Children's Occupational Therapist

Royal Borough of Greenwich
England, London
£37722 - £43860 per annum
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

Job Details

Children's Occupational Therapist - Disabled Children Family Support Service

Opportunity for Children's Occupational Therapist (PO3/PO4) Full-Time

We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join the Royal Borough of Greenwich Disabled Children and Family Support Service. If you are interested in life-long learning; enjoy working with children and would like to be part of a service that strives for continuous team development, we would be interested in your application.

We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, co-located within a multidisciplinary service including Social Workers, OTs and a Short Break Service. We work closely with our colleagues in Education and Health. We provide comfortable working spaces with flexible working arrangements and excellent transport links including Woolwich Arsenal Station and DLR. Nearby/off-street parking is also available.

We are looking for an autonomous and highly motivated practitioner who wants to influence practice and develop our service.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for working with children and young people, supporting their inclusion in all aspects of their lives.
  • The ability to undertake comprehensive functional assessments / interventions, major adaptations and moving & handling assessments in planning and delivering Occupational Therapy services.
  • Be knowledgeable / have experience of relevant legislation with a proven ability to work with vulnerable children / adults in a social care setting.
  • Experience of involvement in multi-agency / partnership / consultative working and of carrying out lone assessments in client's homes, care management and safeguarding duties, including risk assessments.
  • A passion for Research and Development.
  • If this sounds of interest you, come and join us.

    Additional Information

    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.

    Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

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

    Please contact Caireen McGlashan, Advanced Practitioner Children's Occupational Therapist, for further information on this post or the Service.

  • Shortlisting: Wednesday 31 August
  • Interviews: Tuesday 13 September
  • 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.


    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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