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Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: 2100069
  • Published: Tue 26/01/2021, 16:10 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 25/02/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary range: £36,708 - £39,867 p.a. inc.
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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Occupational Therapist

Salary range: £36,708 - £39,867 p.a. inc.

Contract: Permanent

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time

Transforming Reablement for our residents 

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.

Two Occupational Therapist posts have been created in Brent’s Home First and Reablement Team as part of Brent Adult Social Care’s transformation programme and the wider development of the reablement service across Brent Adult Social Care with the aim of working with people to build their confidence and skills to achieve a jointly agreed optimum level of independence.

Brent Adult Social Care is committed to an organisational culture that invests and empowers its staff to take ownership and accountability to enable staff to provide excellent services to residents to help keep them safe in the community. Person centred services are aimed at maximising independence through building resilience and empowerment to enable people to manage their care and be independent.

The Post

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a progressive and Multi-disciplinary team comprising of Social Workers, Care Assessors and OT assistants providing Home First and Reablement to clients in their own homes. The successful candidates will have key roles in developing:

Improved pathways with the existing community social care and complex care  functions to increase referrals from community

Services for clients with Learning Disabilities and mental health needs to  support those groups being offered the opportunity to promote their independence through a reablement service.

Development and training with homecare providers to promote and facilitate clients with long term care packages to maintain their independence and autonomy.

Development and training with reablement providers who are commissioned to deliver reablement care packages.

Development and training for PAs who are already working directly with clients through Direct Payments to be able to deliver enabling care.

The Person

The successful candidates will ideally have:

post graduate experience in Social Care and or Intermediate Care

Experience of moving and handling in community based settings

Experience of assessing for major adaptations

Experience of working with Home Care providers and Reablement providers 

Closing Date: 25 February 2021 (23:000

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.

As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on recruitment@brent.gov.uk.  Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.