Senior Occupational Therapist

Leyton, London (Greater)
£37,000 to £44,000 + Benefits
20 Feb 2021
20 Mar 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About Us

Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing has a vision that “everyone has a home and the opportunity to live well”; that means working with partners to create sustainable and vibrant neighbourhoods where our customers want to live. With 57,000 homes and more than 120,000 residents and customers we have a real opportunity to make that vision a reality. Our people care, dare and collaborate to ensure we achieve this People Powered Living.

We have a contract with London Borough of Waltham Forest to deliver adaptations to their residents. It is expected the service will transfer from MTVH to be run in-house by the council from April 2022

This role

This is a permanent contract in line with funding. As a Senior Occupational Therapist you will be responsible for managing the OT service within the agency, managing OTs and OTA staff. Working as part of the management team to ensure the smooth running of the service as well as carrying out individual clinical assessments to determine the need for any adaptations which are necessary and appropriate to meet the needs of the disabled customer. You will also need to develop design briefs for adaptations, liaising as necessary with the HIA`s Adaptations Surveyors, contractors, regulatory authorities and the local authority.

You will also carry out post work inspections ensuring that all adaptations have been completed satisfactorily and meet the client`s needs, that any necessary risk assessments have been carried out and that clients have been appropriately advised about the safe use of any equipment. 

To meet our commitment to providing safe, high quality services to our customers we will complete an enhanced background check with the Disclosure and Barring service, once an offer of employment is made. A new check will be completed every three years.

What you`ll need to succeed

As you will be responsible for your own workload experience is essential. You will require a degree or post graduate diploma in Occupational Therapy together with current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

In addition you will have comprehensive knowledge of health and safety issues relating to the support of disabled people and the safe undertaking of works in a domestic environment, including an understanding of Part M of the Building Regulations gained from extensive practical working experience.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role, take a look at the attached Job Description for more details and if it’s the ideal job for you, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV.

Interview date:

Interview date is yet to be confirmed.

What you'll get in return

You’ll be working in a fast-paced environment where you can benefit from our comprehensive in-house training to continue developing your skills. We offer excellent benefits, including:

  • 28 days annual leave plus public holidays and an additional Belief Day, with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days leave
  • Healthcare cashplan
  • Matched contribution pension scheme (up to 9%)
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Salary sacrifice schemes and season ticket loans
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Plus lots of voluntary benefits including cash back and discounts from high street names

Our promise

All employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.

We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

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