Southwark is an ambitious, vibrant, culturally diverse and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We value our people, celebrate diversity and seek to find effective and creative ways of supporting our communities. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.
We are looking for dynamic and experienced Occupational Therapists to fill roles within our Assessment & Intake and Case Management Teams. We also have a role in our Case Management Team for a Paediatric Occupational Therapist.
The work in the Assessment and Intake Team is short term so you would typically work with adults for up to 6 weeks, whilst the Case Management Team has the opportunity to work with people over a longer period of time. Our teams are integrated with our Social Work colleagues and we value joined up working, positive risk taking and accountability as part of this approach. We predominantly work with adults with physical disabilities and older people, and their families in meeting the wellbeing principles of the Care Act 2014 for Southwark residents.
Adult Occupational Therapists:
If you are an experienced, autonomous and motivated practitioner, this is an opportunity to make a real difference. You will have experience of working in a strengths based way to assess and provide person centred interventions such as minor/major adaptations, moving and handling techniques/equipment or recommendations for rehousing.
Paediatric Occupational Therapist:
If you are passionate about with working with children and their families to improve their wellbeing, maximise participation in daily living activities and increase safety and independence in their home, we want to hear from you. You will have experience of assessing children in a strengths based way, including assessing moving and handling and seating needs, and providing equipment, minor/major adaptations.
- Flexible working and the opportunity to work from home
- Generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days – rising to 36 days rising to with continuous service
- Generous Local Government pension scheme
- Season Ticket Loan – interest free
- Cycle to work scheme
- Regular professional supervision
- Access to internal and external learning and development programmes
- Supports workforce health and wellbeing
Benefits and more information:
Additional salary details
Salary: £37,491 to £44,598
Working Pattern: Full time, Permanent
Hours: Full time 36hrs per week, Part time 18hrs per week
Positions: 5 x full time, 1 x part time
Closing date - 11:59pm on 16/02/2022
Interview - 23/02/2022
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.