St Helens Cares is the new approach to delivering Health and Social Care in St Helens; bringing together a wide range of public and community service organisations to work in partnership, with a united goal of improving people’s lives and improving the place as a whole. St Helens Borough Council is proud to be part of this partnership.
Key to this vision is Contact Cares; which aims to simplify the way we access health and social care services from nursing assessment to social care; reablement to audiology, safeguarding to occupational therapy.
Based at Nightingale House our Occupational Therapy Team are committed to supporting and assisting people with disabilities to improve their quality of life and be as independent as possible in their home environment. You should have an interest in developing your skills working with adults and children with disabilities who have complex needs, and will be responsible for the provision of specialist equipment and adaptations to promote independence.
You should have a good understanding of complex physical disabilities and experience in the provision of equipment and major adaptations. Knowledge of up to date moving and handling techniques and good IT skills would be an advantage.
You will be an experienced HCPC registered Occupational Therapist, confidently able to work on your own initiative, juggle a busy workload and build strong working relationships. You will have excellent communication skills and will be able to demonstrate credibility with professionals from partner agencies.
If you have the ability to assess needs, prepare care plans and can implement accordingly with a working knowledge of current legislation this could be the ideal opportunity for you.
Working for St Helens Council
· We will provide you with the necessary training and support to enable you to successfully undertake the role and on-going training will be provided as the service continues to develop.
· We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council.
· We seek to create a positive, open and working environment.
· We offer attractive salary and relocation package
· We offer an excellent pension scheme
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and HCPC Registration.
Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
We welcome applicants from the BAME community.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Gill Jewison, Team Manager - Occupational Therapy on 07795 450191