Location: Lambeth, London
Salary: £21 - £28 per annum
Posted: 7 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Occupational Therapist - Children (Learning Disabilities)

Job Description

Barker Ross Health & Social Care are recruiting for experienced occupational therapists.

Occupational Therapist - Children (Learning Disabilities), Lambeth, £21-28 per hour, 36 hrs per week, 3 months


  • As an Occupational Therapy Service you will be responsible for planning and monitoring tasks on behalf of the Service Manager of OT that enables the successful delivery of the business objectives of the occupational therapy team.
  • Responsible for the effective supervision of a group of Occupational Therapy Assistants carrying out tasks within the OT service which will deliver services that will achieve continuous improvement
  • Responsible for carrying out comprehensive assessments within the community for people referred by the Assessment Service who meet our Fair Access to Care Services criteria and have either a permanent or a complex and substantial disability.
  • Carrying out re-assessments for people with long term or progressive social care needs.
  • Work in partnership with service users, carers, and a range of other professionals and colleagues to produce an Occupational Therapy support package that aims to maximise the service user's independence.

Specific Duties:

  • To work within the relevant legislative framework, local, organisational and national priorities, policies and procedures.
  • To provide comprehensive Occupational Therapy assessments for disabled Hackney residents with complex and substantial needs and their carers who have been referred to the Occupational Therapy Service.
  • To contribute to providing support packages for customers and carers with complex and substantial needs through appropriate Occupational Therapy interventions including advice, retraining, specialist equipment and recommendations for complex environmental adaptations.
  • To present well thought out and clear specifications for environmental adaptations on behalf of disabled residents living in Hackney Housing, Housing Association, privately rented and owner occupied accommodation.
  • To identify and manage any risks related to the provision and use of specialist equipment within the home environment
  • To be responsible for recognising vulnerable people and following agreed procedures to record, investigate and respond with appropriate and timely support and interventions.
  • To assist with safeguarding adult enquiries, assessing and analysing risk and contributing to the development of multi-agency safeguarding adult plans.
  • To proactively promote activities and services that improves health and wellbeing. To ensure the way you work reflects the principles of personalisation, that your service users receive person centred support that facilitates their ability to choose services.


  • A UK state registered degree in Occupational Therapy.
  • Experience of carrying out effective OT assessments for disabled children including clients with a wide range of needs within a diverse inner-city community.
  • Experience of working in partnership with disabled children to facilitate optimum levels of independence by making appropriate recommendations for OT interventions (including moving and handling) and reviewing the impact of these to ensure they are effective.
  • Experience of using monitoring systems effectively to record and store service and performance data.
  • Experience of creating work plans, supervising and appraising staff, managing performance, motivating, encouraging and developing people.
  • A working knowledge of the Corporate Strategy, budget strategy and Government directions, the modernising agenda, including Our Health, Our Care, Our Say, the Independent Living Strategy and best value
  • Knowledge of current best practice in public health and preventative services, Occupational Therapy and compensatory care interventions
  • Good understanding of the needs of people with physical and sensory disability and the impact this has on their ability to communicate and function.
  • Understanding of the issues relating to the delivery of OT services to disabled people within a diverse community setting and the range of solutions available to facilitate their independence.
  • Working knowledge of specialist equipment and adaptation options which can be recommended in the homes of people with physical disabilities

If you feel you meet these requirements, please apply with an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call the office on 020 3137 5251 and speak to Colette Niles alternatively send your cv to


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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