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- Godalming, UK
- Full-time employment
- Posted on 09 Nov, 2018
- Start date:
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- £ 39,270.0 per year
Surrey County Council is committed to the development of its workforce and as such this role is only available to applicants who already work for Surrey County Council. We thank you for your interest in Surrey County Council and would encourage you to review our current vacancies which are available to all.
This role is a full time position. £39,270 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Waverley Borough Council offices, The Burys, Godalming, GU7 1HR.
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.
About the Role
There’s never been a more exciting time to join Adult Social Care in Surrey County Council. We’ve had a major review of how we work and are currently implementing these changes.
A new approach for Adult Social Care in Surrey means new opportunities for you to deliver better services to more people than ever before, we’ve refreshed our Occupational Therapy service.
We’ve refocused our services too – putting reablement right at the front of our agenda. Solid foundations are in place, and we have a clear view of what we want to achieve, and what we want to become. Join us now, and you’ll get to be part of the journey right from the start.
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.
In addition to holding a complex caseload, the successful applicant will also have a lead role for OT within the duty team, and undertake reviews of high cost support plans with a focus on implementing single-handed care solutions wherever possible.
You give us your best, and we’ll give you ours. This means competitive benefits and ongoing training. The stability of full-time or part-time, permanent work and, of course, the opportunity to help create one of the best Occupational Therapy services in the country.
Successful applicants will be skilled at communicating and working with people with social care needs and have experience of visiting them in their own homes or their care setting. You will be confident and competent in working with people with a variety of physical and cognitive impairments. You will have well developed skills in professional assessment and risk assessment, excellent communication skills and the ability to work professionally in a multidisciplinary / multi-agency context.
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:
- An ability to undertake moving & handling assessments; major adaptation assessments for the Disabled Facilities Grant; and knowledge of specialist equipment
- Knowledge of support planning and carers assessments
- Flexibility to work across the County of Surrey and also visit placements across the county
- An Occupational Therapy degree / registration with HCPC / current M&H training
- Car driver is essential with full UK driving licence
- 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.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11th November 2018.
Interviews will take place during week commencing 19th November 2018.
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 2 months from your interview date.
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