Occupational Therapy Practice Manager
£43,860pa - £46,839 pa Plus £3,000 Market Supplement
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 Adults and Health Services is undergoing service improvements with a strong vision of integrated services so this is an exciting time to join us and help us to deliver the changes.
About the Job
As an Occupational Therapy Practice Manager you will be a key member of the Occupational Therapy management structure and play a key role in supporting the delivery of high quality, high performing, progressive and innovative Occuptional Therapy services across the Assessment and Care Management pathway. You will be required to be flexible in this role, 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 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 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. Our monthly OT Peer Learning is a supportive forum to enable you share and learn together with your peers.
Newham values talent and these are some of the benefits you can expect when you join our team:
• 23 days annual leave entitlement, after five years this rises to 28 days, plus Bank Holidays and 3 days 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 Coffee shop at Dockside
• Stratford Westfield shopping
• Health and Wellbeing days
• Excellent transport link
• Smarter working – laptop and mobile phones to enable home working
• Loans in association with Neyber
Please view Occupational Therapy Practice Manager - Job Description
For an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Forshaw, Principal Occupational Therapist on 020 3373 8265 / 07920 700107 (Sarah.Forshaw@newham.gov.uk).
Closing date 23rd November 2020
Interview W/C 30th November 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).