Senior Occupational Therapist
GBP39,270 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Epsom Local Office, Epsom Town Hall, The Parade, Epsom, KT18 5BY
This post is offered as a 12 month fixed term contract / secondment opportunity for internal staff which could lead to a permanent appointment.
This is a full time role but part-time applications will be considered.
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, (pro-rata for part-time staff), local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff .
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.
This post is eligible for our existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme . (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff).
About the Role
Occupational therapists in Surrey County Council Adult Social Care provide a professional service to adults, their families and carers living in Surrey in line with the requirements of the Care Act.
In Adult Social Care we have 11 different localities teams. Each locality has a team of occupational therapists embedded within them, dedicated to promote wellbeing and working collaboratively between social workers, nurses and others.
As a senior member of the team, you will have an influence on the future development of the service. You'll bring our reablement ethos to life, leading 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 and carers, 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 OT with proven, excellent, supervisory skills and a proactive, person-centred approach to your work. A substantial contemporary post-registration track record, including routine 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 must have outstanding assessment skills.
You will need to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems.
If you would like to join us please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:
- You have a degree in Occupational therapy.
- You are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council.
- You have access to a vehicle which will allow you to travel as required.
We are dedicated to delivering strong support for our staff offering robust supervision, continued professional development and career development programmes to support you in your role.
If you would like to find out more first please find attached to this advert the full job description for the above role and an application pack which includes contact details and more information.
For an informal discussion please contact Katie Withers or Clare Hunt on