Salary: from £26,999 to £33,799 (dependent upon skills and experience)
Location: Stevenage, SG1
Type: Perm, Full-Time (x2 Positions)
Here at Serco we’re looking for talented individuals who we can grow and develop to become our next generation of highly skilled employees who can lead and inspire our workforce. Working in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) and leading with our core principles of Trust, Care, Pride & Innovation, Social Care Access Service (SCAS) has positioned itself alongside the Adult Care Services commitment to provide excellent social care delivery to the citizens of Hertfordshire and we are seeking to recruit either newly qualified or experienced Occupational Therapists to join the team.
Working as part of a wider team, you’ll partnership with our colleagues in HCC, NHS and local housing authorities across Hertfordshire, to provide assessment and recommendations for adult care. This will include advising on major/minor adaptations, Disabled Facilities Grants, moving and handling and specialist equipment required.
You will receive a monthly work allocation; you’ll need to contact individuals and their families to arrange assessment appointments. You’ll assess people in their own homes, prepare written reports of the assessment, identify needs, plan, agree outcomes and take action to implement interventions. As a ‘Housing Solutions’ resource much of our work is around adaptation to property or support and assisting local housing authorities to identify and assess suitability of alternative accommodation more suited to long-term needs.
What you need to do the job
You can be a newly qualified Occupational Therapist or come from an experienced background and will need to be registered with the College of Occupational Therapists and HCPC. The role requires you to be mobile and as such you will need to hold a driving licence that enables you to drive in the UK.
There are clear progression and mentoring schemes in place which help provide opportunity to progress to Senior or Advanced Practitioner roles. We encourage you to take students and mentor unqualified staff; providing support and learning to others whilst developing your learning and experience. There are training opportunities to refresh and expand your knowledge. Some of the courses include single handed care training, safeguarding, moving and handling, mental capacity, plans and drawings for housing adaptation. Further, the opportunity to attend OT forums and workshops, and for you newly qualified OT’s there is a post graduate group.
Meaningful and vital work: SCAS seeks to promote independence and wellbeing, we ensure resources are used fairly and cost effective solutions for citizens which celebrates the use of community solutions. We evidence promoting citizens choices and aim to always balance risk with having a good life!
A world of opportunity: Our SCAS Team is always growing and developing and you’ll be able to contribute to and be a part of this.
Great people: We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do develop your skills and experience, in a diverse and supportive environment.
What we offer:
If you would like to become a member of this award-winning team, helping us to continue providing excellent customer service and be a part of future developments planned for the Social Care Access Service then please apply now!
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services. We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.
We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.
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