The starting salary for this position is £35,382 per annum based on a 36 hour working week.
As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices and working remotely from home.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” – our philosophy.
“Don’t think outside the box; think like there is no box” – our practise.
It is this philosophy and practise, along with our resilience, solution focused and forward-thinking approach that have set the Reigate and Banstead Adult Social Care Locality team apart. Our 5 Steps Programme and its impact locally and across the UK, have resulted in two articles in the OT News Magazine (May 2020 and May 2021). Since publication, 52 teams across the UK have contacted our team to explore how this framework may be implemented to change their services and to manage the pressures of front-line work. Following the articles, we have also been shortlisted in the LGC Awards for our contribution to the Health and Social Care sector.
Due to career progression, we now have a vacancy and are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking and empathetic Qualified Occupational Therapist to join our evolving, friendly and dynamic team.
You will join a supportive, skilled and creative team with a strong moral; believing in servant leadership to enable you to become the best you can be. In return, we expect you to have good work ethics, be honest, reliable and able to apply sound and solid clinical reasoning to provide a service we all can be proud of. 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.
You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients who have differing and/or complex needs by using a strength based approach. Clients may be elderly and frail, experience a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment, or have mental ill health. 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 legislation underpinning, and build your confidence and professional experience of, equipment, including specialist equipment, major adaptations and moving and handling risk assessments and intervention, with the aim of supporting and empowering our clients to live meaningful lives within the community.
Joining us, you would be part of a multi skilled team which includes; social workers, occupational therapists, nurses and assistant social care practitioners. 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. In addition to peer support, we provide the practical tools you need to manage your work. You will not be expected to work in isolation, however, we aim to equip you to work autonomously and with confidence.
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. For newly qualified OTs, we offer a supportive preceptorship programme. In addition, we are open to flexible working patterns which may support your work-life balance.
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 long term 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
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.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 06.12.2021 with interviews to follow.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Jone Vosloo on 0796 8833 860.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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.