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About the Role:
The Care and Support Team is a specialist mental health social care team. We provide assessment, review and interventions to service users with care and support needs arising predominantly from their mental health difficulties.
The team comprises social workers, occupational therapists and assistant practitioners. We also work closely alongside South London and Maudsley Mental Health NHS Trust, NHS Primary care services and a range of voluntary sector partners.
As an occupational therapist within the team, you will work closely with the social workers and assistant practitioners to support clients in their ongoing recovery journey, supporting their independence though prevention and reduction of need.
You will hold a caseload of OT cases and provide specialist OT consultation to the wider team. Your work will be predominantly based within the community, supporting clients to function more effectively within their home environments and their local communities. You will use the outcomes of your OT assessment and intervention to help inform reablement focused care plans of social care support.
You will also be responsible for a smaller generic caseload, reviewing social care needs under the Care Act 2014 to ensure that these are being met by reablement-focused support packages.
We are looking for a motivated and experienced mental health occupational therapist. You will be passionate about providing high quality person-centred care and supporting adults with mental health difficulties to maximise their wellbeing and independence within the community.
You will have a working knowledge of the MOHO and the Care Act 2014 and a commitment to continuing professional development.
We welcome applications from our NHS colleagues and appreciate that moving from the NHS to Adult Social Care can feel a big step, if you have any concerns or queries regarding this, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss ways to support your transition.
We also welcome candidates with living/lived experience as a service user or carer.
For more information or an informal chat about the role please contact Alex Waddington, Team Manager on 020 7525 2751 or firstname.lastname@example.org
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance.
You will benefit from 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 36 days with continuous service, a generous local government salary related pension, cycle to work and cycle loan scheme, season-ticket loan, confidential wellbeing and counselling support.
For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits
In recognition of the contribution of Occupational Therapy, this post attracts an additional one-off recruitment and retention payment of £2300. The first payment is made when the post holder starts and the second payment is made after the probation period ends and will be made to those continuing employment with LBS after that review*
*Full terms available upon request
Interview date: 6 April 2023 (TBC).
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 programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.