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Occupational Therapist

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: PEO-001316
  • Published: Tue 30/04/2024, 14:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/05/2024, 14:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £40,833 - £48,060
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Greater London

The advertised salary is for experienced Occupational Therapists:  £40,833 - £48,060
We are also open to applications from Newly qualified Occupational Therapists, salary:  £38,364 - £39,951
The London Borough of Enfield has a range of exciting opportunities within the Adult Social Care ‘Locality Teams’ for Occupational Therapists both experienced and newly qualified:

Enfield prides itself on its culture of learning and is a great place to develop your career, you will be assured of a personal development plan and excellent training.  Development opportunities are identified and shaped as part of continuous supervision and ongoing support. As the Occupational Therapy team works with children and adults, additional training and support would be offered as required.
We are open to consideration of rotations between our different teams to build upon your skills. Currently we are using a hybrid working model utilising office and home working options. 
Skills required

- Treating each individual service user with kindness, dignity, and respect
- Active listening to understand a service user’s condition, family circumstances and overall situation
- Demonstrating excellent communication, negotiation and report writing skills
- Ability to gather, understand and record accurately a service user’s current presentation and difficulties that require assessment
- Ability to manage a demanding workload, prioritise queries, resolve problems and signpost to alternative services 
- Ability to be flexible and highly adapt to a continuously changing and dynamic workload and work practices
- Ability to apply motivation and resilience when dealing with complex and emotionally challenging situations leading to agreed outcomes

You will be registered with the HCPC and will hold a professional OT qualification with post qualifying experience in health and social care including community placements.
Our work, alongside Social Workers and Social Care assessors:

- is focused on developing optimum outcomes for our service users, which include children
- utilises a ‘strength-based approach’ that identifies a service user’s resources and promotes independence and well-being
- practices in line with relevant Social Care legislation such as ‘Care Act’ and ‘Mental Capacity Act’ to promote service users’ choice and control in their daily lives
- ensures service users have meaningful, autonomous and self-determined lives that contribute to Enfield’s community
- supports service users by applying multi -disciplinary working practices across teams and services, and undertake joint assessments where appropriate
- includes awareness and knowledge of, and signposting to, local resources that provide further support.

Enfield Council is committed to the highest standards of professional practice and service delivery for our residents. Enfield council is also one of the few local authorities to have a Principal Occupational Therapist in senior management who is in a strategic position.
We would like to introduce you to our Principal Occupational Therapist:
‘I’m Angela Osei-Owusu, Principal Occupational Therapist at Enfield council, appointed in January 2022. The Principal Occupational Therapist position is a newly created role which focuses on high quality service delivery.
My role enables me to be the voice of OT in Adult Social Care and promote best practice in preparation for the Care Quality Commission inspection in April 2023. Enfield Council values OT and recognises the difference we can make in people’s lives.
We have excellent OT’s in 8 teams, 3 OT Assistant Managers, 7 OT Team Managers, 2 OT Heads of Service and myself as Principal Occupational Therapist all equally passionate in raising the profile of Occupational Therapy. To support the increasing demand to our service additional vacancies have been created in the following teams Discharge to Assess (D2A), Enablement, Single Point of Assessment (SPA), East and West locality teams, Integrated Learning Disability team and The Accessible Housing Adaptation team .
Enfield Council encourages innovation and creativity, supports ambitious staff to lead projects, learn specialisms and share with others. The strengths-based approach was implemented in 2019 at the front door service and continues to be embedded across all the pathways within adult social care. We have recently relaunched assistive technology, trained a cohort of champions and will continue to roll out training to increase awareness for staff and the community. Enfield is committed to collaborative working with our residents, voluntary sector, colleagues within health and all our partner agencies.
If you are looking for a new challenge in a supportive environment where professional development and career progression is encouraged, join us at Enfield Council.’
Please note when completing your application there are different criteria for experienced and newly qualified workers as outlined in the separate Job Description & Person Specifications below 
Contact Details - 
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Vera Tomschak on 0208 132 2837  for an informal discussion.
If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Andy Kingsbury, Recruitment & Onboarding Advisor on 0208 078 5976 or andy.kingsbury@enfield.gov.uk
“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
We do not see your name or title when shortlisting your application. This is one of many initiatives to build a more talented and diverse workforce. However, if you put your name on your CV or Statement it will be visible to us. For this reason, we ask that you do not include your name on these documents. Please note it is your responses to the Essential/Desirable criteria, as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification which is available on the job advert, that will determine if you are shortlisted for an interview, therefore we encourage you to always address the essential and desirable criteria in your application/CV.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:

- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles. 
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods. 
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
If you have previously applied for this role within the past 6 months, unfortunately, a second application will not be considered.

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: PEO-001316
  • Published: Tue 30/04/2024, 14:00 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/05/2024, 14:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £40,833 - £48,060
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Greater London

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