Adults Occupational Therapist part-time - Esher

Surrey County Council
Esher, Surrey
11 Jun 2017
11 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

£16,419.50 per annum for 18 hours per week  (part time) based at Esher Local Office, Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, High Street, Esher, KT10 9SD.

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

Our Adult Social Care Locality team based in Elmbridge is looking for a part-time Qualified Occupational Therapist to join their friendly team.

If you would like the opportunity to work with a variety of clients who have differing needs, this could be for you. These clients may experience a learning disability, physical or sensory impairment, mental health or be an older person.

Are you looking to develop a range of skills to enable you to undertake frontline holistic occupational therapy practice within a social care setting, build your professional experience in major adaptations, reablement skills gain programs, moving and handling assessments with the aim of supporting our clients to live independently in the community.

Joining us, you would be part of a multi skilled team which includes; social workers, occupational therapists, assistant social Care practitioners and reablement personnel. As a team we provide support to vulnerable adults and their carers in a community based setting.

Part of your community based role would require you to carry out home visits within your locality area and on occasion travelling outside of the county. Some of these settings include  clients homes, residential care and nursing homes.

In return for your skills, we offer you a competitive starting salary equivalent to that of a band 6 OT in a health care setting, an 18 hours working week (part-time staff) with options for agile work practice with the tools to manage time his. You would receive on-going career development and training to support in your continuing professional 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.

Additional Information

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 2nd July 2017

Interviews will take place week on 14th July 2017.

Please do not apply if you have been unsuccessful at interview stage previously for this role for any team across Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council as your application will not be considered for 3 months from your interview date.

Equal Opportunities

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.