About Barnet Council
Barnet is a borough with much to be proud of. Our excellent schools, vibrant town center's, vast green spaces and diverse communities all help make it a great place to live and work. As a council we want to build on these strengths as we move into the future. We are growing and developing as an organisation to meet the challenges facing our borough, and we are committed to working with partner organisations and residents to make Barnet even better.
As an organisation, our staff are committed to Our Values – We Care, We Can Be Trusted, We Work Together, We Value Diversity, We Embrace Change and Innovation – which drive everything we do.
This is an excellent opportunity to be part of a small Learning Disability Occupational Therapy team in Barnet. We are newly- established within Barnet Learning Disability Service (BLDS) and this is an opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to bring their skills and knowledge to a motivated, forward-thinking MDT.
The BLDS occupational therapy team works with individuals, relatives, carers, and a wide range of health & social care professionals and many outside agencies. The aim is to provide holistic occupational assessments to enable people with learning disabilities to participate and enjoy their lives and be as independent as possible.
The post holder will receive a thorough induction and regular operational supervision. Opportunities for personal and professional development exist through supervision, support, sharing of best practice and continuing professional development.
About the role
- Are you a qualified Occupational Therapist passionate about supporting people with learning disabilities?
- Do you have a ‘can do’ attitude and willing to work in a flexible manner within the MDT to work together to achieve the best outcomes for the service user?
- Are you an enthusiastic person with good organisational and self-management skills who can bring good ideas and flexibility to ensure consistent, safe, and holistic working practices?
- Can you bring into your clinical work all the holistic core skills of occupational therapy – especially considering new ways of working in the virtual world?
- Are you looking for a role that can offer flexibility and opportunities to develop your skills?
We welcome both newly qualified Occupational Therapists and experienced Occupational Therapists.
The successful candidate will need to have good communication skills, be a team player and any experience working within an inter-disciplinary team and interagency collaboration will be an advantage.
The successful candidate will provide clinical and therapeutic guidance to colleagues working with people with Learning Disabilities, to enable the team to undertake service development, changes of service, practice and ways of working to enable effective inter-discipline working. You will be asked to continue to develop and promote the role of occupational therapy within an integrated team, taking responsibility for identifying and flagging service gaps to improve service delivery.
There will be opportunities to attend specialist meetings and develop your supervision and leadership experience.
What we offer
- 30 days annual leave, plus public and bank holidays
- Work-life balance options may include flexitime, job share, home working, part-time
- Generous Local Government Pension Scheme
- Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan
- Excellent training and development opportunities
- Employee well- being training programs
How to apply
Click on the apply button on our website where you will find the job listed. Please read through job description and person specification and complete the online application form.
If you would like an informal conversation about the role, please contact Lisa Sylvester – Lead Occupational Therapist – 07547 662462.
Barnet are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Barnet operates stringent safer recruitment procedures.
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