Occupational Therapist and Senior Occupational Therapist
Job Title: Enablement Occupational Therapist / Senior Enablement Occupational Therapist East and North Herts Older People
Location: Working across East and North Hertfordshire
Starting salary depending on grade:
£33,820 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £37,261 per annum (Occupational Therapist)
£38,296 with the opportunity to progress to a maximum of £42,503 per annum (Senior Occupational Therapist)
Plus relocation package, £1,000 welcome payment & lease car* terms apply
Hours: 37 hours per week
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 the Senior Occupational position, requirements for the role include;
- Qualified Occupational Therapist registered with Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
- Actively undertakes a specialist role e.g., AMHP, Practice Educator, Moving & Handling, Housing solutions lead or equivalent, or agreement to undertake at least one of these roles within the first year
- Works at the required level of the professional capabilities’ framework
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.
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
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A POST WORKING FOR HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL AND NOT THE NHS.
Working for Hertfordshire County Council you will receive a generous annual leave entitlement plus paid bank holidays. We offer a comprehensive induction and training programme, career progression opportunities and Local Government Pension Scheme. Upon joining Hertfordshire County Council, you will have access to Herts Rewards which gives discounts and cashback on over 800 retailers and services. This also includes childcare voucher scheme, car share scheme, cycle to work scheme, purchased annual leave scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme, and many other lifestyle, wellbeing and financial benefits.
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
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 (for those whose language is a signed language the provision of a sign language interpreter who speaks English to the necessary standard of fluency will be required). Further information about the legal requirement can be found here.
How To Apply
As part of the application, you will be required to upload your most recent CV ensuring gaps in employment have been addressed and asked to answer the 4 key questions which are located at the end of the advert and a template can be found in the 'Available Documents'.
1. Please share with us your experience to date of working as an Occupational Therapist.
2. Give an example of where your intervention has made a significant improvement to someone’s quality of life.
3. Please outline what your understanding of the legislation, frameworks and partnerships relevant to the successful delivery of adult social care?
4. What do you consider would be an enabling intervention?
If you do not provide answers to the questions and upload to your application, your application will be rejected.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.