Senior Practitioner – Occupational Therapist
PO4 - £41,601 - £43,503
Hackney is London's most diverse and dynamic borough. Stretching from the edge of the City to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it is an area of rapid economic growth, particularly in the tech, media, fashion and other creative industries. Hackney has more green space than any other inner London borough, some of the capital's best schools, and first class transport connections, which combined with excellent local public services and thriving arts, cultural and retail sectors, are fast making it one of London's most popular areas to live, work and visit. The challenge for Hackney is to make sure that the borough's economic growth provides benefits for everyone who lives here, and to create opportunities that will transform the lives of local people.
In Hackney we're committed to promoting independence for people with disabilities. As part of our Occupational Therapy team, you'll help to make that promise a reality.
We are seeking to recruit 2 Senior Practitioner Occupational Therapists to join our well established and respected OT team.
Based centrally at the Hackney Service Centre, the OT team have worked hard to achieve one of the lowest waiting times for an OT assessment across London.
Your role will include professional supervision of OT staff, an understanding of the issues relating to the delivery of OT services to disabled people within a diverse community and a range of solutions to facilitate independence. You should have a UK state registered degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent, as well as experience working in a community setting, carrying out complex OT assessment that can include major adaptations.
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.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please visit www.hackney.gov.uk/jobs-
Closing date for applications: 21st January 2019
Interviews: 31st January 2019
When applying, it is essential that you include a supporting statement, addressing how your skills, knowledge and experience meet all aspects of the post, as indicated in the job description and person specification.
An enhanced DBS check is required.
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 people with disabilities, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.