Be part of a team that cares about residents and cares about you.
In Kensington and Chelsea, we support people’s independence and wellbeing, and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. Our Community Independence Service (CIS) is a multidisciplinary team including social workers, occupational therapists and independent living assessors who work together to support adults with complex health and social care needs. We provide short-term support for people discharged from hospital, or recovering from illness or injury, to help them develop the confidence and skills required to remain independent at home.
At Kensington & Chelsea, we don’t just talk about person-centred care, we deliver it. Our OTs have everything they need to provide a service they’re proud of. That means rapid access to the expertise of other professionals to help you deal with the specific needs of diverse individuals across the borough. We’ll look to you to assess people’s capabilities, using a variety of approaches, and to help them find the motivation and support to progress through a reablement programme. You’ll also guide and mentor colleagues, including Independent Living Assessors, and promote a culture of learning. At every step you’ll have the full support of our close-knit community team.
Please refer to the Job Description for more information.
We are looking for a permanent and temporary qualified and registered Occupational Therapist, ideally with a community-based background, you’ll have significant experience of carrying out OT assessments for disabled people and their carers. As you’ll be dealing with people who have new diagnoses or injuries, you’ll need to be sensitive and empathic. At the same, you’ll need well-developed powers of persuasion, as success in this role depends on finding out what motivates our residents and then making sure progress is achieved. Expect a high level of moving and handling work, for which you will need relevant and recent experience. You’ll also need to be comfortable working with electronic case management systems and completing care act 2014 assessments.
In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
To apply please click the Apply Now link below.