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Occupational Therapist - Social Services

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils | Full-time

Posted 46 days ago

Location type: Office

Closing date: Sunday 30th June 2024

Ref no: randw/TP/17402/6537

Would you like to gain experience and develop your career working within an Occupational Therapy Service that serves two London boroughs?

If yes, then we have a role for you.

Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Care Services has strong values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers. We are looking for registered Occupational Therapists who share our values and commitment and who are passionate about improving lives of local residents.

Our focus is on supporting people to maintain their independence and autonomy. We take a person centred, flexible approach to the care and support we provide to promote wellbeing. We work towards excellence every day and our team members are committed to delivering the very best outcomes for the people we support.

About the role

You’ll bring the kind of person-centred expertise that empowers independence, choice, and control.

If you have the talent and ambition to achieve the best for the people we serve, then we will support you to progress and develop throughout your occupational therapy career.

Your duties will include:

  • To arrange and undertake specialist Occupational Therapy assessments of individuals with complex disability needs
  • To complete intervention plans and make recommendations using a client centred approach and making best use of resources in order to maximise service user’s functional independence in activities of daily living within their homes
  • To undertake complex Moving and Handling Risk Assessments
  • To recommend and provide specialist equipment, minor and major adaptations, liaising with appropriate professionals when necessary
  • To respond appropriately to urgent referrals and prioritise workload in response to levels of risk and duty of care within agreed workload throughput targets

For an informal discussion and for more information about the role, please contact Violina Harpar at Violina.Harpar@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Closing Date:  Sunday 30th June 2024

Interview Date: tbc, possibly week commencing 8 July

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. 

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer. If you require any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. 

We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Some posts may be exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to these posts will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We offer a wide range of benefits designed to attract, develop, and reward our employees such as 40 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays), flexible working and a generous pension plan.