£19,719 per annum for 18 hours per week, pro-rata to £39,438 based at Waverley Borough Council offices, The Burys, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1HR.
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 24 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.
About the role
There's never been a more exciting time to join Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council. We've had a major review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes.
A new approach for Adult Social Care in Surrey means new opportunities for you to deliver better services to more people than ever before, we've refreshed our Occupational Therapy service.
We've refocused our services too – putting reablement right at the front of our agenda. Solid foundations are in place; we have a clear view of what we want to achieve and what we want to become. Join us now, and you'll get to be part of the journey right from the start.
As a senior member of the team, you will have an influence on the future development of the service. You'll bring our reablement ethos to life, leading 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 and carers, 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 proven, excellent, supervisory skills and a proactive, person-centred approach to your work. A substantial contemporary post-registration track record, including routine 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 must have outstanding assessment skills.
In addition to holding a complex caseload, the successful applicant will also have a lead role for OT within the duty team and undertake reviews of high cost support plans with a focus on implementing single-handed care solutions wherever possible.
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.
You give us your best, and we'll give you ours. This means 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.
If you would like to join us please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:
- 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
- Flexibility to work across the County of Surrey and also visit placements across the county
- An Occupational Therapy degree / registration with HCPC / current M&H training
- Car driver is essential with full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle
For an informal discussion please contact Sam Scarborough on 01483 517464 or Teresa Hawkins on 01483 518362.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21st October 2019.
Interview date to be arranged.