The starting salary for this role is £40,227 per annum and is based on a 36 working hour week (pro-rata for part-time staff).
These are full-time positions; part-time applications will be considered.
We currently have the following Senior Occupational Therapist vacancies in our Adult Social Care teams in North West Surrey:
- 1 x full-time position based with Woking Locality Team, Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, GU21 6YL.
- 1 x full-time position based with Surrey Heath Locality Team, Surrey Heath Borough Council Offices, Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD.
Applicants must have a valid Driving Licence to drive in the UK and have access to a car.
As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.
As a senior member of the team, you will conduct holistic assessments of social care needs and planning support across a dedicated caseload. In all that you do, you’ll promote independence, choice and control. You will take every opportunity to support and develop those around you. Working closely with families, carers and care workers, you’ll play a vital role in supporting people from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of needs.
You’ll need to be a professionally qualified and registered OT with excellent, supervisory skills and a proactive, person-centred approach to your work. Substantial post-registration experience of complex casework and risk assessment is crucial. Knowledge of social care policy and legislation is essential, as is a background in working directly with people with variable, unstable or challenging social care needs. The ability to get the best out of others and work collaboratively with partner agencies is equally important, and you should have outstanding assessment skills.
Surrey County Council offers competitive benefits and ongoing training, the stability of full-time or part-time, permanent work and, of course, the opportunity to help create one of the best Occupational Therapy services in the country.
Successful applicants will be skilled at communicating and working with people with social care needs and have experience of visiting them in their own homes or their care setting. You will be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments. You will have well developed skills in professional assessment and risk assessment, excellent communication skills and the ability to work professionally in a multidisciplinary / multi-agency context.
You will need to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- An ability to undertake moving & handling assessments; major adaptation assessments for the Disabled Facilities Grant; and knowledge of specialist equipment
- Knowledge of support planning and carers assessments
- An Occupational Therapy degree / registration with HCPC / current M&H training
- Car driver is essential
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
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 5 June 2022.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be considered on a first come, first served basis. We will contact you to arrange an interview if you have been shortlisted.
Please ensure you complete the preference form.
We look forward to receiving your application which should include your CV and personal statement tailored for the Senior Occupational Therapist role. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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 Spanswick on 01483 519817 for Woking Locality Team.
- Samantha Whitehead on 01276 800205 for Surrey Heath Locality Team.
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.
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.