Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities.
The Occupational Therapy and Sensory Service is committed to integrated working across health and social care and we go the extra mile for our residents, seeking to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents supporting them to achieve their full potential and fulfil their aspirations. By participating in the neighbourhood programme, we are committed to an ethos of co-production to achieve Hackney’s vision for all our residents, whatever their background, to maximise their independence and live safely in their homes.
We have an exciting opportunity for an occupational therapist to join our busy Occupational Therapy and Sensory service as a lead senior practitioner in our duty work. This is a newly created post and involves working alongside Hackney’s Customer Service and Duty and Access Team to screen referrals, provide information and advice at the earliest point of contact and address needs that can be resolved through short term intervention.
This is a supervisory role and the post holder will be expected to provide leadership, team development and professional expertise, skills and advice to occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to ensure high quality services are delivered. As a senior practitioner, you may be required to deputise for the team manager.
If you are an experienced occupational therapist with sound analytical and reflective skills, dedicated to improving practice and able to produce work to a very high standard, then we want to hear from you. You will be required to apply specialist knowledge and skills to provide early intervention and triage referrals to the service. You will need sound knowledge of social care and the integration agenda and have the confidence to make key and often creative decisions working within relevant legislation, policies and best practice guidance. You will be working alongside social workers and housing and health teams to provide strength-based interventions.
You should be highly organised and innovative, with strong professional occupational therapy skills. You will need to have a sound knowledge of social care, health care, and transformation agendas. A degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and HCPC registration.
For full details of your key responsibilities please see the job description and person specification
An enhanced DBS certificate is required.
For more information, please call Nita Patel on 0208 356 1541
There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
Closing date for applications - 1st Feb 2023
Interview date - TBC
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
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