The starting salary for this position is £40,227 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
As a senior member of the team, you will conduct holistic assessments of social care needs and planning support across a dedicated caseload. In all that you do, you’ll promote independence, choice and control. You will take every opportunity to support and develop those around you. Working closely with families, carers and care workers, you’ll play a vital role in supporting people from diverse backgrounds, with a wide range of needs.
You’ll need to be a professionally qualified and registered Occupational Therapist with excellent supervisory skills and a proactive, person-centred approach to your work. Substantial post-registration experience of complex casework and risk assessment is crucial. Knowledge of social care policy and legislation is essential, as is a background in working directly with people with variable, unstable or challenging social care needs. The ability to get the best out of others and work collaboratively with partner agencies is equally important and you should have outstanding assessment skills.
Surrey County Council offers competitive benefits and ongoing training, the stability of full-time or part-time, permanent work and, of course, the opportunity to help create one of the best Occupational Therapy services in the country.
Successful applicants will be skilled at communicating and working with people with social care needs and have experience of visiting them in their own homes or their care setting. You will be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments. You will have well developed skills in professional assessment and risk assessment, excellent communication skills and the ability to work professionally in a multidisciplinary / multi-agency context.
You will need to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- An ability to undertake moving & handling assessments; major adaptation assessments for the Disabled Facilities Grant; and knowledge of specialist equipment
- Knowledge of support planning and carers assessments
- Flexibility to work across Runnymede Locality in the Borough of Runnymede, Surrey
- An Occupational Therapy degree/registration with HCPC/current M&H training
- Car driver is essential together with a valid UK licence and access to a vehicle
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 16th May 2021.
Interviews will take place week commencing 24th May 2021.
For an informal discussion please contact Jo Newton on 01932 794800.
We look forward to receiving your application which should include your CV and personal statement tailored for the Senior Occupational Therapist role. Please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.
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.