Newham is unique; a diverse borough that is home to some of the largest and most spectacular developments in Europe. There is significant investment to create 37,500 new homes and 10,000 new jobs. We are building a new heart for London, a world-class business and leisure destination. We are a borough where people choose to live, work and stay.
Newham Adult Services is undergoing transformational change with a strong vision of integrated services so this is an exciting time to join us and help us to deliver service improvements.
Occupational Therapist Practice Manager
£41,847 pa - £44,691 pa
We are recruiting a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist Practice Manager to join our team of committed and passionate OT’s. You will be a key member of the management structure in the Enablement Team, supporting the team to deliver high quality, progressive and innovative services.
You will be required to be flexible and offer OT advice and supervision across the wider Adult Social Care pathway on occasions.
The Enablement Service comprises of a Registered Manager Senior Enablers and Enablers, Social Care Officers, OT and social work, who together enable customers to maximise their independence, and regain choice and control: key to supporting the prevention agenda.
As Occupational Therapists we have a strong focus on supporting customers to maximise their independence and safety in their home environment. We offer a personalised, asset-based approach with our customers and carers at the heart of decision-making. The OT Practice Manager will be a core Enablement team member and will work collaboratively with the service in assessment and goal planning which are integral to customers achieving personalised outcomes. We have a history of strong collaborative working with our health partners which further supports our commitment to providing joined up service provision.
Interviews will be held week commencing 1st October 2018.
You will be forward thinking, highly motivated with a strong desire to deliver high quality interventions and display a positive "can do" approach. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will inspire others and be essential to your successful appointment, helping you build internal and external relationships essential to bring about positive outcomes for our customers. You will require experience working in Adult Social Care, management experience and up-to-date knowledge of relevant best practice, legislation, guidance and regulations.
We will support your development and offer on-going learning and development opportunities together with regular supervision and performance appraisal. Our monthly OT Peer Learning is a supportive forum to enable you share and learn together with your peers.
As an OT you will have an excellent understanding of enablement, but in addition you should have experience of working with complex needs that have required a high degree of problem solving, provision of major adaptations and strong skills in Assisting and Moving risk assessment.
The London Borough of Newham is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
The London Borough of Newham is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact Sarah Forshaw Occupational Therapy Professional Lead 07920 700107.
Newham values talent and these are some of the benefits you can expect when you join our team:-
• Access to free and discounted tickets to events at London Stadium
• 23 days annual leave entitlement plus statutory holiday and after five years this rises to 28 days, plus Christmas close down (3 days)
• Parking Permit Available
• Flexible working - flexi-time
• Employee assistance programme – free telephone counselling
• The Local Government Pension Scheme
• Discounted use of UEL Sport Dock
• Staff restaurant and on site Costa Coffee shop at Dockside
• Stratford Westfield shopping
• Health and Wellbeing days
• Excellent transport links
• Loans in association with Neyber