will need to be a qualified, registered Occupational Therapist adhering to the Health and Care Professions Council Standards.  We will expect you to have some experience working within a social care or community focused multi-disciplinary setting, as well as some experience with moving and handling equipment and the ability to recommend minor and major adaptations.

We now have opportunities for OTs to work across difference teams within Adult Social Care including Complex Care, Duty, Hospital Discharge and Brent’s Home First and Reablement Team.

The London Borough of Brent benefits include:

  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home (laptop and iphone provided)
  • Monthly CPD sessions
  • Regular professional supervision
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Access to internal and external learning and development via our Adult Social Care Skills Academy, yearly manual handling training.
  • Commitment to supporting  workforce health and wellbeing with access to a free confidential employee counselling services
  • Access to privilege card for local retailers the London Designer Outlet
  • Access to our Zipcar scheme

Closing date: 20 January 2022 (23:00)

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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What make us different?

Brent has a diverse artistic community, a wide range of cultural activities and award-winning parks. Each community in Brent has its own cultural celebrations including one of Europe's biggest Irish festivals and the Hindu Diwali festival, which attracts around 40,000 people each year. The borough is home to 'Mahogany', the innovative designer for carnival and theatrical costumes and the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn. Brent, located in the northwest of Greater London, is one of London's most diverse boroughs.

Great values!

Brent It is one of the most culturally and racially diverse of all local authorities in England and Wales. Brent is working to be a safer, more attractive and more environmentally-friendly borough, with great opportunities for people to work and thrive.
 
Why work for Brent?

  •  Good road and rail links into central London.  Competent and skilled work teams.  A trusting working environment.  Very attractive pension arrangements. Salary progression. Free season ticket loan scheme. 


Would you like to work in a diverse and cultural environment?

Brent may offer the opportunity you are looking for.

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Telephone
020 8937 1234
Location
Brent Civic Centre
Engineers Way
Wembley
HA9 0FJ
GB
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