Our Occupational therapy work offer
Fast Track Job Application (CV only)
The Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Deputy Team manager posts attracts an additional one-off recruitment and retention payment of £2300 per annum in 2023.
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.
Deputy Team Manager
I feel supported in my role. AAD Team operates an open door policy where you can easily talk with the Service Manager and other Team Managers to make decisions, resolve crisis situation and vent /share the challenges that go with the day-to-day social work interventions.
I am proud to work for Southwark ASC. I feel fulfilled, confident and valued.
PerpetuaSocial Worker, AAD
I am proud to provide support for children and families in the borough. Working with the families to find solutions to problems and enabling the children to reach their full potential with plans and outcomes. The job satisfaction is very high when I feel I am making a difference.
The part of my job I enjoy the most is visiting children and their families, and doing direct work with the children, finding about what they like to do, where they like to go, what they need help with, what they want to learn.
StevenPositive Behaviour Support Worker
I have had the pleasure of working with supportive and inspirational colleagues to support residents in the borough.
I thoroughly enjoy bringing people together to find solutions and influence change.
I appreciate learning and being mentored by my colleagues in Southwark. I have taken advantage of acting and secondment opportunities for career development. I have been supported to undertake bespoke training which has greatly enhanced my knowledge and skills.
EvalyneAdult Social Care Policy and Strategy Lead
The work is fast paced and at times pressured but varied and interesting with real opportunities to make a positive contribution to the lives of the people we work for.
Working in hospital discharge social work is all about being part of the multidisciplinary teams in the hospital and linking people to the services and things they need in the community.
A hospital admission is a major event in anyone’s life and our roles as social workers are to support people to get through that and to help them to achieve safe and timely returns to their lives outside of hospital. It can result in major changes and adjustments for the people we work with and their families and friends and each event is unique.
Every day at work is different with fresh challenges. We work as a team, giving and getting support from each other and in an environment that supports professional learning and development.
LowennaSocial Worker, Hospital Discharge Team based at Kings College Hospital
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