Are you a Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist, or soon to be qualified?
Surrey County Council’s Adult Social Care Service is looking for enthusiastic Newly Qualified Occupational Therapists (NQOTs) to join our Adult Social Care Teams. We are looking for newly qualified professionals who share the same values and ethos as we do. We want Occupational Therapists who believe it is important to promote people’s independence and wellbeing through personalised care and support that focuses on their strengths, the outcomes they want to achieve and enables choice and control.
As an Occupational Therapist with Surrey County Council you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals with differing needs. The role is diverse and provides you with an opportunity to develop new and existing skills. You can put into practice the knowledge and skills you have learnt at University and build your professional experience of equipment provision, major adaptations, and moving and handling risk assessments with the aim of supporting and empowering our clients to live meaningful lives within the community.
We recognise that Newly Qualified Occupational Therapists need an additional period of support in their transition into practice. We have developed a preceptorship programme which is designed to help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence as an Occupational Therapist working within Adult Social Care.
For your first year in practice, our established Preceptorship programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop your professional identity as an Occupational Therapist. Our preceptorship forum groups will offer you networking opportunities and regular meetings with the other Newly Qualified Occupational Therapists. Your professional development will be reviewed at regular intervals enabling you to receive feedback about your practice as you progress through the year. The programme offer also includes protected development time, a protected caseload and an enhanced frequency of supervision. All of which, support you to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence as you transition into practice within an adult social care setting.
We are excited to be able to offer a number of NQOT posts across the county. We have teams based in the following locations: Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Addlestone, Ashford, Epsom, Esher, Dorking, Reigate and Oxted and Camberley.
To be shortlisted to interview, your CV must clearly evidence the following:
- You are currently on course to successfully complete the final year of an Occupational Therapy Degree, or you have successfully completed an Occupational Therapy Degree within the last two years
- You hold a full valid UK driver's license and have access to a vehicle
- You have fully answered the supplementary questions in your application
- You have current HCPC registration to practice as an Occupational Therapist, or you will register for HCPC registration upon completion of your Occupational Therapy degree
Successful applicants may have the opportunity to work in an unqualified social care post prior to registration with HCPC.
You can submit your CV by clicking the 'apply' button below.
For more information, please see the full job description attached below.
If you would like an informal discussion about the opportunities with Surrey, please contact our Practice Development Team by e-mail email@example.com and one of our team will give you a call back.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on Sunday 25 April 2021.
Interviews are provisionally scheduled to be held between 17th and 28th May 2021.
Please note that we are currently undertaking remote interviews, via MS Teams. This is a temporary measure put in place during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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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