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Enablement Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC17646
  • Published: Tue 22/11/2022, 12:18 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £33,820 progressing to £37,261 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Stevenage , East and North Herts , Hertfordshire

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Enablement Occupational Therapist

Job Title: Enablement Occupational Therapist, East and North Herts Older People
Location: Working across East and North Hertfordshire
Salary Range: £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 
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Permanent 
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce 

Would you like to 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? Do you want to try something different? Come 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 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. The case worker for each service user continues to support through the enablement involvement period. 

We 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.

This role involves responsibilities such as:

• Undertaking assessments and goal setting with individuals and their carers. These assessments can include; reviews of moving an handling, provision of specialist equipment, & minor adaptations to support identified goals.

• 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

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. 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 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.

For an information discussion about our social care jobs please contact Sarah Pender at Sarah.Pender@hertfordshire.gov.uk 

These are ongoing vacancies and applications will be considered as and when received.