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Senior Occupational Therapist - Adult Services

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Would you like to gain experience and develop your career working within an Occupational Therapy Service that serves two London boroughs?

If yes, then we have a role for you.

Richmond and Wandsworth Adult Social Care Services has strong values and a focus on improving outcomes to vulnerable adults and their carers. We are looking for registered and qualified Occupational Therapist who share our values and commitment and who are passionate about improving lives of local residents.

Our focus is on supporting people to maintain their independence and autonomy. We take a person centred, flexible approach to the care and support we provide to promote wellbeing. We work towards excellence every day and our team members are committed to delivering the very best outcomes for the people we support.

The role involves working with older people or younger adults with physical disabilities.

We are looking for someone with a keen interest to learn and innovate and a commitment to strengths-based practice, as well as having experience of dealing with complex cases and supporting and supervising staff. Some but not limited to experience within:  Assessing function, assessing care and support needs, providing equipment and adaptations.  Taking a strength-based approach, complex Moving and Handling as well as good understanding of DFG process, including minor and major adaptations recommendations

In this role you will provide operational and motivational leadership of staff as well as supervision and case management, guidance, support and expert advice to Occupational Therapy and social care staff.

You will also hold a small caseload of complex cases.

If you have the talent and ambition to achieve the best for the people we serve, then we will support you to progress and develop throughout your occupational therapy career.

For an informal discussion and for more information about the role, please contact Violina Harpar, Service Manager (OT) at

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if there is a flexible working arrangement that you would like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date:  Sunday 1st Oct 2023

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 2nd Oct 2023

Interview Date: W/C Monday 9 Oct 2023

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils


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