£44,229 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Epsom and Ewell Locality Team, Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, Surrey, KY18 5BX.
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 existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme. (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff).
About the Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Mid Surrey Locality Team based in Epsom.
We are looking for an Assistant Team Manager (OT), who will be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding and commitment to the personalisation agenda and be a specialist in the field of Occupational Therapy. You will also be able to demonstrate an applied knowledge of the Care Act as well as the Mental Capacity Act and the NHS Continuing Healthcare National Framework.
You will be an excellent communicator and demonstrate the skills and ability to manage and support the day to day running of a busy, dynamic team effectively prioritising daily challenges and expectations. You will be confident in making sound decisions that respond flexibly and quickly to changing needs and emergencies that arise in the community. You will be able to develop effective partnership relationships with individuals, carers and families and positive relationships with health staff.
You will support the manager to deliver high quality personalised adult social care, supervision of both qualified and unqualified staff and addressing Safeguarding concerns, ensuring that they are followed through as appropriate.
You will be required to line manage both the Occupational Therapists and unqualified staff members within the team. You will need to apply an extensive knowledge of Occupational Therapy practice, theory and legislation to enhance practice, procedures and policies, promote innovation, and introduce new ways of working from recognised sites of excellence. In addition you will be expected to carry a small caseload (of up to 9 cases) which are complex and varied.
The role will include supervision of the Senior Occupational Therapists within the team. You will need to be able to provide advice and guidance to the Occupational Therapists regarding complex major adaptations, standard and specialist equipment provision and complex moving and handling risk assessments.
You must also be able to demonstrate an applied and effective knowledge of safeguarding procedures and be able to evidence this. You will have an understanding and commitment to supporting carers and a demonstrable commitment to providing management that supports and promotes Surrey County Council’s equality and diversity policy.
You will need to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems. All short-listed applicants will be required to complete a basic IT skills test a as part of the interview process.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
# Significant post qualification experience and have some management experience.
# A key accountability of the role is developing staff practice and therefore applicants must be able demonstrate evidence of providing effective professional supervision to Occupational Therapists and less experienced colleagues.
# A willingness and ability to travel across Surrey in accordance with the demands of the work and job profile.
# That you are a qualified Occupational Therapist and have current professional registration with the relevant registration authority and adhere to their 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 contact Susan Sharkey on 01372 832 360 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 30th September 2018.
Interviews will take place on 18th October 2018.