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Community Equipment Occupational Therapist

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 1662
  • Published: Mon 15/04/2024, 11:01 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 15/06/2024, 10:47 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £49,083 - £52,116 p.a. inc London Weighting Golden hello payment of £5,000 and annual retention payment of £3,000 apply to this role in addition to the basic salary
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

Salary range: £49,083 - £52,116 p.a. inc. London weighting
Contract: Permanent
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time

 
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

 
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

 
The Post

The post holder will work in partnership with commissioners and contracted providers as well as front line staff. You will aim to change and challenge the ordering behaviour of prescribers, and to improve the knowledge and understanding of prescribers and partners in the effective use of community equipment. As well as being knowledgeable about community equipment, you will need to be comfortable working with data and IT systems. Demonstrating systems and equipment will fall within the remit of the job.  A creative problem solver would be ideal in this role.

You will contribute to multi-agency forums and develop and nurture relationships within the Local Authority and across partnership agencies. You will have a commitment to staff wellbeing and reflective practice.


Brent has demonstrated dedication to developing the careers of OTs introducing new roles such as a Practice Development Lead, Principal Occupational Therapist, Operational Lead OT and Community Equipment OT. As an employer, we are committed to enhancing your Continued Professional Development and offer many opportunities for career progression. This includes access to our innovative Skills Academy where you can choose a pathway to support your interests and ambitions. Opportunities are also available to train as an AMP, BIA  and Practice Educator. 


The London Borough of Brent benefits include:
 

  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home (laptop and iPhone provided)
  • Generous leave policy including parental, annual and sabbatical leave
  • Monthly CPD sessions
  • Regular professional supervision and peer support groups
  • Generous Local Government pension scheme
  • Access to internal and external learning and development via our Adult  Social Care Skills Academy
  • Commitment to supporting workforce health and wellbeing with access to a free, confidential employee assistance scheme.
  • Access to our Zipcar scheme

 

This role attracts the following payments (subject to review):

  • Golden hello payment of £5,000*
  • Annual retention payment of £3,000 per annum. **
  • Additional payments are available for Practice Educators and Best Interest Assessors 
     
The Person

We are looking for a qualified occupational therapist with significant post qualifying experience (3 years +) who are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). You will have excellent communication and managerial skills and experience of working within a social care. You will need to be passionate about working with vulnerable adults and providing an excellent service. 


The ideal candidate will be dynamic and analytical in their approach and demonstrate the ability to manage competing demands and prioritise effectively to promote safe, positive and timely decisions for the residents of Brent. You will be able to contribute to developing practice within the team and provide mentoring to colleagues in the wider Adult Social Care teams.


A good understanding of the relevant Adult Social Care and Housing legislation is essential to these posts. You will need to be able to work autonomously within agreed timeframes and manage frequently changing circumstances.


For an exceptional candidate who cannot demonstrate all of the above, training would be provided. For an informal discussion please contact yvonne.olasunkanmi@brent.gov.uk. or  sarah.richards@brent.gov.uk 
 

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 1662
  • Published: Mon 15/04/2024, 11:01 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 15/06/2024, 10:47 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £49,083 - £52,116 p.a. inc London Weighting Golden hello payment of £5,000 and annual retention payment of £3,000 apply to this role in addition to the basic salary
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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