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Occupational Therapist

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£35,991 - £41,847
Waltham Forest
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/11/2018 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

Occupational Therapist and Senior Occupational Therapist– Disability Enablement Service

The London Borough of Waltham Forest, Disability Enablement Service (DES) is a multi-agency service collocated with health the service aims to provide integrated services for all children and young people aged 0-25 years with a special educational need and/or disability (SEND) that are eligible for an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

The Disability Enablement service will bring together key areas of service provision from education health and social care to proactively promote inclusion and improve the support available to children, young adults and their families. 

The DES has a strong focus on improving outcomes to enable children and young adults to fulfil their potential for achieving their aspirations and improve choice and independence; education, training and employment; health and wellbeing; individual and family resilience; securing quality and timeliness of advice, support and intervention.

Waltham Forest’s ambition is that the service to children and young people will embrace personalisation reducing the need for multiple assessments, and providing a multi-skilled workforce that will work in an integrated approach to provide a joined up, quality service that is responsive and flexible.

We are seeking to recruit both an Occupational Therapist and a Senior Occupational therapist to:

  • Manage and maintain a caseload, involving high levels of assessment skills and knowledge including legislation, therapeutic, technical and social interventions and inter departmental/ multi-disciplinary approach.
  • Demonstrate excellence in case management and securing positive outcomes and resolutions for children and young adults.
  • Have a strong person centred approach to working with families.
  • Have excellent partnership skills.

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.

How to apply
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 ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council