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Job Title Occupational Therapist
Job reference SHN17
Department Integrated Health & Social Care Services Directorate
Grade SCP 33-35
Pay From: £39493 To: £41496 per annum
Hours 37 hours per week
Closing date 22 November 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 an Occupational Therapist in Contact Cares

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 Borough 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 provision of specialist equipment and adaptations to promote independence.

You should have a good understanding of complex physical 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.

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.

This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Interested to Find Out More?

You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Gill Jewison, Team Manager - Occupational Therapy on 07795 450191

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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Application Form - Disclosure.pdf
Occupational Therapist Person Specification (7).pdf
Applicant Letter (100).pdf
Occupational Therapist Job Description (5).pdf
Note: CVs should not be submitted as a replacement for the online job application form.