Careers in Adult Social Care

Career in Occupational Therapy

BSL RETINA Support

We are looking for Health Care Professions Council 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 

OTs 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 Council offers a personalised, asset-based approach with our residents and carers, keeping them at the heart of decision-making. ​ 

Our offer

In addition to our excellent employee benefits and training & development offer, OTs will also have access to:

  • 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.

Hear from one of our Occupational Therapists 

Maxine works as an OT 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. 

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

OTs focus on improving independence and function. The objective is to help people do things for themselves rather than the conventional home care approach of doing things. Working as an OT 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.

What our residents have to say 

Mr M found the occupational therapy service to be very quick and helpful in supporting his mother who is now more independent in her environment.

I really appreciate the help and support I have received from the OT service. I'm impressed with the speed at which they have managed to get things moving. 

Mum has already made very good use of the armchair recliner as she is now not spending as much time in bed.  

Hopefully this will help her sleep a bit more at night time. The equipment does make a difference to the quality of life she will live.