The starting salary for this role is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week. We will consider part time or full time applicants for this position.
An exciting opening has arisen for an experienced and qualified Occupational Therapist to develop a career in adult social care. If you are HCPC registered and you have completed your preceptorship (post June 2012) then this could be the role for you.
As an Occupational Therapist based in a Locality Team you will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of clients who have differing needs. The clients we work with may experience a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment, mental health and/or be an older person.
You will develop a range of skills enabling you to undertake front-line holistic occupational therapy practice within a social care setting, building your professional experience in major adaptations, reablement skills gain programs, moving and handling assessments with the aim of supporting our clients to live independently in the community.
You will be part of a multi-skilled team which includes: social workers, occupational therapists, assistant social care practitioners and reablement personnel. As a team we provide support to vulnerable adults and their carers in a community based setting.
Part of your community based role requires you to carry out home visits within your locality area and on occasion travelling outside of the county. Some of these settings include client’s homes, residential care and nursing homes.
In return for your skills and commitment, we offer you a competitive starting salary equivalent to that of a band 6 OT in a health care setting. We invest in our staff by offering a large variety of training courses. Through training and experience, you will be equipped with transferable skills to facilitate your continuing professional development and provide potential for on-going career development.
In Adult Social Care we value our staff and as part of that commitment we ensure all our staff have a full induction. The induction programme is designed to ensure new starters complete their mandatory training and are equipped with the skills and knowledge to undertake their new role. The programme will consist of a variety of classroom training, E-learning and workplace shadowing opportunities.
If you would like to join us, please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:
- Experience of working within a social care or community focused multi-disciplinary setting that provides care, support and advice to meet people's social care needs
- Ability to complete person centred and proportionate OT assessments including moving and handling risk assessments
- An in-depth knowledge of medical conditions and the likely impact on the individual and ability to demonstrate knowledge of the impact of long term disability on the individual, carer and family
- Continuing professional development. Applicants must have, and maintain, current registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and adhere to the HCPC standards for conduct, performance and ethics
- It is essential you hold a full UK driving licence and have use of a car.
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For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 26th September 2021 with interviews taking place on 5th October 2021.
This is a secondment/fixed term contract until end of March 2022.
If you are an internal candidate please ensure you have secured your line manager's approval before you apply for this position.
An Enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.
For an informal discussion please contact Samantha Whitehead on 01276 800205 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.