About us

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Therapies and Assistive Technology Team. We move as one team. We’re champions of fresh thinking, and aren’t afraid of a challenge. We listen to our people – a good idea can come from anywhere, or anyone. So here you’ll have a voice: one that changes lives for the better. And together, we’ll realise the remarkable every day.

About the job

Salary: £32,234 - £34,728 a year plus £963 essential car user allowance and £4,000 market supplement
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent

We are looking for someone to join our 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 in a Strengths Based way to promote independence 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

- Identify the support they need in order to achieve the goals and outcomes that are important to them.

This role will involve working independently and as part of a team to promote the independence of adults and older people. Using a strengths based approach the emphasis is on preventing and delaying the need for long term care and support to enable people to live as independently as they can for as long as they can. You will assess the needs of individuals and their carers, promoting enablement and reablement and the use of assistive technology. You will also need to be able to provide equipment and support and arrange personal budgets or person centered care 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.

Additional information

We offer a range of excellent staff benefits which include:

- 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 with the option to buy up to 20 days
- 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

Application process

Because of the nature of this job, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare all unspent cautions and convictions; and also any adult cautions (simple or conditional), and spent convictions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020). A person’s criminal record will not in itself prevent a person from being appointed to this post. Applicants will not be refused posts because of offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applying. However in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such offence, as detailed above, will result in dismissal or disciplinary action by the Authority.