Adults Occupational Therapist - Woking
GBP32,839 per annum 36 hours per week based at Woking Borough Council Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking Surrey GU21 6YL
Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, 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.
Our Adult Social Care Locality team based at Woking is looking for Qualified Occupational Therapist to join their friendly, dynamic team.
You will have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients who have differing needs. Clients may experience a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment, mental health or be an older person.
This diverse role will facilitate your development and equip you with a 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 professional experience of, major adaptations, reablement skills gain programs, 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, assistant social care practitioners and reablement personnel. 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.
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. We invest in our staff by offering a large variety of training courses. Through training and experience, you will be equipped with transferable skills to facilitate your continuing professional development and provide potential for on-going career development.
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 social care 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.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification. We look forward to receiving your application.
For an informal discussion contact Carolyn Griffiths on
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 24 September 2017
Interviews will take place on 6th October 2017.