Occupational Therapist

Job Details

Our work, alongside Social Workers and Social Care assessors:

  • is focused on developing optimum outcomes for our service users, which include children
  • utilises a ‘strength-based approach’ that identifies a service user’s resources and promotes independence and well-being
  • practices in line with relevant Social Care legislation such as ‘Care Act’ and ‘Mental Capacity Act’ to promote service users’ choice and control in their daily lives
  • ensures service users have meaningful, autonomous and self-determined lives that contribute to Enfield’s community
  • supports service users by applying multi -disciplinary working practices across teams and services, and undertake joint assessments where appropriate
  • includes awareness and knowledge of, and signposting to, local resources that provide further support

Enfield prides itself on its culture of learning and is a great place to develop your career, you will be assured of a personal development plan and excellent training.  Development opportunities are identified and shaped as part of continuous supervision and ongoing support. As the Occupational Therapy team works with children and adults, additional training and support would be offered as required.

We are open to consideration of rotations between our different teams to build upon your skills. Currently we are using a hybrid working model utilising office and home working options.

Skills required

  • Treating each individual service user with kindness, dignity, and respect
  • Active listening to understand a service user’s condition, family circumstances and overall situation
  • Demonstrating excellent communication, negotiation and report writing skills
  • Ability to gather, understand and record accurately a service user’s current presentation and difficulties that require assessment
  • Ability to manage a demanding workload, prioritise queries, resolve problems and signpost to alternative services
  • Ability to be flexible and highly adapt to a continuously changing and dynamic workload and work practices
  • Ability to apply motivation and resilience when dealing with complex and emotionally challenging situations leading to agreed outcomes

You will be registered with the HCPC and will hold a professional OT qualification with post qualifying experience in health and social care including community placements.

Open to applicants from returning to practice and newly qualified applicants.

This is a full- time post. 35 hours a week

Pay per Hour £34.87 umbrella

Enhanced DBS required, authority experience preferred.