The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who are working together to create a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.
Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Services Department has strong values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers. We are looking for registered Occupational Therapists who share our values and commitment and are passionate about improving lives of local residents.
We currently have exciting opportunities in Wandsworth Locality Teams. The Locality Teams are integrated social work and occupational therapy teams working with older people and younger adults with physical disabilities leading on Care Act assessments, support planning and case management.
- To arrange and undertake specialist Occupational Therapy assessments of individuals with complex disability needs
- To complete intervention plans and make recommendations using a client-centred approach and making best use of resources in order to maximise service users functional independence in activities of daily living within their homes
- To undertake complex Moving and Handling Risk Assessments
- To recommend and provide specialist equipment, minor and major adaptations, liaising with appropriate professionals when necessary
- To carry out generic social care assessment reviews and to arrange packages of care
- To participate in safeguarding inquiries and investigations
- To respond appropriately to urgent referrals and prioritise workload in response to levels of risk and duty of care within agreed workload throughput targets
The person interested in this post will:
- Have a ‘can do’ attitude to work
- Continuously seek better value for money and improved outcomes
- Have the interests of residents and service users at heart and ensuring they receive the highest standards of service provision
- Take a team approach that values collaboration and partnership working
- Have knowledge of current developments in relevant legislation, national guidance and frameworks and how to access more detailed information when necessary including the local authority’s responsibility to safeguard adults at risk
In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance. These include 36 hour working week (Full Time), working from home (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as Performance Related Pay, membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: 23rd September 2018
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.