This is a full-time position 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).
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
Our Adult Social Care Locality team based in Epsom is looking for a Qualified Occupational Therapist to join their friendly team.
If you would like the opportunity to work with a variety of clients who have differing needs, this is an ideal role. These clients may experience a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment, mental health or be an older person.
Are you looking to develop a range of skills to enable you to undertake frontline holistic occupational therapy practice within a social care setting, build 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?
Joining us, you would 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 this community based role would require you to carry out home visits within your locality area and on occasion travelling outside of the county. Some of these settings include client’s homes, residential care and nursing homes.
In return for your skills, we offer you a competitive starting salary equivalent to that of a band 6 OT in a health care setting, a 36 hour working week with options for agile work practice with the tools to manage time. You will receive on-going career development and training to support in your continuing professional development.
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 ability 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.We look forward to receiving your application.
- For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
For an informal discussion please contact Susan Sharkey on 01372 832360.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 7th October 2018.
Interviews will take place on Monday 22nd October 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