Occupational Therapist – Telecare Team INTERNAL ONLY

About Southwark:

We are the largest local authority social landlord in London, managing 55,000 homes lived in by 40% of Southwark’s residents. We are home to over 18,300 businesses including iconic London venues and social enterprises and we have a young, diverse and growing population.

At Southwark we are committed to making our borough just and fair and are taking positive action to tackle inequalities.  Our residents and communities are our greatest asset and the passion we have for Southwark is shared by millions of Londoners who enjoy our outstanding cultural offer, use our hospitals and attend our universities. Our refreshed borough plan and focus on Southwark Stands Together, (which is our work with Southwark’s communities and the council’s staff to tackle racism, injustice and inequality) underpins all that we do.

About the role:

Southwark Telecare Team are recruiting an additional Occupational Therapist as a Secondment Opportunity until 31st March 2025 to support the Analogue to Digital Project

Technology Enabled Care is a growing and exciting sector within Social Care and offers opportunities for developing your skills and knowledge. You will bring your existing knowledge and expertise to provide an enhanced Telecare service to the wider Community.

As an experienced Occupational Therapist you will complete Telecare assessments in the community and identify creative solutions including the provision of Southwark’s new digital Telecare solutions, as well as Hearing Impairment equipment and stand alone assistive technologies to enable services users to remain in their own homes according to their wishes; and to promote independence, choice and wellbeing and provide support to carers as appropriate. You will participate in the duty process including screening of referrals and managing Team enquiries.

The Telecare Team works closely with SMART and the Analogue to Digital project Team to deliver a safe, strength-based service, promoting and improving independence, ensuring comprehensive person-centred assessments, reviews and interventions, and ensuring residents are safeguarded, enabling choice and control regarding their care and support needs.

You will be an experienced Occupational Therapist with an understanding of Telecare solutions and the role of SMART with monitored technology. You will have opportunity to develop knowledge around technology used with hearing impairment clients and support Telecare team to develop in this area.

This is a Grade 10 full time position of 36 hours a week. The post will be fixed term until 31st March 2025

The post reports directly to the Deputy Telecare Manager

We welcome expressions of interest from existing Occupational Therapists within Adult Social Care.

Please see attached a job description and person specification with further details of the role. If you have any questions about this post you can contact Alison Thrower 0207 525 0926 or Helena Znak 0207 525 0975

Guaranteed Interview Scheme:

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we offer guaranteed interviews for specific groups of people. To qualify, you’ll need to meet the minimum requirements for the role, and identify with one of the below criteria:

•  Members of the Armed Forces and veterans
•  Are currently in care, or have previously been in care
•  If you consider yourself to be disabled or if you have a long-term health condition



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: £42,855 - £50,088

Work Hours: Full-time

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Location: Queens Road SE15 2HP

Date Posted: 04/07/2024

Closing Date: 11/07/2024


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