Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Location: Based at Farnham House, Stevenage but working across East and North Hertfordshire
Salary Range: £26,999 - £38,813 pa
Hours: 37 per week
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative team? Come and join us!
Work alongside some of the sector’s most passionate professionals, as a Hertfordshire County Council Occupational Therapist.
The East and North Herts Older People Service provide support to older people and adults with dementia. We promote personalisation through our new assessment process focusing on the wellbeing of the individual. Through care planning we strive for increased independence, choice and control by offering personal budgets to enable people to direct their own support.
You will be working across both Princess Alexandra Hospital and Lister Hospital in line with the Discharge to Assess care pathway for people leaving hospital. There will also be aspects of Prevention of Admission work for people in the community across the East and North Herts area. We encourage smart working with the benefit of a laptop and smart phone so you have the flexibility to work at home or at one of our touchdowns.
Given the complex nature of this role we are looking for a HCPC registered Occupational Therapist with experience of working with people who have complex moving and handling needs, as well as older people and people with dementia. You will need to be a confident individual, capable of working independently with complex cases and enabling people to live independently in the community. You will conduct holistic assessments including minor and major adaptations, social care needs and will plan and care manage cases to achieve desired outcomes.
Working for Hertfordshire County Council you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement plus paid bank holidays. As a qualified Occupational Therapist you also benefit from an additional 5 days paid annual leave pro rata. We offer a comprehensive induction and training programme, career progression opportunities and Local Government Pension Scheme. You will be an ambassador for our HCC Values, Behaviours, and Professional Standards, both internally and externally. Alongside this, we will continually support you in your professional development.
Upon joining Hertfordshire County Council you will have access to Herts Rewards which gives discounts and cashback on over 800 retailers and services. This also includes childcare voucher scheme, car share scheme, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.
Closing Date: 27th January 2020
Interview Date: 6th February 2020
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Sarah Pender on 01438 845645