£34,688 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Woking Borough Council Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6YL.
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.
About the role
An exciting opening has arisen for an experienced qualified Occupational Therapist to develop a career in adult social care. If you are HCPC registered and you have completed your preceptorship (ASYE) (post June 2012) then this could be the role for you.
As an Occupational Therapist based in a Locality Team you will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of clients who have differing needs. The clients we work with may experience a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment, mental health and/or be an older person.
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, moving and handling assessments with the aim of supporting our clients to live independently in the community.
You will be part of a multi skilled team which includes; social workers, occupational therapists, assistant social care practitioners and reablement personnel. As a team we provide support to vulnerable adults and their carers in a community based setting.
Part of your community based role requires you to carry out home visits within your locality area and on occasion travelling outside of the county. Some of these settings include and clients homes, residential care, and nursing homes.
In return for your skills and commitment, we offer you a competitive starting salary equivalent to that of a band 6 OT in a health care setting. We invest in our staff by offering a large variety of training courses. Through training and experience, you will be equipped with transferable skills to facilitate your continuing professional development and provide potential for on-going career 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 evidencing:
- Experience of working within a social care or community focussed multi-disciplinary setting that provides care, support and advice to meet peoples social care 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.
- It is essential you hold a full UK driving licence and have use of a car.
For an informal discussion contact Garry Probert-Briggs n 01483 518530 .
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 3rd November 2019.
Interviews will take place on 13th November 2019.