Senior Occupational Therapist

London Borough of Bexley

Senior Occupational Therapist


London Borough of Bexley, Bexley

  • Full time
  • Permanent
  • Onsite working

Posted 2 days ago, 15 May | Get your application in today.

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: 978e0cf610004a6e9cfd558cf994382a

Full Job Description

We have an opportunity for a Senior Occupational Therapist post within the Adult Social Care Reablement Team., This post is considered by the authority to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers.
The council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements.
The appropriate standards are set out in the JD/Person Specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages., Please note that the system has a one-hour time limit. We would advise you to prepare your answers separately and then copy and paste into the online form once finalised and have your CV and/or Supporting statement ready to upload.

We are looking for a qualified Occupational Therapist with proven skills in the management of multi-professional staff, and a firm grasp of working in a multi-disciplinary environment.
You should have a clear understanding of the Care Act and of the national agenda on the integration of Health and Social Care.
You should be able to demonstrate a firm commitment to person-centered working and have a 'can do' approach to management challenges.
You must also be able to foster a performance culture within the staff group and be able to identify and deal with performance issues as they arise.

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent.
Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

The Reablement team is a multi-disciplinary integrated team consisting of occupational therapists, social workers, Social care assistants, and physiotherapists working with clients in their own homes.
The Reablement service helps people to retain or regain their skills and confidence so that they can learn to manage again after a period of illness.
We use a 'doing with' approach with an emphasis on participation and partnership in working towards agreed goals in a holistic, strength-based, and person-centered approach. We work with clients for up to six weeks and we work Monday to Friday.

We will offer you in return a package that includes a competitive salary, an excellent pension scheme and generous annual leave plus bank holidays.
For more information on the benefits package on offer please refer to the Candidate Information document attached.

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