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Adults Senior Occupational Therapist - Esher

Job Description

Occupational therapists in Surrey County Council Adult Social Care provide a professional service to adults, their families and carers living in Surrey in line with the requirements of the Care Act.

In Adult Social Care we have 11 different localities teams. Each locality has a team of occupational therapists embedded within them, dedicated to promote wellbeing and working collaboratively between social workers, nurses and others.

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.

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 apply please submit your CV and personal statement clearly evidencing:

  • You have a degree in Occupational therapy
  • You are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council.
  • You have access to a vehicle which will allow you to travel as required.

We are dedicated to delivering strong support for our staff offering robust supervision, continued professional development and career development programmes to support you in your role.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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