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 has a strong vision of integrated services so this is an exciting time to join us and help us to deliver service improvements.
About the Job
Full time, permanent Adaptations /OT Team Manager
Grade P07 (£47,511.00 - £50,448.00) Plus £3k Market Supplement
As the Adaptations /OT Team Manager you will manage the operational delivery of the adaptations team, ensuring the timely delivery of high quality home adaptations that support individuals to retain their independence and safety. The Service is progressive and innovative and puts customers at the centre. You will be based at The Resource Centre, 200 Chargeable Lane but will be required to be flexible attending meetings at Dockside and working from when required. As well as managing the Adaptations team this role will support the Principal Occupational Therapist. You will represent Occupational Therapy offering advice, supervision and input across the wider Adult Social Care pathway as and when required. As Occupational Therapists we have a strong focus on supporting customers to maximise their independence and safety in their home environment; supporting them to regain choice and control - key to promoting the prevention agenda. We offer a personalised, asset-based approach with our customers and carers at the heart of decision-making.
You will be an experienced Occupational Therapist who is forward thinking, highly motivated with a strong desire to deliver high quality interventions and display a positive "can do" approach. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will inspire others and be essential to your successful appointment, helping you build internal and external relationships essential to bring about positive outcomes for our customers. You will require significant experience in the provision of adaptations plus experience of working in Adult Social Care, management experience and up-to-date knowledge of relevant best practice, legislation, guidance and regulations.
In turn we will support your development and offer on-going learning and development opportunities together with regular supervision and performance appraisal.
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 / 07920 700107 (Sarah.Forshaw@newham.gov.uk).
Interview w/c 28th September 2020
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).
Only Social Work England registered OT’s can apply.
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