Our fantastic Runnymede Locality Team are very excited to be looking to recruit to the following positions:
- 1 x full-time permanent Senior Occupational Therapist (part-time applications will be considered).
- 1 x part-time permanent Occupational Therapist.
The salary offer for our Occupational Therapist is as follows:
- Occupational Therapist - £18,141.00 per annum based on an 18 hour working week (pro-rata to full-time salary of £36,282 - £40,146 per annum based on a 36 hour working week).
- Senior Occupational Therapist - £ 41,127- £ 45,519 per annum based on a 36 hour working week (pro-rata for part-time hours).
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence and have access to a car.
Surrey County Council are currently investing in and building a workforce that can proactively meet the demands and challenges facing Adult Social Care (ASC). Some key areas identified are:
- Investing in individual growth and career progression & growing workforce supply to meet demand.
- Ensuring our workplaces and practices are supportive and inclusive.
- Introduction of hybrid devices which have a touch screen and detachable keyboard to enable staff to access systems remotely.
About Our Roles
We are happy to discuss remote working which to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home or wherever works best.
For Occupational Therapist roles: this diverse role will facilitate your development and equip you with a range of skills to enable you to undertake frontline holistic occupational therapy practice within a social care setting. You will have the opportunity to put into practice the legislation underpinning, and build your professional experience of, major adaptations, and moving and handling risk assessments and intervention, with the aim of supporting and empowering our clients to live meaningful lives within the community.
Our Occupational Therapists have told us that career development is of huge importance to them. One step we have taken to help address this is to develop a 'Senior Readiness Program'. This program is designed to support Occupational Therapists to develop their skills and experience so that they can progress to become a Senior Occupational Therapist
For Senior Occupational Therapist roles; As a senior member of the team, you will conduct holistic assessments of social care needs and planning support across a dedicated caseload. 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. In all that you do, you’ll promote independence, choice and control.
We need professionals who are motivated and flexible with high professional standards and sound knowledge and experience of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting.
You will need to be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments and have experience of visiting them in their own homes or their care setting. Therefore, we are looking for Occupational Therapists who have well developed skills in professional and risk assessment, excellent communication skills and the ability to work professionally in a multidisciplinary / multi-agency context.
To be considered for shortlisting to interview your application will clearly evidence:
- Experience in supervising colleagues (support and training will be given)
- Experience of working within a social care or community focused multi-disciplinary setting
- Ability to complete person centred and proportionate OT assessments
- Familiarity with moving and handling equipment such as hoists and stand aids
- Knowledge of medical conditions and the likely impact 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.
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.
Go on, put that application in and join our team, we are waiting for you…Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 12th February 2023.
Interviews will take place on 27th February 2023.
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 Jo Newton on 01932 794800.
We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, 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.