Occupational therapy

Occupational therapy 

We are looking for experienced occupational therapists. On this page, find out what we're looking for and what we can offer. ​​​ 

The role of an occupational therapist in social care 

Occupational Therapists are committed to supporting customers to maximise their independence and live safely in their home environment; supporting them to regain choice and control in their lives. 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. ​ 

Financial Benefits​ 

The salary range: 

  • Occupational Therapist £32,430 - £39,774 pa + £3,000 Market Supplement 
  • Occupational Therapy Practice Manager £42,681 - £45,585 + £3,000 Market Supplement 
  • ​Benefits​ 

  • 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 
  • Access to free and discounted tickets to events at London Stadium  
  • 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  
  • Stratford Westfield shopping  
  • Health and Wellbeing days  
  • Excellent transport links 
  • Loans in association with Neyber 
  • Development and on-ongoing learning and development opportunities are available 
  • Supervision and performance appraisal 

Hear it from one of our occupational therapists 

Maxine works as an Occupational Therapist in Newham’s Enablement Service 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.”