Occupational Therapist
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/483/12212
  • Published: Tue 16/02/2021, 14:04 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 21/03/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.0 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,382 per annum
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Guildford

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Occupational Therapist

Surrey County Council is an ambitious organisation, with a focus on standing up for the interests of Surrey residents, promoting independence and ensuring they get the services they need. At our very heart we are committed to improving outcomes for our most vulnerable residents, aiming to empower them to live healthy, active and fulfilling lives and providing everyone with the health and social care support they need to promote their independence.

As part of Surrey’s Transformation Project an exciting opportunity has arisen to create a Therapy Led Reablement Service, supporting the Health & Social Care Integration agenda.

We are looking for an innovative and passionate Reablement Occupational Therapist to work in our Guildford and Waverley Team to embed a therapy led, strength based, holistic approach to short term care delivery. Together with the support of the Leadership Team, you will have the opportunity to shape the future of this role!

You will have understanding and knowledge of short term, intermediate care and goal focused intervention. We’re looking for someone who can demonstrate their ability to complete holistic assessments and write client led skills gain programmes, whilst working collaboratively with colleagues in Reablement and our partners in home-based care to deliver personalised, strength based interventions.

In this role you will have the opportunity to build on or develop new supervisory, coaching and teaching skills with support from the Reablement Therapy Leads by taking on an advisory role with non-qualified staff, Newly Qualified OTs, students and Reablement colleagues.

In return, we can offer you the support you need to succeed; we are committed to your personal development with us and offer regular, high-quality supervision and training opportunities together with a number of staff benefits and well-being options.

It is an exciting time to work in the public sector, with great challenges each day but also real opportunities to shape something different. If you feel you have the right knowledge, skills and importantly, hold the right values and behaviours we want to hear from you!

Contact Details

For an informal discussion about the role or to learn more, please contact Mary Thorne by email at Mary.thorne1@surreycc.gov.uk.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 21.03.2021 with interviews to take place on 13th and 14th April.

As the service runs 7 days a week, participation in some form of on-call rota may be required as we continue to develop the roles.

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.

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