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Occupational Therapist

  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: ACS/23/251351
  • Published: Tue 12/09/2023, 10:23 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 28/09/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £33,820 with the opportunity to progress to £42,503
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Stevenage , Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire

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Occupational Therapist

Job Title: Occupational Therapist - Gateway and Enablement Teams
Location: Stevenage and Hemel Hempstead
Starting Salary: 
£33,820 with the opportunity to progress to £37,261 or
£38,296 with the opportunity to progress to £42,503
Hours: Full time and Part time positions available
Contract: Permanent

Relocation package, £1,000 welcome payment & lease car* Terms apply

Our Connected Lives Gateway Service works with adults to prevent, reduce and delay need by ensuring people access a wide range of information, advice and support at the right time and in the most straight forward way possible.

We are recruiting Social Workers and Occupational Therapists to support the Gateway Service to deliver this vision as part of our plans to expand our prevention and enablement workforce in line with our Connected Lives practice model for adult social care.

The new Gateway Service strives to provide the warmest welcome for everyone. We have listened to our residents and staff and developed a new Gateway Service with prevention and enablement being at heart of everything we do. To us, enablement doesn’t just mean enabling-style homecare or bed-based commissioned enablement services, in Hertfordshire enablement is an approach and culture, designed to support people’s wellbeing in a truly person-centred way.

We are extending the time that workers can spend supporting people to take positive risks and live the life they want through an enhanced enablement offer. Successful enablement does not always mean no formal care at its conclusion.

We are expanding our enablement teams to make sure that people get better access to specialist support to realise their potential sooner.

We are investing significantly in prevention, including increasing our qualified Occupational Therapy and Social Work roles because we know that by having a long-term plan this will help us to meet increasing demands and will in turn create more fulfilling roles, manageable caseloads and improved staff wellbeing.