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Occupational Therapist - 3292

Job Reference: L93-A-19-0196

London Borough of Southwark
Southwark Council
£36,486 - £43,404

The Southwark skyline is an impressive sight. The incredibly diverse range of buildings, offices and social facilities make it a real mix of old and new. Extending from the River Thames into south-east London, Southwark encompasses some of the capital’s cultural hotspots, vibrant communities and acclaimed green spaces. Our central location provides excellent transport links making it a highly accessible area.

We’re committed to making a real difference to the quality of life for local people, making the home environment cleaner, safer and more modern. Large-scale investment programmes are changing the face of the borough, and we’re working to ensure that this creates a fairer future for all in Southwark.

We’re continually looking to support the growth of talent and to develop our workforce. So our employees are given the support, knowledge and opportunities they need to develop and deliver results that really improve the quality of life for our citizens.

Personal development is embedded as a key part of our organisational culture. When you join us you’ll have access to a wide range of training opportunities in addition to developmental work in local settings.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, creative and flexible occupational therapist to work in Southwark’s Mental Health Reablement Service. 
The Mental Health Reablement service receives referrals from GPs, care coordinators, housing officers, the police and ambulance services as well as from third-sector organisations and self-referrals. The adults we work with are 18-65, have a primary mental health diagnosis , are living independently and not receiving a package of care. 
We work with adults for up to 12 weeks, focusing on person-centred goals. We assist people to maximise their independence by means of practicing tasks , coaching them to consider alternative ways of doing the task, enhancing what they already know and can do, and teaching people alterative ways of doing things. We also signpost and support adults to engage with the many services and activities available in Southwark.

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In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If you do not hear from us in four weeks after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion. We regret that due to the high number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback at the shortlisting stage.

Southwark Council recognises that the diversity of our population and our workforce is a strength. We value the differences between people, and the ways that those differences can contribute to a richer, creative and more productive work environment. And, by placing equality at the heart of our fairer future vision, we aim to:

  • Improve the quality of life for Southwark’s people
  • Improve social cohesion
  • Promote people's rights and responsibilities
  • Ensure we have a workforce that understands and is committed to achieving these goals and retains the confidence of our local communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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