Occupational Therapy Team Manager - Children's
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/35751/10637
  • Published: Wed 07/10/2020, 14:03 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 06/11/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £45,734 - £51,725 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Leatherhead

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Occupational Therapy Team Manager - Children's

This is an exciting opportunity to lead and shape the future of the Children’s Social Care Occupational Therapy (OT) service. We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Occupational Therapy professional to manage the Childrens Social Care Occupational Therapy service.  

As one of two OT Managers of the service you will ensure front line referrals are responded to and services are delivered to a high quality and are child focused while taking responsibility for leading the team and managing resources. You will drive the business and development plan for the OT service ensuring a forward looking and innovative service based on delivering the best possible outcomes for disabled children and their families.

Your responsibilities will include staff supervision, risk management and business continuity, building relationships with children and families and partner agencies and contributing to service improvement initiatives. 

An Occupational Therapy professional qualification, together with significant knowledge and experience of disabled children will be essential. 

You will need to evidence and demonstrate through the interview process the successful management of staff, including managing performance and professional development.

This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to advance their career and gain experience working at a higher level.  

The successful applicant will be well inducted into the role and will have the full support and supervision to be able to develop within the role including access to SCC's extensive workforce development programme. External specialist training is also available. 

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

  • Experience of working within a social care, health or education setting as an Occupational Therapist
  • Knowledge and experience of working with disabled children and their families
  • An ability to lead and inspire a professional team
  • Flexibility to respond to increasing demands and evidence of a partnership approach.
  • An Occupational Therapy professional qualification

For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job profile.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV along with your personal statement highlighting your skills, capabilities and experience. 

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For an informal discussion please contact Jane Stark (Service Manager CWD Resources) on mobile: 07973 324737 or email jane.stark@surreycc.gov.uk  

We look forward to receiving your CV and personal statement. 

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The job advert closes on Friday 6th November 2020.

Interviews are scheduled to be undertaken week commencing 16th November 2020.

Please note that interviews may be organised remotely or face to face (based on latest government guidance). 

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 26 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. 

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