The starting salary for this role is £50,942 per annum based on a 36-hour working week.
"Having the opportunity to work in the Transition space has been a real eye opener to me. We've been able to showcase our true OT skills with our young adults in a pivotal point in their lives. The service has expanded in size of therapists and interventions and I feel excited to be a part of this ever changing diverse team. We have a welcoming team who are motivated and enthusiastic to work alongside as well as proactively seeking the best outcome for our clients. Fancy doing things a bit differently…. come and join us you won't regret it! - Mikaela Wall, Therapy Manager."
We are excited to be hiring a new Occupational Therapy Assistant Team Manager & Advanced Practitioner to join our fantastic Learning Disability and Autism Team. The team is Countywide and divided into the East and West of Surrey. This vacancy is in the West of Surrey with the office located in Guildford Borough Council. While the role is client facing and will involve visits during the working week, office attendance is essential twice a week for full time applicants following your induction.
About the Role
In this role, you will support the Therapy Manager to continue to shape the evolving Learning Disability and Autism Therapy offer for the council. Underpinned with strength based practice and personalised care there will be opportunities to create standardised pathways with the aim of improving consistent practice and quality of care.
You will line manage and supervise Occupational Therapists and support Surrey's "grow your own" ethos in advocating and supporting staff through the OT Apprenticeship.
Working alongside the wider team you will work collaboratively with stakeholders, specifically our community health partners, to draw on interdependencies and improve the clients journey through services.
The role of the Advanced Practitioner in the team requires you to have a manageable caseload alongside your operational and strategic tasks and to take a leading role in educating the OT team and wider team in the role and value of OT.
Our client group ranges from younger to older adults and have a variety of needs which include; sensory processing difficulties, anxiety and emotional regulation difficulties, motor and perceptual skill difficulties and reduced opportunities of independence within functional life skills.
Your experience within the client group, transferable skills and innovative approach will work towards our aims of improving quality of life and increasing engagement in meaningful occupation of our client group whilst ensuring they are at the centre of their care and support.
We know how challenging working in Social Care can be and as a team we pride ourselves in being supportive. You will have direct line management from an Occupational Therapist (Therapy Manager) who will ensure you are coached and mentored and your well being is paramount.
In order to be considered for shortlisting, your application will clearly evidence;
- A professional qualification in Occupational Therapy and current registration with HCPC.
- Experience or lived experience with the client group; Learning Disabilities and Autism.
- Working knowledge of Care Act legislation including a Safeguarding Adults.
- Experience of supervising qualified OT's.
- Experience / examples of service change / development / new initiative implementation.
- Commitment to your own professional development.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 10/12/2023.
Interviews will take place on the week commencing 18th December 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 Mikaela Wall by e-mail at .
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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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. We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.