Occupational Therapist

Website The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

About Us:

In Kensington and Chelsea, we support people’s independence and wellbeing, and work hard to enable them to live in the community with dignity, choice and control. By sharing facilities and expertise with Westminster City Council, we’re able to offer joined-up health and social care services that are constantly evolving and improving. This means our Occupational Therapy (OT) services are well resourced, manageable caseloads. We don’t just talk about person-centred care, we deliver it. Our OTs have everything they need to provide a service they’re proud of.

The Role:

Refresh your career by joining an OT team with the time, resources and commitment to care. While looking after a diverse population, we’re able to focus on individualised care and early intervention. We work within integrated multidisciplinary teams that include qualified and unqualified social workers, OTs, rehabilitation workers and other related support services. It’s an approach that means we have some of the best adult social care services in the country.

As a Senior Occupational Therapist, you’ll promote best practice and person-centred care, guide and mentor others, and promote a culture of learning. But you’ll also lead by example. Working with older people and adults with physical disabilities, you’ll carry out assessments, create care plans and work closely with other agencies to provide support.  We’ll also look to you for innovative ideas:  you’ll have every opportunity to use your expertise to contribute to policy-making and service delivery improvements.

Please refer to the Job Description for more information.

About You:

A qualified and registered Occupational Therapist, you’ll have significant experience in a local authority setting, including exposure to safeguarding adults’ procedures and risk assessments. You’ll be used to supervising students and other staff and will have excellent assessment and partnership-working skills. Well-organised and calm under pressure, you’ll be a strong communicator with a commitment to helping others achieve their full potential.

In return, you can look forward to a package that includes a competitive salary, a high-quality pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.

Role Requirements:

•    Diploma of the College of Occupational Therapists or B Sc O.T.
•    Registered as an Occupational Therapist with the Health Professions Council (HPC)
•    Proven experience of working with older and disabled people
•    Ability to undertake holistic assessments of service user’s and carer’s needs and establish their priorities
•    Knowledge of relevant legislation and an awareness of its impact on user group
•    Awareness of the importance of current professional issues and an ability to consider these within the context of departmental issues
•    Awareness of Health and Safety legislation and guidance
•    Awareness of issues affecting people with disabilities living in an inner-city area.

We work in partnership with Hampshire County Council (HCC) who deliver many transactional services on our behalf. Although most communications will be from HCC, all selection and appointment decisions will be made by RBKC. Certain services are shared across more than one Council area to nearby neighbouring Authorities. This enhances delivery and reduces costs. Your recruitment information will advise if your remit extends beyond RBKC.

We will primarily contact candidates by e-mail throughout the recruitment process, please monitor your email junk / spam folder as our system generated emails may be allocated to these folders by your email settings.

We engage our staff with a variety of learning types including face-to-face and virtual learning because we want to ensure our staff understand our values and behaviours, grow their skills and develop their careers.

Additional information

RBKC is currently inclusively reviewing its pay, reward and benefits framework.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

We are committed to promoting equality and respecting diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

To apply for this job please visit careers.newjob.org.uk.