Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Salary: £35,382 to £39,246 per annum

Hours: Full time and part time roles available

Contract: Permanent contract

Location: Various locations across Surrey

Website: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/jobs/search/details?id=6298



We are looking for enthusiastic and experienced qualified and registered Occupational Therapists.

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.

We are looking for the following:

  • Experience of working within a social care or community focused multi-disciplinary setting
  • Ability to complete person centred and proportionate OT assessments
  • Familiarity with moving and handling equipment such as hoists and stand aids
  • Knowledge of medical conditions and the likely impact 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.

From speaking to staff at workshops and engagement sessions, we learnt that career development is of huge importance to our current Occupational Therapists. One step we have taken to help address is to develop a ‘Senior Readiness Program’. This program is designed to support Occupational Therapists to develop their skills and experience so that they can progress to become a Senior Occupational Therapist

We also fully understand the challenges of day to day frontline social care work, therefore we are putting tools in place to improve your work/life balance and to try and make day to day tasks more manageable. We are currently rolling out hybrid devices which have a touch screen, detachable keyboard and will enable staff to access systems such as LAS when working with clients. The new devices will allow colleagues to change the way they work and to help avoid unnecessary travel.

The new hybrid devices will allow staff to change the way they work, allowing staff to be more agile and reduce the need to return to the office between visits etc.

We have roles based in the community (locality teams) and as well as specialist countywide teams such as our Learning Disability and Autism Team and Transition Team.

We have locality (community) teams based in the following towns: Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Addlestone, Ashford, Epsom, Esher, Dorking, Reigate and Oxted and Camberley.

Please submit your CV & personal statement by clicking the ‘apply’ button below.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

For an informal discussion please contact ASC Workforce Team by e-mail at ascworkforce@surreycc.gov.uk.