Job Title: Qualified Rehabilitation Officer
Location: Countywide with bases at Hemel Hempstead/ Stevenage
Salary Range: H8-H9 £27,741 - £34,728 plus £1000 welcome payment, up to £6000 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 expansion, we are looking for a Rehabilitation Officer to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team of 20 including rehabilitation apprentices, 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 in Rehabilitation Studies (Visual Impairment), you will be enthusiastic, proactive individual who can build professional trusting relationships with service users, their carers and other organisations. You will be confident in working closely with service users within the Sensory Services team and autonomously managing a diverse case load.
Using assessment tools and support plans you will work with service users and carers and carry out assessments in the person’s own home. You will provide Rehabilitation input by using an outcome focused approach including provision of low vision aids, rehabilitation training in orientation, mobility, and daily living skills.
You will be expected to travel county-wide for meetings and community visits; therefore, a full UK Driving Licence is essential. Also, in the current COVID period, SMART-Working is expected where staff will be working from home or from HCC’s COVID-Safe local touchdowns across the county.
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.
Hertfordshire County Council offers excellent opportunities for flexible working and professional development.
Closing date: Wednesday 9th December 2020
Interview date: (via MS Team) Monday 14th December 2020 or Friday 18th December 2020
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Sabina Iqbal, Team Manager/ Isabel Reid, Deputy Team Manager on 01442 454 829 or Lee Nese Davis, Senior Rehab Officer 01442 453945.
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
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.
Diversity: We are an inclusive employer and value a diverse workforce
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.
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