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Senior Occupational Therapist & Occupational Therapist

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/774/20260
  • Published: Mon 09/05/2022, 11:39 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 09/06/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

Exciting opportunities have arisen in our specialist Learning Disability and Autism Team:

  • 1 x Senior Occupational Therapist -  £40,227 per annum for 36 hours per week
  • 4 x Occupational Therapist -  £35,382 per annum for 36 hours per week (1 x position is part-time 18 hrs per week)

These are full time positions, but part-time applications will be considered.

These positions are split across the county in the West of Surrey (office base in Guildford or Woking) and in the East of Surrey (office base in Leatherhead). Your base will be discussed further at interview.

Surrey County Council is determined to transform the way it works, this includes how it provides support to people with a learning disability or autism. A new specialist practitioner team has been created.  To help us deliver essential changes quickly, we need passionate people who are equally determined about making a difference to someone’s life. Could you help someone with a learning disability live their best life? Do you want to be part of a team that knows the value of building strong partnerships and promoting higher expectations at every level?

If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you in our central learning disability and autism team. This is a new stand-alone team which is in its formation stages meaning your input will be paramount in helping to shape the team to achieve its vision as well as delivering a high quality service to the residents of Surrey. By being part of this specialist team you will be given the opportunity to either learn, re-learn and/or develop your skills, knowledge and experience working with residents with a learning disability.

We are seeking to recruit experienced Occupational Therapists and a Senior Occupational Therapist. As an Occupational Therapist based in the Central Learning Disability & Autism Team you will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of clients who have differing needs.

You will work closely with other practitioners including social workers to provide specialist direct and indirect therapy for clients and young adults with autism and related disabilities. Your work will include addressing sensory processing difficulties, anxiety and emotional regulation difficulties, motor and perpetual skills and functional life skills.

You will develop a range of skills enabling you to undertake frontline holistic occupational therapy practice within a social care setting, building your professional experience in major adaptations, reablement skills gain programs, and moving and handling assessments with the aim of supporting our clients to live independently in the community.

Part of your community based role requires you to carry out home visits and on occasion travel outside of the county. Some of these settings include clients homes, residential care and nursing homes.

The occupational therapy roles offer a competitive starting salary equivalent to that of a band 6 OT and Senior OT band  7 in a health care setting, with a 36 hour working week with options for agile work practice with the tools to manage this. Flexible benefits package, ongoing career development and training to support in your continuing professional 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. For further information regarding what the induction programme consists of please see the attached document.

If you would like to join us please submit your CV and personal statement clearly demonstrating  how you meet the job criteria and why you are suitable for the posts.

To be shortlisted to interview for the Senior Occupational Therapist  for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Substantial Experience of working with clients who have learning disabilities in a social care setting
  • An ability to work autonomously, confidently and advocate for clients with Learning Disabilities or Autism
  • Flexibility to travel around the county
  • An Occupational therapy   degree / qualification /  HCPC registration

To be shortlisted to interview for the Occupational Therapist  for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working with clients who have learning disabilities in a social care or Health care setting  
  • An ability to work autonomously, confidently and advocate for clients with Learning Disabilities or Autism
  • Flexibility to travel around the county
  • An Occupational therapy degree / qualification /  HCPC registration  

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile for both the Senior Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist role. Please refer to this before submitting your application.

Job Details

 

Additional Information

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and on a first come, first serve basis.

Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.

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.

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 from home or wherever works best.

Contact Details

For an informal discussion please contact Mikaela Ellingham on 07929011219.

Our Commitment

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.

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/774/20260
  • Published: Mon 09/05/2022, 11:39 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 09/06/2022, 0:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

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