Job Title:Senior Rehabilitation Officer
Location:Countywide with bases at Hemel Hempstead and Stevenage
Salary Range:£34,788 progressing to £38,813 pa (Plus £1,000 welcome payment up to £6,000 relocation package and lease car *terms apply)
Hours:37 hours per week
This is an exciting opportunity to join Hertfordshire County Council’s Sensory Services, based at Apsley, Hemel Hempstead and Farnham House, Stevenage. Due to Coronavirus crisis, we are extending the deadline by a further few weeks to 19th June.
Due to expansion, we are looking for a second Senior Rehabilitation Officer to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team of 20, whose focus is on enabling individuals with visual impairments, hearing loss and deafblind to achieve optimum control of their lives, through the process of rehabilitation.
Holding a professional qualification i.e.: Diploma/ Foundation degree in Rehabilitation studies (Visual Impairment), you will have significant experiences of working with adults and children with visual impairment including those with additional disabilities/ support needs. You must be registered with RWPN and/or Habilitation VI UK (formerly MISE).
You will be enthusiastic, proactive individual and expected to have excellent verbal and written communication skills; a sound grasp of Adult Social Care and the Children’s Legislation, a firm grasp of Safeguarding policies, have a sound working knowledge of this service user group which includes children and adults with sensory needs who require community care support. You will have a good track record of partnership working with the Independent, Voluntary Sector and other statutory agencies.
Working with the current Senior Rehabilitation Officer, you will be expected to work collaboratively and build professional trusting relationships with service users, their carers and other organisations. With excellent communication skills you will contribute to the development of services and looking at ways to improve the customer journey experiences.
You will have demonstrable experience of staff supervision, mentoring and coaching staff, in managing complex cases and the ability to hold a small caseload of highly complex cases. You will be confident in working closely with service users, colleagues and autonomously managing a diverse case load, meetings and lead on projects.
You will be expected to travel county-wide for meetings and community visits; therefore a full UK Driving Licence is essential.
You will be supported by our committed and supportive team including professional supervision. Hertfordshire County Council offers excellent opportunities for flexible working and professional development.
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Sabina Iqbal, Team Manager or Isabel Reid, Deputy Team Manager on 01442 454 829 or Beverly Donn, Senior Rehab Officer on 01442 454 031
Closing date: Friday 19th June 2020
Interview date: Monday 29th June or Tuesday 30th June
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
Support Groups & Wellbeing Schemes
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
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.
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 and a DVLA check will be required on appointment.
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.
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