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Children’s Occupational Therapist

Salary details: £37722 - £43860

Organisation
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Reference
REC/21/00153
Salary Details
£37722 - £43860
Additional Allowances
Location Postcode
se18 6hq
Job Term and Hours per Week
Permanent; 35
Closing Date
28 November 2021
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Children’s Occupational Therapist - Disabled Children Family Support Service

Opportunity for Children’s Occupational Therapist (PO3/PO4) Full-Time

We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join the Royal Borough of Greenwich Disabled Children and Family Support Service. If you are interested in life-long learning; enjoy working with children and would like to be part of a service that strives for continuous team development, we would be interested in your application.

We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, co-located within a multidisciplinary service including Social Workers, OTs and a Short Break Service. We work closely with our colleagues in Education and Health. We provide comfortable working spaces with flexible working arrangements and excellent transport links including Woolwich Arsenal Station and DLR. Nearby/off-street parking is also available.

We are looking for an autonomous and highly motivated practitioner who wants to influence practice and develop our service.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A passion for working with children and young people, supporting their inclusion in all aspects of their lives.
  • The ability to undertake comprehensive functional assessments / interventions, major adaptations and moving & handling assessments in planning and delivering Occupational Therapy services.
  • Be knowledgeable / have experience of relevant legislation with a proven ability to work with vulnerable children / adults in a social care setting.
  • Experience of involvement in multi-agency / partnership / consultative working and of carrying out lone assessments in client’s homes, care management and safeguarding duties, including risk assessments.
  • A passion for Research and Development.

If this sounds of interest you, come and join us.

Additional Information

Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

The post holder must hold a diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). A full DBS is required.

Please contact Caireen McGlashan, Advanced Practitioner Children’s Occupational Therapist, for further information on this post or the Service. Caireen.McGlashan@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

  • Shortlisting: Monday 29 November
  • Interviews: Monday 13 December

 

For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Caireen McGlashan;    Caireen.McGlashan@royalgreenwich.gov.uk     07764 921 390  

If you require any assistance in viewing or accessing this opportunity, please contact recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or call 020-8921-8977

 

Safer recruitment: Royal Borough of Greenwich is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Any roles which involve working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, or roles in which the duties will involve access to sensitive information relating to children, young people or vulnerable adults, the Royal Borough will take up references prior to interview. You should provide details of referees including your current and previous employers, covering the last 5 years. Candidates can request for us not to send a reference request to their current employer prior to interview by emailing us at recruitment@royalgreenwich.gov.uk. As part of our Safer Recruitment Policy, a full employment history is also required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment. Unless otherwise stated, a Basic DBS check will be undertaken as part of the pre-employment checks for successful candidates.

Diversity Statement: Royal Borough of Greenwich values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

High Volume Applications: Royal Borough of Greenwich reserves the right to close any vacancy earlier than the advertised closing date should there be a high volume of applications received.

DBS: This role requires an Enhanced DBS. (This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act,1974)

Advert Close: All vacancies close at midnight unless otherwise stated

Full Employment History: A full employment history is required for this role. Please provide a full employment history, together with a satisfactory written explanation of any gaps in employment.

How Applications are Scored: Each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they meet the specific points within the Person Specification. The Person Specification is supplied with the job advert. When completing your application, please use the supporting statement section to tell us how you meet each of the points on the Person Specification. We need to have this information in order to consider your application. If you have a disability and are unable to meet some of the job requirements specifically because of your disability, please address this in your application. If you meet all the other criteria, you will be shortlisted and we will explore jointly with you if there are ways in which the job can be changed to enable you to meet the requirements.

Interview Arrangements: During this time, our priority for all of our recruitment activity is to make sure our applicants, hiring departments and new starters are informed, safe and supported. Careful and thorough consideration will be given to interview arrangements and for any essential in-person recruitment, we will ensure this is held in a suitable, secure setting with additional arrangements to ensure any current safety requirements are fully adhered to.

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