Occupational therapy

Career in occupational therapy 

We are looking for Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered occupational therapists (OT). On this page, find out more about the role and what we can offer. ​​​ 

The role of an occupational therapist in social care 

Occupational therapists are committed to supporting individuals to

  • Maximise their independence
  • Regain choice and control in their lives
  • Live safely in their home environment.

 With a strong focus on prevention, Newham offers a personalised, asset-based approach with our customers and carers, keeping them at the heart of decision-making. ​ 

Our offer

  • £36,711 to £39,774 salary range plus a £3,000 retention payment paid monthly
  • Monthly OT Peer Learning which is a supportive forum to enable you to share and learn together with your peers. 
  • Regular supervision from a OT Practice Manager   
  • 23 days annual leave entitlement, after five years this rises to 28 days, plus Christmas close down  
  • Flexible working - flexitime  
  • Employee assistance programme – free telephone counselling  
  • The Local Government Pension Scheme  
  • Discounted use of UEL Sport Dock  
  • Staff restaurant and on-site Costa Coffee shop at Dockside    
  • Excellent transport links 
  • Loans in association with Neyber 
  • Development and on-ongoing learning and development opportunities are available 
  • Supervision and performance appraisal 

Hear from one of our occupational therapists 

Maxine works as an occupational therapist and has found it to be friendly and supportive with a high standard of ethnics and flexible working.  

She says every day on the job is varied and can be challenging when working with older people assessing environmental adaptations and equipment provision that is person centred. 

I consider working for Newham Social Service a great career development with effective collaborative working with enablers, senior enablers, family, social workers, and external agencies to ensure that a person’s needs are at the forefront of the enablement process

The focus of enablement is on restoring or regaining a person’s independent functioning for daily living following illness or disability. The objective is to help people do things for themselves rather than the conventional home care approach of doing things. Working as an Occupational Therapist entails using my assessment skills, goal setting, and knowledge of the medical, physical, emotional and cognitive impact of disability and illness, to ensure that enablement is tailored to an individual’s needs and to achieve personalised outcomes.