The salary range for this role is £39,355 - £42,053 per annum (pro-rata for part-time hours) based on a working 36 hour working week. We currently have a variety of positions across our teams in Mid Surrey.
We are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and empathetic Qualified Occupational Therapists to join our evolving, friendly and dynamic teams.
What we can offer you:
- 26 days Annual Leave (rising to 28 after 2 years and 30 after 5 years of continuous local government service) plus Bank Holidays - with the opportunity to buy up to 10 days additional annual leave
- Agile working opportunities - your work/life balance is important to us!
- Training and Development - Superb opportunities for development including a Readiness Programme, Preceptorship, Structured Induction Programme
- A supportive, 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
- Car lease scheme and many more discounted life-style benefits, please visit our website.
We offer a competitive starting salary equivalent to that of a band 6 OT in a health care setting. For newly qualified OTs, we offer a supportive preceptorship programme. In addition, we are open to flexible working patterns which may support your work-life balance.
We offer a large variety of training courses which will increase your knowledge and enable you to provide a service you can feel proud of. We are a supportive team that provides informal supervision on a daily basis and regular formal supervision. In addition to peer support, we shall provide the practical tools you need to manage your work. You will not be expected to work in isolation however we aim to equip you to work autonomously and with confidence.
About the role
You will join a supportive, skilled and creative team that values a good work ethic, honesty, reliability and the ability to apply sound and solid clinical reasoning to ensure we are providing a service we all can be proud of. As such, if you are a pragmatic, driven, creative Occupational Therapist, wanting to make a difference, then this may be the right environment for you to flourish in.
You will work alongside a variety of clients who have differing and/or complex needs by using a strength-based approach. Clients may be elderly and frail, experience a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment, or have mental ill health. This diverse role will facilitate your development and equip you with a large 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 assessments such as the moving and handling risk assessments and intervention, with the aim of supporting and empowering our clients to live meaningful lives within the community.
Joining us, you will work closely with your team members, as well as with other organisations and agencies to provide an integrated service in order to support vulnerable adults and their carers in a community-based setting. This community-based role requires you to visit clients in their homes, as well as other settings such as residential care and nursing homes.
In your application, we would love to hear about your;
- Experience of working within a social care or community focussed multi-disciplinary setting that provides care, support and advice to meet people's long-term 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 be able to demonstrable 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.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 01/01/2024. However, applications will be reviewed, and interviews taking place, on a continuous basis during this period.
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.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.