About the job

Salary: £31,371 - £33,799 a year plus £4,000 market supplement and £963 essential car user
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

Our People department are looking for someone to join their Adult Social Care division where you will be working to promote the independence, inclusion and well-being of all adults with social care needs.

You will be working to aim to do this by enabling people to:
- Have control over their lives
- Live safe, healthy and fulfilled lives
- Have an active role in a stronger and prosperous community
- Access the support they need in order to be as independent as they choose

This role will be to work as a team to promote the independence of adults and older people in need of community care services and their carers by assessing their needs, promoting enablement and reablement. You will also need to be able to provide equipment and support and arrange personal budgets or person centred car services for those with long term needs.

About you

This is a public facing role so you’ll need to show off your fluency in speaking and writing English.

Our ideal candidate will need to be a self- motivator and a high achiever who is dynamic and innovative and able to work as part of a team. You will need to be able to promote the benefits of working together as one multi-disciplinary team and one department.

You’ll need to be able to work with complex and challenging cases and be able to make professional judgements. We need someone who is fantastic at communicating and able to maintain high quality records and write clear and concise reports.

You will have the opportunity to develop on your already existing knowledge and understanding of social care legislation and regulation and how to interpret this in a modern context including personalisation, eligibility criteria, OT best practice guidance, safeguarding and MCA DoLS, multi-disciplinary complex casework and CQC care standards.

We do ask that you have a diploma or degree in Occupational Therapy or equivalent and hold professional registration, and experience in occupational therapy, post qualifying experience in social/health care field and experience of collaborative, partnership and inter-agency working.

If you think you could become an asset to the team, then please do not hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to receiving your application.

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. Therefore, it is essential in making your application you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) (Amendments) Order 1986.

Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- market supplement is included in this role. There is the option of receiving this supplement monthly or annually
- flexible working arrangements - we welcome requests for flexible working arrangements including part-time hours and alternative working patterns
- 24/7 independent Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
- generous holiday entitlement plus 5 extra days after 5 years service
- phone and laptop
- free car parking space
- access to Costco membership as an employee of a local authority
- local government pension with generous employer contribution
- excellent support and development
- relocation package available up to £8,500 (subject to meeting eligibility criteria)
- half price season ticket on Thameslink train line
- discounted shopping including gym membership and Vauxhall cars
- Luton Council is proud to offer a Housing Brokerage Service for Key Workers to help and support eligible employees in finding suitable housing