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Occupational Therapist

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Vacancy Summary
Adult Social Care
£30,711 to £39,774
Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, London, E17 4JF
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
22/07/2019 at 23:59 PM
Vacancy Description

We’re looking for experienced Occupational Therapists to join our team. If you want to take the next steps in your career and make a difference to adults’ health and wellbeing, this is the role for you. 

This is an exciting time to join us - our ambitious Families and Homes operating model has just launched, bringing together five key directorates: Connected Communities, Wellbeing & Independence, Care & Support, Integrated Commissioning and Housing. You’ll help our teams deliver change and provide the highest levels of care and support.

As one of our Occupational Therapists, you’ll manage a varied and complex caseload including moving & handling assessments and developing person-led support plans to meet the needs and outcomes of individuals. We’ll look to you to put residents’ first, providing specialist advice to maximise the health, independence and quality of life of vulnerable adults across the borough.

About You

We’re seeking qualified and HCPC registered occupational therapists with strong practical experience in the profession and a passion for providing exceptional care and support. You’ll need to show excellent knowledge of OT best practices and provide expert advice to both colleagues and partner agencies, as well as to residents. Above all, you’ll empower service users; facilitating their recovery and helping them overcome the barriers that prevent them from doing the activities that matter to them.

This is a role where no two days are the same, so we need someone who can cope with a varied work load, changing environments, and high-pressure situations. As well as being a strong team player, we’ll expect you to have confidence, sensitivity and an understanding of the needs of a multi-cultural community. 

About us

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a good quality life. Over the past few years, the borough has changed significantly for the better. Good schools, great parks, excellent culture facilities, mass regeneration and budding community entrepreneurship are making it a place that people want to call home. We’ve also just been awarded the prestige of being the first ‘London Borough of Culture’.

In line with our ambitions, the Adult Social Care service in Waltham Forest has grand plans to progress to excellence. We want the service to enable the most vulnerable residents to be resilient, independent, safe and well. This is supported by the unique Think Family Strategy which sees Adult Social Care working across the Families & Homes Directorate. Waltham Forest is in a unique position to deliver this as we have strong health and community partnerships and an emerging Integrated Care System. If you share our vision, we’d love to hear from you.


Please note, once you have submitted your application we will contact you with five working days





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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.