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 Lead Occupational Therapist in Contact Cares
St.Helens Council recognises and values the contribution Occupational Therapists make to enabling children with disabilities to live as independently as possible in their homes and the community. Occupational Therapy Services play a key role in the strategy for integration of health and social care across the Borough.
The Occupational Therapy Team are based in Contact Cares as part of St Helens Cares with the role of delivery of an integrated equipment and adaptation service.
We are seeking a well motivated and enthusiastic HCPC registered Lead Paediatric Occupational Therapist, with specialist knowledge of children with disabilities and the ability to work under pressure, to join our team. The successful applicant will have an interest in developing their skills working with children with disabilities who have complex needs, supporting a junior member of staff and OT assistant and will be responsible for the provision of specialist equipment and adaptations to promote independence. Service development will be a key part of the role.
The successful applicant should have a good understanding of complex physical and cognitive disabilities and experience in the provision of equipment and major adaptations. Knowledge of up to date moving and handling techniques and good IT skills would be an advantage. The Service is committed to continuing professional development.
It is a requirement of the post that candidates must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For an informal discussion contact Gill Jewison (Occupational Therapy Team Manager) Tel: 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 https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
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.