Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant

Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant London, England

East London NHS Foundation Trust
Full Time London, England 28837 - 31539 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

An exciting opportunity to develop a Painting and Decorating project has arisen within the Occupational Therapy department's service user employment team. It is a Band 4 Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant role within a close knit team. The aim is to increase training and employment opportunities for service users by using existing or developing new skills in painting and decorating. The Painting and Decorating project sits within the NuLeaf Service User Employment projects at the John Howard Centre, including the Oasis Coffee Shop, Landscaping, Admin and the Barber / Salon.

The projects are run as social enterprise businesses, with a focus on supporting our service users' recovery, resilience building, and the maintenance and acquisition of specific and soft employment skills such as team work, communication and negotiating skills. You will find it a varied and stimulating environment, working with service users from across the John Howard Centre, including the Learning Disability services. You will receive relevant training, monthly supervision and have access to the OT departments CPD programme. Working hours are Monday - Friday 09.00-17.00h.

  • To be responsible for the planning, delivery and smooth running of the NuLeaf Painting & Decorating project, and maintain it as a financially viable enterprise in liaison with and under guidance of senior staff
  • To liaise with the lead clinician to develop and maintain a curriculum / training schedule to train service users systematically and to measure progress and achievements
  • To develop a service user workforce for the Painting & Decorating project by managing referrals and discharges in liaison with and under guidance of senior staff, and maintaining an up to date rota
  • To liaise with customers and other agencies to ensure commissioned jobs are delivered at agreed high standards
  • To procure, manage and maintain equipment and materials ensuring health and safety regulations and policies and protocols are adhered to
  • To assist in the planning, implementation and delivery of a range of established vocational and employment programmes/activities across the NuLeaf employment projects at the John Howard within a group or one to one setting to contribute to a patient’s overall care package
  • To assess, implement, evaluate and report on patient involvement and their responses to the specific programmes/activities
  • To work with patients who present with various mental health problems and reside in Acute, Rehab, and Learning Disability Services within the John Howard Centre and at Wolfson House..
Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive – so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations.

Kindly refer to the job description and person specification that is attached to the vacancy profile.

Vocational Rehabilitation Assistant
East London NHS Foundation Trust

London, United Kingdom
Amanda Pritchard
$5 to $25 million (USD)
10000+ Employees
Insurance Carriers
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