Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Location: Apsley, Hemel Hempstead
Salary Range: £27,741 - £39,880pa - Depending on experience
Hours: 37 hours per week
Do you have a passion for enabling older adults to thrive in their local communities? If so, Hertfordshire Adult Care Services is actively seeking to recruit a motivated and experienced HCPC registered Occupational Therapist to join the Watfords Older Persons Team. Opportunities for flexible working, including working from home will be considered. Your role will primarily be to carryout comprehensive assessments and provide advice and guidance, equipment and recommendations for adaptations to enable independence for older people who are struggling to manage activities of daily living in their homes or in placement and their carers.
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 older adults to remain in their own homes with the optimum level of independence and to enable/support customers to achieve their desired outcomes.
You will undertake assessments of need to determine eligibility and implement care and support plans with clear outcomes to achieve or maintain well-being. You will keep the service user at the centre of all activity and address assessed needs within the legislative framework. A good understanding of the relevant adult social care legislation is essential to this post. You will need to be able to work autonomously within agreed timeframes and manage frequently changing circumstances. You will work as part of an integrated team, attend multi-disciplinary meetings and need to have excellent communication skills.
As part of your role in Hertsmere there will be an opportunity to work closely with Community Health colleagues, Mental Health services, the District Council and other universal and voluntary services.
For this role you need to have a recognised qualification in Occupational Therapy and be registered with the HCPC. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate sound knowledge and experience of safeguarding practice and skills in risk assessment and positive risk taking which draws on a service user’s strengths and assets.
This post would welcome applications from candidates who can bring energy, and creative assessment/care planning to the role, for both service users and their carers by embracing informal support networks, community engagement, and partnership working.
Hertfordshire offers excellent training & development opportunities to all social care staff and there are real opportunities to progress in the Department for the successful candidate.
Closing Date: Monday 26th October
Interview Date: Monday 16th November
For an informal discussion and more information please contact: Malcolm.Sellen@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 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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