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: £32,798 - £35,336 a year, plus £963 essential car user allowance (subject to criteria) and £4,000 market supplement
Hours per week: 37
Contract type: Permanent
We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our supportive and growing team in Adult Social Care 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 enabling people to:
- Have dignity, choice and control in 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 both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to promote the independence of adults and older people in our diverse community. Using a strengths based approach the emphasis is on promoting enablement and reablement to empower people to live as independently as they can for as long as they can. You will complete a variety of assessments and interventions to overcome occupational barriers using new techniques and technologies, moving and handling skills, specialist equipment, and environmental adaptations.
Our ideal candidate will need to be self-motivated, positive, flexible and innovative. You will need to be able to work collaboratively and promote the benefits of working as one multi-disciplinary team across health and social care.
You’ll need to be organised and be able to make professional judgements while working with a variety of complex and challenging cases. Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, maintain quality records and write clear, concise reports.
You will have the opportunity to develop your already existing knowledge of the legislation and regulations governing Social Care, Housing, and Health & Safety, and how to interpret this in a modern context including personalisation, eligibility criteria, safeguarding and mental capacity.
As a qualified Occupational Therapist you will hold professional registration, and have experience in health and social care and as well as experience of 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.
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)
- 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
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.