Job descriptionTemporary contract until 30 September 2025 | £32,909 to £37,261 per annum (Scale I/J) | 37 hours per week | County Hall, Norwich Level 1: £32,909 to £34,723 per annum (Scale I) Level 2: £35,411 to £37,261 per annum (Scale J) We offer a £2000 welcome payment for qualified and experienced Occupational Therapists (grade J and above) new to Norfolk County Council. Amount to be repaid in full should you leave within two years of employment. For experienced Social Workers new to Norfolk County Council we promise to try and match or better your existing salary, providing its in the spectrum of the grade advertised. Who Cares? We do. Norwich Locality are seeking to recruit a full time Occupational Therapist (Level 2 preferred) to be based at County Hall on a 2 year temporary contract. We are looking for enthusiastic and hardworking individuals who have experience of working with adults who have complex needs and their carers. You will be a skilled practitioner who can evidence their knowledge and understanding of assessment and care management procedures for older people; people being discharged from community hospitals; younger people under 65 with a physical disability and their carers. You will also be working with children under 18. If you are committed to working in a person centered way and have the skills to work in complex situations we would be interested to hear from you and in return can offer regular supervision and the opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team. Interviews will take place w/c 28th August 2023. What we offer At Norfolk County Council we are committed to our employees’ learning and development. We offer all Social Workers and Occupational Therapists a protected half day per month for continuing professional development and training. We want our people to be inspired and motivated to work well together, make the most of our workspaces, enjoy a healthy work-life balance, and deliver excellent services to Norfolk and its people. Flexibility is built into the way we work, with hybrid working a key feature for many roles. Our technology platform and equipment are first class, enabling you to connect and collaborate remotely. We ask that you have in place good Broadband connectivity. We operate a talent pool scheme whereby candidates who are not successful on this occasion may be considered for a period of up to 3 months for equal positions. You can also find out about the rewards and benefits we offer as well as our other terms and conditions. Norwich is the county capital of Norfolk, 120 miles from London and 60 miles from Cambridge. It’s on the edge of the Broads National Park, and a 40-minute drive to the seaside. Norwich is a superb city. It effortlessly mixes outstanding heritage through the ages with modern shopping centres, excellent restaurants, hundreds of cafés and pubs, a superb arts and theatre scene with huge parks and green spaces, canoeing, rowing and sailing. By train, Norwich to London takes 90 minutes and Cambridge less than an hour. There are also direct train links to the Midlands. Norwich International Airport has regular flights to Schiphol, Amsterdam and from there on to the rest of the world, plus daily internal flights to Scotland, Manchester, Exeter and Dublin. Rachel Clark, Head of Integrated Care for the Norwich locality, said: "Norwich offers a warm welcome. We cover a comparatively small geographical area but we are a large and supportive team, with depth and breadth of experience in all areas of social care. Norwich Locality is committed to its residents and recognises the importance of collaborative and innovative work with our partner agencies. Based at County Hall we benefit from having access to a modern office environment, while promoting a flexible working culture, including hybrid working. Our management team are committed to continuous professional development and this is evident in regular Reflective Meetings, supervisions and monthly workshops. As a big team there are opportunities for team members to pursue particular areas of interest; we have AMHPs and BIAs along with staff who focus on particular areas of practice such as self-neglect. We also encourage progression and have a number of APs who are currently on Norfolk SW Apprenticeship schemes and managers who have been promoted from within the Department." Your application Please ensure you include a statement in your application to demonstrate why you feel you meet the person specification and job description for this post. CVs submitted without a supporting statement about this post will not be accepted. You need to be registered with Social Work England/or HCPC as a practising social worker/Occupational Therapist. For informal discussion please contact Debbie Woods Team manager on 01603 217722 or Vicky Brown Practice Consultant on 01603 217614. These are some benefits you can enjoy by working for Norfolk County Council: Competitive salary Generous holiday entitlement with the ability to buy and sell leave Health and Wellbeing services including fast-track physiotherapy and a free counselling service Flexible working opportunities including flexi-time, part time, remote and hybrid working – dependant on your job role and business need. Financial benefits such as: ‘ Norfolk Rewards’ our employee discounts programme which helps you save money on almost anything, from everyday groceries and clothes, to holidays, new technology, gym membership, trips to the cinema and days out. A Blue Light card for Fire Service and Social Care Workers Relocation expenses paid upfront (where applicable) An advance of your expenses if you travel for work Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution, life assurance, death in service payments and dependants’ pensions. A payment if you refer someone you know to a hard to fill job. Tax efficient ways of getting extra pension, new bikes and electric cars. Before you apply, we recommend reading the full Job Description and Person Specification to help you demonstrate you meet the criteria. You can also find information on our Terms and Conditions here. Already a Norfolk County Council employee? See and apply for internal and external vacancies in myOracle using your @norfolk.gov.uk or @nccal.ac.uk email. Closing date: 27 August 2023 at 23:59 We have miles of beautiful coastline and our unique Broads, thriving market towns and a city with a proud cultural heritage. Our economy is growing and driven by innovation in a number of sectors, including energy and food. We also have ambitious plans for new housing and a building programme for schools across Norfolk. Our county a great place to live, work and visit, and is an excellent environment for businesses to start, grow and innovate. We are the main local authority for Norfolk providing services countywide to more than 850,000 Norfolk residents. We take the lead in critical policy areas, working with 84 elected Members responsible for the strategic local government services in the county. We provide a high quality service through involving people who use our services to shape and comment on them and by promoting efficiency and innovation. We work in partnership with local businesses, voluntary organisations and other local authorities such as District and Parish Councils to provide the people of Norfolk with excellent services.
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