Our Occupational therapy work offer

Occupational therapy

Erdal Southwark Council

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Occupational Therapist

The Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Deputy Team manager posts attracts an additional one-off recruitment and retention payment of £2300 per annum in 2024.

Full terms are available upon request, but each case is based on the individual start date.

  • At Southwark, we aim to always deliver good outcomes for our children, families, adults, social workers, occupational therapists and other professional practitioners. We know this can only be achieved by investing in our workforce.
  • Whether you are starting or continuing your professional career at Southwark, we understand that you will need support to thrive.
  • We have professional apprenticeships for existing staff members who would like to gain a professional qualification in social work or occupational therapy- and sponsored leadership programmes for colleagues who wish to progress into leadership roles.
  • This year we started the professional apprentice program for Occupational Therapy/Social Work By completing the route to becoming an Occupational Therapist/Social Worker in this way, the apprentice is able to work and study simultaneously, therefore in a position to earn an income as well as studying. The course is for three or four years. In our first year this opportunity has been open to existing staff working at Assistant Practitioner level. We aim to ensure that our new apprentice Occupational Therapists and Social Workers have the support to thrive. It is a longer team ambition to grow the number of professional apprentices that we can offer in Adult Social Care, and we will update out Microsite in the future.
Senior Practitioner

Occupational Therapist

  • Access to comprehensive Adult Social Care Training
  • Access to highly experienced Occupational Therapy supervision and Leadership Team
  • Access to Occupational Therapy specific Certified Professional Development CPD
  • Actively engages in the clinical supervision and appraisal of self and others e.g. Assistant Practitioners
  • Opportunities to train as Practice Educators and take students
  • Gain Sponsorship for access to accredited courses provided externally
  • Opportunities for advanced professional training such as Best Interests Assessor and Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHP)
  • Development of specialisms
  • Significant peer and management support
Occupational Therapy Team Manager

Deputy Team Manager

  • Professional Qualification sSponsorship for access to accredited courses provided externally
  • Exposure to waiting list management strategic work
  • Potential delegated Team Manager duties
  • Builds professional networks, promoting exchange of knowledge, skills and resources
  • Supported to develops clinical leadership behaviours and skills
  • Identifies learning needs through pro-active participation in regular professional supervision, and reflective practice
  • Consolidates specialisms
  • Participates in practice audits
  • Engagement with exciting service development projects
Occupational Therapist

Team Manager

  • Develops educational materials
  • Opportunities to access the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM training opportunities (Children’s and Adults)
  • Delivery of training, department wide in area of specialist interest
  • Leadership of service development projects
  • Develop networks and professional relationships internally and across agencies and stakeholders, to ensure effective service delivery to benefit the people who access occupational therapy service

Current Vacancies

Occupational Therapist (Fast Track)

Contract Type: Permenant
Work Hours: Full Time
Salary: £38,148 - £45,381
Location: Tooley Street SE1 2QH
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We pride ourselves in the progression we offer to people coming and joining our organisation. Please look at our current roles and see if there is one that would suit you.

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