We have recently reorganised Adult Social Care services and created our Home First service providing an integrated discharge hub and Reablement service with our NELFT community health partners. In addition we have strengthened our community based Social Work and Occupational Therapy services and created a new long term Social Work team to ensure we provide the right interventions at the right time for our residents. As a result we now have a number of vacancies across the service for Practice Managers, Therapist Managers , Social Workers and Occupational Therapists.
Occupational Therapist Salary range - - £32,418 – 40,869 dependent on level of experience
(An additional retention bonus of £1k is payable after the first six months and a further £1k retention bonus after 12 months )
It’s an exciting time to join the London Borough of Waltham Forest to play a key role in delivering Adults Social Care. We are transforming our services to provide high quality person-centred care and support that needs forward thinking staff, committed to delivering strength based practice. We’ll look to you to help us deliver great outcomes for adult social care users, carers, families and the wider community, through excellent social care practice.
We are looking for exceptional and committed applicants. You will need to be a highly motivated, knowledgeable and effective social work practitioner or OT, and work in a strengths based and person centred way to promote the wellbeing and independence of the residents of Waltham Forest. You will need a good working knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act, safeguarding protocols, Court of Protection work, Deprivation of Liberty safeguards/DoL’s and the Hospital Discharge guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care. Plus as an Occupational Therapist you’ll need experience in social care assessment practice, moving and handling, practical experience of the provision of community equipment and major adaptations and associated legislation and management of risk.
You will have a passionate focus on high quality practice and performance, particularly in terms of Care Act assessments and reviews, the timely conclusion of safeguarding cases, and assessments under the Hospital Discharge guidance and Disabled Facilities Grant legislation for existing and new service users. You will have regular supervision and access to a broad range of training , support and development opportunities including mentorship and post graduate apprenticeship options.
If you are interested in these exciting opportunities please contact us for an informal chat or visit our new team base at Waltham Forest Town Hall in Walthamstow.
Occupational Therapy queries
John McManus John.McManus@walthamforest.gov.uk
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a good quality life. Over the past few years, the borough has changed significantly and is a great place to live and work. Good schools, great parks, excellent culture facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home. We’ve also recently been the first ‘London Borough of Culture’.
In line with our ambitions, the Adult Social Care service in Waltham Forest has plans to progress to excellence. We want the service to enable the most vulnerable residents to be resilient, independent, safe and well. This is supported by the Families at the Heart of our Place Strategy which sees Adult Social Care working across the Families & Homes Directorate. Waltham Forest is in a unique position to deliver this as we have strong health and community partnerships and an emerging Integrated Care System.
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where this diversity is valued and is integral to both service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.
We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.
The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan
- Promoting equality of opportunity
- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.
- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.
Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.
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