About the role
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is committed to Creating Futures, our new Corporate Strategy. This provides a fresh focus and a clear sense of direction.
Providing high-quality Adult Social Care is of vital importance to us. We are committed to ensuring our services enable our most vulnerable residents to be resilient, independent, safe and well.
As Team Manager, you’ll play a pivotal role in implementing our priorities to achieve outstanding outcomes. We aim to deliver a new therapeutic-led care approach where Occupational Therapists can make positive impact on people’s wellbeing, safety and independence. In addition you will oversee our trusted assessors model for the assessment and delivery of small aids to support daily living and minor adaptations as well as be a key part of major adaptations through the disabled facilities grant.
This is an exciting and achievable role that will place you at the forefront of social care practice. You’ll find ample potential to hone your leadership and professional skill sets.
As a qualified occupational therapist, you’ll bring a demonstrable track record of delivering high quality occupational therapy service and managing and leading staff.
You’ll be accustomed and committed to working collaboratively with partners and other stakeholders to deliver integrated services and solutions that promote wellbeing, safety and independence.
You’ll retain a clear focus on service standards and outcomes - supporting all members of your team to maximise their input and perform at their very best. Colleagues will respect your approach, including your ability to tackle performance issues and ‘take people with you’.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest is a progressive borough. Over the past few years, we have changed significantly for the better. Good schools, great parks, excellent culture facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making our borough a place that people want to call home. We’ve also just been awarded the prestige of being the first ‘London Borough of Culture’.
As a council, we have also changed, and despite the challenges of austerity, we have seen our highest-ever levels of resident satisfaction. As funding reductions continue, Waltham Forest is creating a council for the future.
In line with our ambitions, the Adult Social Care service in Waltham Forest has grand plans to progress to excellence supported by the unique Think Family 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 Council is an employer of choice. We offer a huge range of benefits to make working with us more than worthwhile. These include flexible working options, plus learning and development opportunities which will offer considerable scope and opportunity to progress your social care career further.
Please note, once you have submitted your application we will contact you with five working days