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Adults Occupational Therapist/Senior Occupational Therapist

  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/779/5381
  • Published: Wed 30/10/2019, 15:25 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 31/12/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: Occupational Therapist - £34,688 to £38,476 per annum and Senior Occupational Therapist - £39,438 to £43,744 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

Description

Occupational Therapist - £34,688 to £38,476 per annum for 36 hours per week

Senior Occupational Therapist - £39,438 to £43,744 per annum for 36 hours per week

These are full time positions but part-time applications will be considered.

These positions are based across 4 locations; Guildford, Woking, Leatherhead and Reigate. Your base will be discussed further at interview.

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. 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.

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.

This post is eligible for our Employee Refer a Friend Scheme.

About the role

Surrey County Council is determined to transform the way it works, this includes how it provides support to people with a learning disability or autism. A new specialist practitioner team has been created. To help us deliver essential changes quickly, we need passionate people who are equally determined about making a difference to someone's life. Could you help someone with a learning disability live their best life? Do you want to be part of a team that knows the value of building strong partnerships and promoting higher expectations at every level?

If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you in our central learning disability and autism team. This is a new stand-alone team which is in its formation stages meaning your input will be paramount in helping to shape the team to achieve its vision as well as delivering a high quality service to the residents of Surrey. By being part of this specialist team you will be given the opportunity to either learn, re-learn and/or develop your skills, knowledge and experience working with residents with a learning disability.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Occupational Therapist (PS9SC) and a Senior Occupational Therapist (PS10SC). As an Occupational Therapist based in the Central Learning Disability & Autism Team you will be given the opportunity to work with a variety of clients who have differing needs.

You will work closely with other practitioners including social workers to provide specialist direct and indirect therapy for clients and young adults with autism and related disabilities. Your work will include addressing sensory processing difficulties, anxiety and emotional regulation difficulties, motor and perpetual skills and functional life skills.

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.

Part of your community based role requires you to carry out home visits and on occasion travelling outside of the county. Some of these settings include clients homes, residential care and nursing homes.

The occupational therapy role's offers a competitive starting salary equivalent to that of a band 6 OT and Senior OT level 7 in a health care setting, with a 36 hour working week with options for agile work practice with the tools to manage this. Flexible benefits package, ongoing career development and training to support in your continuing professional 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 demonstrating how you meet the job criteria and why you are suitable for the posts.

To be shortlisted to interview for the Senior Occupational Therapist for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Substantial Experience of working with clients who have learning disabilities in a social care setting
  • An ability to work autonomously, confidently and advocate for clients with Learning Disabilities or Autisim
  • Flexibility to travel around the county
  • An Occupational therapy degree / qualification / HCPC registration

To be shortlisted to interview for the Occupational Therapist for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working with clients who have learning disabilities in a social care or Health care setting
  • An ability to work autonomously, confidently and advocate for clients with Learning Disabilities or Autisim
  • Flexibility to travel around the county
  • An Occupational therapy degree / qualification / HCPC registration

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile for both the Senior Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapist role.

Additional information

Contact details

For an informal discussion contact Raji Kaur on 07773 979416.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

Additional information

Please state on your application which role you are applying for.

This is a rolling advert. Applications will be reviewed on a regular basis and the team will contact you if you have been shortlisted for interview.

Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.

Downloads

  • Senior Occupational Therapist Job Profile
  • Occupational Therapist Job Profile
  • Career Progression Framework
  • Total Rewards Statement Senior Occupational Therapist
  • Total Rewards Statement Occupational Therapist

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/779/5381
  • Published: Wed 30/10/2019, 15:25 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 31/12/2019, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 36 hours
  • Salary: Occupational Therapist - £34,688 to £38,476 per annum and Senior Occupational Therapist - £39,438 to £43,744 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Surrey

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