Occupational Therapist – Adult Services

Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £43,701 to £45,711 43701 - PO3
Contract Type
Permanent
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Yes
Department
Adults, Health & Integration
Service
Adult Services
Closing date
02/10/2023

We are seeking an experienced Occupational Therapist  who is looking to take the next step in their career to join the Hackney Occupational Therapy and Sensory Service. 

We know that staff are key to our success and we are seeking people with ambition, creativity and commitment to our values to help us achieve the best for the people of Hackney. 

The Occupational Therapy Service supports Hackney residents to live as safely and independently in the community. At Hackney, we are committed to integrated working across health and social care and we go that extra mile for our residents and our workforce, seeking to achieve the very best outcomes for our residents supporting them to achieve their full potential and fulfil their aspirations. By participating in the neighbourhood programme, we are committed to an ethos of co-production to achieve Hackney’s vision for all our residents, whatever their background, to maximise their independence and live safely in their homes.

As an Occupational Therapist, you will work in the community with adults and their support network. You will be required to carry out assessments with a strengths-based approach to identify needs and make recommendations for a range of outcomes. These could include specialist advice and information, referrals to community navigation services, keeping people safe, planning for moving and handling support, equipment provision and recommending adaptations.

We offer a working environment which is stimulating, fast moving and supportive. With a strong emphasis on reflective practice, regular supervision, training and CPD opportunities, you will have opportunities to use and develop your skills in a vibrant learning organisation. The post offers the opportunity for you to supervise junior staff and students. You will have a commitment to your own ongoing Continual Professional Development.  

We are passionate about diversity and want our workforce to reflect our community and encourage all those who possess the essential criteria to apply to work for Hackney.

If you are an HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with excellent assessment, analytical and reflective skills, dedicated to improving practice then we want to hear from you. Community experience is desirable, but should not be seen as a barrier to applying. If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please apply.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

Hackney is one of Britain’s most exciting and fastest-changing boroughs. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. The challenges that have arisen over the last two years have intensified the need for action and we are determined to rebuild Hackney for, and with, our diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

Closing date for applications: 02 October 2023

Interview date: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: hackneyworks@hackney.gov.uk