Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the city.
Not all Occupational Therapy Jobs are in the NHS. Are you looking for a new challenge and a chance to support the development of an innovative paediatric service? You should join the Therapies team at the London Borough of Redbridge.
We are delighted to be able to offer a committed and dynamic experienced Occupational Therapist the opportunity to join our Community Children's Occupational Therapy London Borough of Redbridge SEND therapies service.
Redbridge Education, Access and Inclusion Services have exceptional specialist support services delivering to a wide range of schools and education settings. We expanded this central service in September 2021 to include a dedicated school focused Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy service.
You will have the opportunity to experience working with children who have Autism Spectrum Condition and a wide variety of physical needs. The service works with children in school to provide interventions and support for children to improve their ability to engage in education along with developing skills to support independence and optimal function. Our aim is to also provide training and advice to schools and give teachers and staff tools to develop each child’s individual needs using an inclusive and functional approach to learning
We work in close partnership with colleagues in health, education and social care to provide a high-quality service. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated and enthusiastic to join our team, ideally who has previous experience working with children.
We’ll provide you with:
- Excellent CPD opportunities and career progression
- A supportive management team. Regular team meetings, peer support and supervision, clinical focus groups and the opportunity to attend Regional Networks
- In-Service Training including in areas of clinical leadership
- Annual Appraisal
- Opportunities to contribute to Local Authority quality improvement work and innovations
- Opportunity to be actively involved in the design and implementation of the team annual planning
- A competitive salary and pension package
- A range of lifestyle, retail and leisure discounts
- A generous annual leave allowance
All posts are subject to DBS and Right to Work checks, HCPC membership, and relevant Royal College Membership.
If you would like to have an informal discussion, you can contact Sangita Patel by email;
firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a suitable time.
This is a full time, permanent position – term time only.
Successful applicants will be invited to Interview on a rolling basis as and when their application has been reviewed and shortlisted for interview.
Ambitious for Redbridge
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.