Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Starting Salary: £33,820 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £37,261 per annum plus relocation package, per annum plus relocation package, £1,000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply plus
Hours: Part time and 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent and fixed term contracts available
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
Are you looking for an exciting new challenge? We are looking for HCPC registered Occupational Therapists to join one of our teams. Come and join us!
Adult Disability Team East Hertfordshire – Stevenage
- North Herts & Stevenage / East Herts
Provides support to adults with a learning or physical disability and we cover the East and North Herts area of the county. 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.
Older People Team East and North Hertfordshire – Stevenage
- Welwyn & Hatfield / East Herts / Broxbourne / North Herts
Our locality teams are diverse teams made up of Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and Community Care Officers. These teams focus on extended involvement of complex cases and includes general assessment and care planning as well working with our Safeguarding team to ensure risks to vulnerable people are minimised.
Provides support to older people and 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. We support people in the community and on discharge pathways from Lister and Princess Alexandra Hospital.
Provides support to adults with a diagnosis of dementia and older adults by reviewing those in a residential or nursing home setting. This can include systematic reviews, as well as reviews due to a change in circumstance or a safeguarding concern. The team works closely with our commissioners to complete targeted reviews when we have potential concerns with care providers.
Adult Disability Team West – Hemel Hempstead
Provides support to adults with a learning or physical disability. We promote personalisation through our strengths-based approach 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 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 moving and handling, minor and major adaptations, social care needs and will plan and care manage cases to achieve desired outcomes. You will work alongside Social Workers, Community Care Officers and Community Learning Disability Nurses to achieve the best outcomes for the individuals you work with.
Older People Team West – Hemel Hempstead
Your role will primarily be to carryout comprehensive assessments to enable independence and Moving & Handling assessments for elderly people who are struggling to manage activities of daily living in their homes or in placement. You will be working to respond preventatively to referrals for social care and support and will use occupational therapy interventions and a strengths-based approach to enable adults and older adults to remain in their own homes with the optimum level of independence and to enable/support customers to achieve their desired outcomes.
These are ongoing vacancies and applications will be considered as and when received.
For an informal discussion and more information please contact Lois.Rose@hertfordshire.gov.uk
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 Scheme
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.
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.
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
Fixed Term and/or Secondment: This is a Fixed Term or Secondment vacancy. If you work for HCC or any other Local Authority and would like to be considered as a Secondment contract, please ensure you complete the attached Secondment Form as part of your application. If you do not, your application will be considered as a Fixed Term Contract only.
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.
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.