Adults Occupational Therapist - Dorking
* Salary:£34,688 per annum
* Category:Occupational Therapy
* Contract type:Permanent
* Working hours:36
* Posted on:11 September 2019
* Closing date:29 September 2019
* Directorate:Health,Wellbeing & ASC
* Location:Mole Valley District Council Office, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ
£34,688 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Mole Valley District Council Office, Pippbrook, Dorking, RH4 1SJ.
This is a full time position but part-time applications will be considered.
NB: Applications from Newly Qualified Occupational Therapists will also be considered. However, if successful at interview, will be appointed at PS8SC grade with a current fixed salary of £32,251. At this level you would be required and supported to complete your preceptorship.
Please note, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
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 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service (pro-rata for part-time staff), 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.
About the role
Mole Valley Adult Social Care Locality team is looking for a Qualified Occupational Therapist to join our 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, 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. Therefore a full UK driving licence and access to a car is essential.
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.
In addition to training, we are a supportive team who offer informal supervision on a daily basis and regular formal supervision. You will not be expected to work in isolation; however, we aim to equip you to work autonomously and with confidence. We welcome new ideas and we value members of the team who take initiative within the safe boundaries of our policies and procedures.
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 and become the best you can be.
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.
If you would like to apply please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:
* Experience of working within a social care or community focused multi-disciplinary setting that provides care, support and advice to meet people's social care needs
* Ability to complete person centred and proportionate OT assessments including moving and handling risk assessments
* Familiarity with moving and handling equipment such as hoists and stand aids
* An in-depth knowledge of medical conditions and the likely impact on the individual and be able to demonstrate 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.
* A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.
For more information please find attached to the bottom of this advert a full job description and person specification.
For an informal discussion contact Rosalind Wall on [Click here to apply]
We look forward to receiving your application.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 29th September 2019.
Interviews will take place on 9th October 2019.
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