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The role

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Southwark Council's Adult Social Care Division (ASC) and become the Occupational Therapy: Community Equipment Lead.

This is a unique role that supports a system wide approach across Health and Social Care to ensure the appropriate and cost effective prescription of assistive equipment and minor adaptations and ensuring excellence in this practice area.

You will be responsible for embedding evidence based decision making for equipment provision and integral to this role is joint working with acute hospital colleagues, as well as a range of community health and social care professionals prescribing community equipment.

About You:

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, driven, innovative and forward thinking Occupational Therapist to join our new service; under the direct supervision of the Principal Occupational Therapist.

Outstanding communication, problem solving, and  clinical reasoning skills are vital for the success of this role.

As an autonomous therapist, you will be expected to hold a small caseload of complex cases, have extensive knowledge of community equipment and its application in supporting people to remain in the community, maintain engagement in purposeful activities and occupational pursuits

You will need to be a qualified Occupational Therapist with extensive community equipment experience

The contract is full time (36 hours) and a permanent role

 

Benefits and more information:

- https://www.jobsatsouthwark.co.uk/why-us/

- https://jobs.theguardian.com/minisites/southwark-council/life-at-southwark-benefits-and-more/

 

 

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Additional details

Please note this role requires an enhanced level DBS check. 

 

  

   

    

Recruitment timetable

Recruitment Timetable

Advert Closing Date: 11.59pm on the 18/06/2021

Interview date- 29/06/2021

 

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