Occupational Therapist

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. Southwark has a varied mix of cultural communities, where over 120 languages are spoken. We celebrate the rich diversity of our communities, and are keen to recruit individuals who have a particular commitment to engaging with and learning from the communities we serve.

The role:

We are recruiting Occupational Therapists for our Intermediate Care Southwark Reablement Service. Intermediate Care Southwark (ICS) is an integrated health and social care team delivering Urgent Community Response and Rehabilitation and Reablement services with Southwark residents. 

The purpose of our service is to provide home based Reablement care support and/or rehabilitation for Southwark residents 18 years and over in order to promote people’s strengths and independence, prevent unnecessary hospital admissions, facilitate timely hospital discharges and reduce reliance on long term care where possible.

The ICS Reablement focus includes optimising the person’s function, aids and confidence to support recovery: we work from a strength based position to build on existing skills and resources. 

Short term outcome focused interventions are delivered in people’s homes for a period of up to six weeks. This is achieved through multi-disciplinary approaches to help reach individual Reablement and/or therapy goals. 
The team offers targeted interventions from physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacy staff and nurses, further supported by in-house therapy assistants and rehab support workers.

The service works alongside a Reablement care provider. The need for care is regularly reviewed within the period of Reablement. If, after the teams input, the person has ongoing care and support needs an assessment is completed to determine eligibility for ongoing services.

About you: 

We are looking for experienced, enthusiastic and motivated occupational therapists with well-developed community OT skills. You will be a good communicator and confident decision maker with an ability to work in a busy frontline service where you manage competing demands and prioritise your case load effectively. You can develop effective working relationships both inside and outside of your own profession and the service. 

Applicants should hold a Diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy, must be registered with HCPC, together with experience and knowledge of adult social care legislation. 

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required. 

Benefits and more information:

• Generous starting annual leave entitlement of 28 days – rising to 36 days rising to with continuous service
• Pension scheme (LGPS)
• Season Ticket Loan – interest free
• Cycle to work scheme
• Eye Care Scheme
• Flexible working

For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit our Staff Benefits page. 


Closing date: Sunday 14 August 2022 at 23:59
Shortlisting date: Monday 15 August 2022
Interviews and Assessments: Wednesday 24 August 2022


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 programme. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.

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Salary: £38,148 - £45,381

Work Hours: Full-time

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Queens Road SE15 2HP

Date Posted: 18/07/2022

Closing Date: 14/08/2022


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Director of Adult Social Care