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Occupational Therapist

Salary: £38,148 - £45,381 Contract Type: Permanent Location: Castlemead Estate 232 Camberwell Road London SE5 0ED

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise, which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, creative and flexible Occupational Therapist (OT) to join the Mental Health Reablement Team within the varied and redeveloping borough of Southwark. We offer person centred social care assessment and support through the framework of the Care Act 2014; our aim is to reduce, prevent and delay the need for long term support by empowering people to relearn skills and build upon strengths to become as independent as possible.

At recent OT networking events for OT staff already employed by Southwark, OTs reported valuing the strong OT representation across adult social care that is in place in Southwark, as well as enjoying the excellent training offer and multidisciplinary approaches that working in Southwark brings.

The Mental Health Reablement Team work with adults (18-65) who have a primary mental health diagnosis and who are not currently receiving a package of care. Service provision is time-limited, focusing on person-centred goals and assisting people to maximise their independence by means of practicing activities, coaching them to consider alternative ways of doing tasks and building on their strengths and abilities. We also promote and support engagement with the many third sector services and activities available in Southwark.

About You:

You will have experience of supporting adults with limitations caused by mental illness, and the ability to provide assessment, support planning and review under the Care Act 2014. You will have a knowledge of OT theory, specialist assessments and interventions and be able apply this within holistic, person-centred and strengths-based approaches to promoting service users’ independence.

You will have an understanding of the principles of Reablement, the wellbeing principles underpinning the Care Act 2014, strengths-based and rehabilitative practice.

If you enjoy working in a supportive and dynamic team with a complex and varied service user group, and are committed to anti-oppressive practice and to the empowerment of service users, then we would urge you to apply!

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Michael Crompton on 02075252751

Additional Information:

  • Full time, 36 hours per week Monday-Friday
  • Applicants must hold a recognised OT qualification and be registered with the HCPC
  • Enhanced DBS required

We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

We also welcome candidates with living/lived experience as a service user or carer.

Benefits and more information:

https://www.jobsatsouthwark.co.uk/why-us/

https://www.southwarkadultsocialcarejobs.co.uk/

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Social Worker

Salary: £38,148 - £45,381 Contract Type: Permanent Location: Castlemead Estate 232 Camberwell Road London SE5 0ED

About Southwark

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise, which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

 

The Role

Substance Misuse Engagement Workers

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a brand new service in Southwark Adult Social Care. The roles have been designed to support known service users, who in addition to their Care Act (2014) eligible needs, have co-existing substance misuse and/or alcohol related issues.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Social Workers to join the engagement team. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your social work skills and help to shape and develop fresh approaches in supporting this service user group. You will have the scope to develop creative and innovative interventions to ensure service users are at the centre of the support they receive using a strengths based approach.

You will co-work with colleagues across all the Adult Social Care departments and in collaboration with existing substance/alcohol misuse agencies and networks. The focus is on direct work using a trauma informed approach when engaging with service users. The work will have a harm minimisation focus.

An additional element of the role will be to provide aftercare support to service users who have been through detox and rehab services and are returning to the local community.

 

About You

You will be a registered Social Worker with experience of working with adults with substance misuse and/or alcohol related needs.

You will be based within a friendly, creative, collaborative and supportive department at our impressive offices in Camberwell. 

The post holder may need to travel beyond Southwark to support service users placed in accommodation across London.

Throughout your time in Southwark you will be constantly learning to enhance your knowledge and skills. You will be challenged by your work, encouraged to try new approaches and supported to maximise your potential. We will invest in providing the resources you need to develop professionally, through a combination of informal on-the-job learning, regular reflective supervision and formal development via an evolving suit of training opportunities.

An enhanced DBS is required for these roles.

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Assistant Practitioner

Salary: £31,155 - £35,298 Contract Type: Permanent Location: Castlemead Estate 232 Camberwell Road London SE5 0ED

About Southwark

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise, which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

 

The Role

Assistant Practitioner – Substance Misuse Engagement Worker

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a brand new service in Southwark Adult Social Care. The roles have been designed to support known service users, who in addition to their Care Act (2014) eligible needs, have co-existing substance misuse and/or alcohol related issues.

We are looking for enthusiastic and committed Assistant Practitioners to join the engagement team. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills and help to shape and develop fresh approaches in supporting this service user group. You will have the scope to develop creative and innovative interventions to ensure service users are at the centre of the support they receive using a strengths based approach.

You will co-work with colleagues across all the Adult Social Care departments and in collaboration with existing substance/alcohol misuse agencies and networks. The focus is on direct work using a trauma informed approach when engaging with service users. The work will have a harm minimisation focus.

An additional element of the role will be to provide aftercare support to service users who have been through detox and rehab services and are returning to the local community.

 

About You

You will have experience of working with adults with substance misuse and/or alcohol related needs.

You will be based within a friendly, creative, collaborative and supportive department at our impressive offices in Camberwell. 

The post holder may need to travel beyond Southwark to support service users placed in accommodation across London.

Throughout your time in Southwark you will be constantly learning to enhance your knowledge and skills. You will be challenged by your work, encouraged to try new approaches and supported to maximise your potential. We will invest in providing the resources you need to develop professionally, through a combination of informal on-the-job learning, regular reflective supervision and formal development via an evolving suit of training opportunities.

An enhanced DBS is required for these roles.

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Senior Performance and Quality Lead – Adult Social Care

Salary: £46,392 - £53,490 Contract Type: Permanent Location: Tooley Street SE1 2QH

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The Role:

 

This role will suit an ambitious and self-motivated person with experience of performance management, data analytics and quality assurance frameworks, willing to grasp fresh challenges and learn new skills.

 

This role will:

– Require an experienced and highly skilled and motivated individual that has significant proven and demonstrable ability on working in a similar role to lead our performance information and data function in Adult Social Care.

– Experience in supporting service improvement and able to demonstrate that our services are helping to improve outcomes for residents by establishing and applying the delivery of project management quality standards within adult social care.

– Lead on the development of performance management and assurance arrangements across adult social care, providing leadership and direction to team members using sophisticated data management applications and performance reports to senior managers and elected members in order to support continuous improvement in practice and service delivery.

About You:

 

You will have:

– Excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge of social care, an analytical mind and the ability to influence are all essential

– The ability to promote and nurture a proactive, continuous improvement culture

– Experienced leader who has excellent facilitation and consultancy skills

 

Benefits and more information:

Please review the attached job description and person specification for further information about the benefits of working for Southwark. 

Please do not hesitate to speak to karen.crane@southwark.gov.uk if more information is required

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Mental Health Occupational Therapist

Salary: £38,148 - £45,381 Contract Type: Permanent Location: Castlemead Estate 232 Camberwell Road London SE5 0ED

About Southwark:

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. As a Council, we are successful, passionate and forward thinking. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise, which ensures that our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. If you want to make a difference at a local level, apply to Southwark Council today.

The role:

The Care and Support Team is a specialist Mental Health Social Care Team. We provide Social Care support to community dwelling adults with eligible Care and Support needs arising predominantly due to their mental health difficulties.

We work closely alongside South London and Maudsley Mental Health NHS Trust and NHS Primary care services who hold responsibility for the client’s health care needs arising from their mental health difficulties.

As the one of two Occupational Therapist’s within the team, you will work closely with the Social workers and Assistant practitioners to support clients in their ongoing recovery journey, supporting their independence though prevention and reduction of need. You will hold a caseload of OT cases and provide specialist OT consultation to the wider team.

The OT process within the team is as follows:

Assessment: Using both home grown and standardised MOHO based assessment tools you will formulate a clear understanding of the client’s individual occupational strengths and challenges. As part of your assessment you will consider the client’s readiness for change to enable you meet them at their current functional level.

Goal Planning: The findings of your assessment will help identify the foci of your interventions and so inform your client centred and SMART goal planning.

Interventions: You will design creative and client centred interventions that support clients to move forward towards their goals. You will work closely with the client and their networks to maximise their opportunities for success. Your work will be predominantly based within the community; supporting clients to function more effectively both within their home environments and their local communities enabling them to participate in educational, vocational and social resources available. You will use the outcomes of your OT assessment and intervention to help inform reablement focused care plans of social care support.

Generic functions: You will be responsible for a smaller caseload of generic review cases; reviewing the clients social care needs under the Care Act 2014 to ensure that their care needs are being met in by reablement focused social care provision. You will undertake duty as part of the team rota and develop you skills in safeguarding, acting as safeguarding investigator when required.

The team currently has a hybrid model with regard to remote and office based working, which is under continuous review based on changing landscape of the pandemic and needs of the services.

We have a wide range of CPD opportunities to develop your OT skills including but not limited to access to formal training, regular professional supervision and shared CPD sessions with SLAM and the wider Adult Social Care OT provision. You will also have access to a wide variety of generic training and the opportunity to train as a Best Interest Assessor (BIA) or an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).

 

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