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 post
£32,430 pa - £39,774 pa Plus £3k Market Supplement
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.
We have a history of strong collaborative working with our health partners which further supports our commitment to providing joined up service provision.
We are recruiting a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist to join our team of OT’s. You will be required to undertake proportionate but high quality OT assessments and reviews, which demonstrate your knowledge and skills in Adult Social Care, and application of the relevant legislation.
You will have a strong desire to deliver high quality interventions and will display a positive "can do" approach. Your excellent communication skills will be essential to your successful appointment, helping you build internal and external relationships essential to bring about positive outcomes for our customers. Experience working in Adult Social Care will be an advantage.
We will support you to develop your full potential 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.
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, after five years this rises to 28 days, plus Christmas close down
• 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
For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Forshaw, Principal Occupational Therapist on 020 3373 8265 (Sarah.Forshaw@newham.gov.uk) or Wendy Hendricks OT/HAIL Team Manager on 02033739291 Wendy.Hendricks@newham.gov.uk.
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.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Newham Redeployees. 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 the Employee Services Team on 0203 373 0909.
You will be notified if your application has been successful. Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 8th July 2019.