Occupational therapist / Physiotherapist

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: PO3
Location: Willow House,869 Forest Road, E17 4UH
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36.00 hours per week.
DBS Check: No
Closing Date: 15/07/2022 at 23:59
Reference: Fam/22/200772

Occupational Therapist / Physiotherapist

Are you a qualified Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist who wants to make a real difference to people’s lives, helping them become more independent, be safe and improve their wellbeing? 

If so, we would love to hear from you. 

We are committed to delivering high quality person-centred care and support to residents who needs help to recover after a hospital admission. We’ll give you the opportunity to put your skills, experience and expertise to use to drive the Home First / Discharge to Assess model for people coming out of hospital with new or a higher level of care needs.

As a member of our Integrated Supported Home Discharge Team, you’ll work in an integrated, multi-disciplinary team alongside Social Workers, Social Care Assistants and therapy staff from both LBWF and NELFT NHS Foundation Trust. We’ll look to you to significantly improve outcomes for service users on and after discharge from hospital and ensure that service users benefit from a reabling, person centred and strength-based approach. 

You will work closely with colleagues within the team, service users, carers and families but also our internal and external partners. You’ll agree goals and suitable interventions and contribute to care and support plans that help people regain their independence and ability to carry out daily living tasks and activities. The length of support required will be determined by you up to a maximum of 6 weeks. 

About you 

To be successful in this role, you’ll rely heavily on your substantial knowledge and experience in a similar role (Community Rehabilitation/Intermediate Care/Reablement etc.) You’ll have proven assessment and investigation skills and a track record of working with challenging client groups and situations. 

We’d expect you to have outstanding communication and interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate experience in accurate record keeping and report writing. 

We’re looking for people who want to be part of an integrated service, who relish a challenge and the chance to work in new innovative and imaginative ways to ensure our residents are resilient, independent, safe and well? If this is you, then we’d encourage you to apply.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where this diversity is valued and is integral to both service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan

  • Promoting equality of opportunity
  • Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
  • Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.
  • Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Application Information

 

Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative.

 

For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council

 

 

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