£33,665 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Reigate & Banstead Locality Team, Adult Social Care, Reigate Town Hall, Castlefield Road, Reigate RH2 0SH.
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.
You must hold a valid driving licence and have access to a car.
About the Role
Reigate and Banstead Adult Social Care Locality team is looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and empathetic Qualified Occupational Therapist to join our friendly, and dynamic team.
You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients who have differing needs. Clients may experience a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment, mental health or be an older person.
This diverse role will facilitate your development and equip you with a large range of skills to enable you to undertake frontline holistic occupational therapy practice within a social care setting. You will have the opportunity to put into practice the underpinning legislation, and build your professional experience of major adaptations, reablement skills gain programs, and moving and handling risk assessments and intervention. This is carried out with the aim of supporting and empowering our clients to live meaningful lives within the community. In addition to peer support, we will provide the practical tools you need to manage your work.
In joining us you would be part of a multi skilled team which includes; social workers, occupational therapists, nurses, assistant social care practitioners and reablement personnel. You will work closely with your team members, as well as with other organisations and agencies to provide an integrated service in order to support vulnerable adults and their carers in a community based setting. This community based role requires you to visit clients in their homes, as well as other settings such as residential care and nursing homes.
We invest in our staff by offering a large variety of training courses which will increase your knowledge to enable you to provide a service you can feel proud of. In addition to training, we are a supportive team who offer informal supervision on a daily basis and regular formal supervision. You will not be expected to work in isolation, however, we aim to equip you to work autonomously and with confidence.
We encourage our staff to be creative and to think outside the box. This approach has resulted in significant changes in service delivery and how we manage the pressures of front line work within the team. We welcome new ideas and we value members of the team who take initiative within the safe boundaries of our policies and procedures. Positive risk taking is encouraged with supervision.
As such, if you are a pragmatic, driven, creative occupational therapist, wanting to make a difference, then this may be the right environment for you to flourish in and become the best you can be.
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. In addition, we are willing to consider flexible working patterns which may enable you to find a work-life balance that is right for you.
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.
For an informal discussion contact Jone Vosloo on 01737 737179 .
We look forward to receiving your application.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18th November 2018.
Interviews date beginning of December 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 2 months from your interview date.
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