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Job Title Moving & Handling Advisor x 2 (2 years, fixed term)
Job reference SHN47BT
Department Integrated Health & Social Care Services Directorate
Grade SCP 36 - 38
Pay From: £42503 To: £44539 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 13 December 2023
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Job Description
We Are St Helens Borough Council

Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.

Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.

Making A Difference as a Moving and Handling Advisor in Contact Cares, Reablement and Occupational Therapy

St Helens Cares is the new approach to delivering Health and Social Care in St Helens; bringing together a wide range of public and community service organisations to work in partnership, with a united goal of improving people’s lives and improving the place as a whole. St Helens Council is proud to be part of this partnership.

Key to this vision is Contact Cares; which aims to simplify the way we access health and social care services from nursing assessment to social care; reablement to audiology, safeguarding to occupational therapy.

Based at Nightingale House our Occupational Therapy Team are committed to supporting and assisting people with disabilities to improve their quality of life and be as independent as possible in their home environment. You should have an interest in developing your skills working with adults and children with disabilities who have complex needs and will be responsible for the completion of moving and handling assessments, detailed risk assessment reports, and offering moving and handling training to formal and informal carers.

You should have knowledge of up to date moving and handling techniques, including moving and handling equipment and a good understanding of complex physical disabilities. Experience in the provision of equipment and major adaptations and good IT skills would be an advantage. This is a 2 year fixed term post to support our single handed care project and you will join our existing moving and handling team.

You will be an experienced HCPC registered Occupational Therapist, confidently able to work on your own initiative, juggle a busy workload and build strong working relationships. You will have excellent communication skills and will be able to demonstrate credibility with professionals from partner agencies.
If you have the ability to assess needs, prepare care plans and can implement accordingly with a working knowledge of current legislation this could be the ideal opportunity for you.

Working for St Helens Council
· We will provide you with the necessary training and support to enable you to successfully undertake the role and on-going training will be provided as the service continues to develop.
· We are a strong, resilient Council, that respects and values the individuality and diversity that every employee brings to the Council.
· We seek to create a positive, open and working environment.
· We offer attractive salary and relocation package
· We offer an excellent pension scheme
This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of adults, children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Interested to Find Out More?

Thank you for your interest in working for us.

If you are experiencing issues with applying online, you can contact a member of the team at and a form will be sent to you to complete.

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Gill Jewison (Occupational Therapy Team Manager) on 07795450191.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure and HCPC Registration

Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.

Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.

NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.

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Job Application Packs
Applicant Letter.pdf
Application Form Disclosure Word Version.docx
Moving and Handling Advisor Person Specification Jan 23.pdf
Moving and Handling Advisor Job Description Jan 23.pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.