Occupational Therapist – Adults and Community team 

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Job Description

Social Personnel are currently looking for an  Occupational Therapist to join an — Adults and Community team  based in  Tower Hamlets.


  •    To manage all clinical and professional aspects of complex casework for all age groups, where appropriate, promote independence using evidence-based occupational therapy assessment, intervention, planning and reviewing/evaluation skills, and ensure they establish the appropriate level of personal budget in order to meet eligible care and support needs
  • To support the team manager / senior staff in order to deliver the key strategic aims of the organisation and to deputise for the Senior OT as required dealing with the day-to-day management and organisation of a specific team
  • Lead on safeguarding issues for open cases where people are at risk of abuse, harm, or neglect and ensure their safety through the application of the Tower Hamlets Safeguarding Policy and procedure
  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own clinical and professional work and people for whom they provide professional support and supervision
  • To independently manage complex and mixed casework which may be subject to constant change and conflicting priorities, and where appropriate, requiring specialist standardised and non-standardised proportionate assessment of people with a range of complex needs and multi-pathologies; using clinical reasoning, analytical and communication skills to determine support needs and to promote personalisation
  • To undertake a variety of assessments and action planning functions across a range of home and community based settings incorporating mental capacity, strength based discussions, prevention, and positive risk-taking principles, including specialist manual handling risk assessments, reablement assessments, housing needs/re-housing assessments, and carer’s assessments
  • Facilitate the delivery of a range of outcomes identified with people and their families/carers that may have a major impact on their ability to live independently, participate in activities and roles that are important to them, and ensure their safety.  This may include, but is not limited to, specialist information and advice, Reablement and rehabilitation programmes, access to and provision of a broad range of assistive technologies (community/health equipment), specialist manual handling input, environmental redesign solutions (adaptations), and care and support plans
  • To support users and their carers to safely implement a range of options to meet identified needs.  This may include on-site demonstration and training to facilitate rehabilitation programmes, safe manual handling techniques and moving plans, and the use of specialist or bespoke equipment
  • Assist in the development and implementation, in consultation with Senior colleagues, of a range of learning and development opportunities/ programmes for staff, students, and other external partners
  • Ensure those accessing the service, including families and carers, are at the centre of decision making over their support needs and that opportunities and capacity for choice and control are optimised and reflected in their assessments and reviews including the promotion of direct payment options

What you need: 

  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration 

Benefits of working with Social Personnel:

  • As a Top Tier agency across many local authorities nationwide, Social Personnel have access to jobs earlier than other agencies, giving you the best chance at securing the role.
  • A way to give back to charitable organisations/disadvantaged young people, through our partnership with Youth at Risk, now known as GRIT
  • Simplistic payroll process, taking away the hassle from you – just enjoy your hard earned money each week
  • Training and development opportunities which meet the needs of your career and are tailored to you
  • A market leading referral bonus, paid across 3 months, for every successful placement we make from someone you refer to us
  • Your own highly experienced recruitment consultant and dedicated aftercare team
  • Boat Parties, prize giveaways and much, much more…


If this is something you see yourself doing please feel free to contact  Elma on (0203-8705-807)


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