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Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC17419
  • Published: Thu 02/09/2021, 14:35 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £25,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Stevenage , Hertfordshire

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Occupational Therapist

Job Title: Enablement Occupational Therapist, East and North Herts Older People
Location: Working across East and North Hertfordshire
Salary Range: £27,741 - £39,880pa depending on grade and experience + £6,000 relocation package, £1000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply  
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent 

Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Job Duties:

Are you looking for an exciting new challenge?  Do you want to join a thriving, enthusiastic and creative team?  Explore a different area of occupational therapy practice and develop new professional skills. We are actively seeking to recruit a full time, Enablement Occupational Therapist for North and East Herts working with older people. Are you that person? Would you like a new opportunity to grow and further your OT skills and experience? Do you want to try something different? Come and join us!

Work alongside some of the sector’s most passionate professionals, as a Hertfordshire County Council Occupational Therapist. 

The Enablement Occupational Therapy Team provide support to older people. We promote personalisation through our assessment process focusing on the wellbeing of the individual. The Enablement Occupational Therapists work alongside the care providers to deliver enabling programmes. Their input is time-limited, with intervention generally up to 4 weeks. The case worker for each service user continues to support through the enablement involvement period. 

This role involves responsibilities such as:
• undertaking assessments and goal setting with individuals and their carers
• designing personalised programmes that enable, and encourage the individual to relearn skills and regain abilities 
• maximizing independence, health and well-being.
• Promoting and supporting a strength-based approach to therapy intervention

Assessments may also include:
• reviews of moving and handling
• provision of specialist equipment
• minor adaptations to support the identified goals

The Enablement Occupational Therapy Team support people in the community and on discharge pathways from Lister and Princess Alexandra 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 in the area. 

You will need to be a confident individual, capable of working independently with complex cases, enabling people to live independently in the community.  You will conduct holistic assessments including minor and major adaptations to achieve desired outcomes.

You will be an ambassador for our HCC Values, Behaviours, and Professional Standards, both internally and externally. This will also involve contributing to the learning and development of others, including mentoring and supervising. Alongside this, we will continually support you in your professional development.


Application Information


If you have any informal queries about this post please contact Sarah Pender at 

Closing date: Sunday 26th September 
Interview date: Monday 11th October 

Benefits of Working for HCC:

  • Flexible Working Arrangements (depending on the role)
  • Excellent Career Development
  • Salary Exchange for Additional Benefits
  • Excellent Pension Scheme with Employer Contributions
  • Shopping Discounts
  • Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A POST WORKING FOR HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL AND NOT THE NHS. Working for Hertfordshire County Council you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement plus paid bank holidays.  We offer a comprehensive induction and training programme, career progression opportunities and Local Government Pension Scheme.

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.

How to Apply: Please follow the 'Apply for Job' button at the bottom of the screen. As part of the application you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and includes your current, or most recent, employer. You are also asked to provide a supporting statement which is your opportunity to evidence how your skills, knowledge and experience match what we are looking for based on the Person Specification area of the attached Job Outline. If you do not supply a supporting statement, your application will be rejected.

Important Note re Interviews: Where we are able to, and in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines in regard to social distancing, all interviews will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, should you be shortlisted for an interview.

Safeguarding: Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The Council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this. This role has been identified as requiring a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information Click Here

Driving Roles Only: As part of this role, you will be required to travel to other HCC Sites/Residences either using your own mode of transport or a company car. In light of this, the ability to drive and/or travel around the County is required for this role a DVLA check will be required on appointment.

Hard to Fill Roles
Overseas Applications: We will accept applications from all applicants from outside, as well as from within the UK. Sponsorship opportunities may be available


Additional Information


English Fluency: The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

Disability Confident: We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Hertfordshire County Council is currently undertaking a review of its pay structure and terms and conditions. The council is undertaking this review as part of its commitment to continuing to be an employer of choice, by ensuring that its pay and terms and conditions are relevant to future working practices. You can read more about this on our website