£33,665 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Esher Local Office, Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD.
This is a full-time positon but part-time applications will be considered.
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 (pro-rata for part-time staff), 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.
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 existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme. (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff).
About the Role
Our Adult Social Care Locality team based in Elmbridge is looking for a Qualified Occupational Therapist to join their friendly team.
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 (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 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.
The occupational therapy role offers a competitive starting salary equivalent to that of a band 6 OT 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 apply 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.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion please contact Mikaela Ellingham on 01372 832695.
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th September 2018.
Interviews will take place during week commencing 24th September 2018.
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.
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