The salary for this role is £32,896 per annum for working 36 hours per week.
As part of our greener future strategies and our commitment to creating a healthy work-life balance, we welcome a conversation with you regarding our remote working options. Remote working to us is a balance of spending time in our communities, our offices, and working from home or wherever works best.
We currently have the following Newly Qualified registered Occupational Therapist vacancies in our Adult Social Care teams in North West Surrey:
- 1 x full-time position based at Spelthorne Locality Team, Ashford Office, Stanwell Road, Ashford, TW15 3DU.
- 1 x full-time position based at Surrey Heath Locality Team, Surrey Heath Borough Council Offices, Surrey Heath House, Knoll Road, Camberley, GU15 3HD.
Applicants must hold a valid driving licence and have access to a car.
We are looking for enthusiastic Newly Qualified registered Occupational Therapists who share the same values and ethos as we do. If you are an Occupational Therapist who believes in the importance of promoting people’s independence and wellbeing through personalised care and support that focuses on their strengths, enables choice and control, and prioritises the outcomes they want to achieve then we’d be excited to hear from you.
As an Occupational Therapist within Surrey County Council you will have the opportunity to work with a variety of individuals with differing needs. The role is diverse and provides you with an opportunity to develop new and existing skills. You can put into practice the knowledge and skills you have learnt at University and build your professional experience of equipment provision, major adaptations, and moving and handling risk assessments with the aim of supporting and empowering our clients to live meaningful lives within the community.
We recognise that newly qualified Occupational Therapists need an additional period of support in their transition into practice. We have developed a preceptorship programme which is designed to help you develop your knowledge, skills and confidence as an Occupational Therapist working within Adult Social Care.
For your first year in practice, our established preceptorship programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop your professional identity as an Occupational Therapist. Our preceptorship forum groups will offer you networking opportunities and regular meetings with the other NQOTs. Your professional development will be reviewed at regular intervals enabling you to receive feedback about your practice as you progress through the year. The programme offer also includes protected development time, a protected caseload, and an enhanced frequency of supervision, all of which support you to develop your knowledge, skills and confidence as you transition into practice within an Adult Social Care setting.
To be shortlisted to interview, your CV must clearly evidence the following:
- You have successfully completed an Occupational Therapy Degree within the last two years.
- You hold a full valid UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.
- You have current HCPC registration to practice as an Occupational Therapist.
In your personal statement, please answer the following:
- What did you learn from your placements or previous work that you can bring to work in Adult Social Care?
- What appeals to you about working for Surrey County Council Adult Social Care?
- What three key skills or strengths do you have that support your application?
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 and detachable keyboard, enabling staff to access systems such as LAS when working with clients. The new devices will allow staff to change the way they work, helping you to avoid unnecessary travel, be more agile, and reduce the need to return to the office between visits.
At Surrey, our values and behaviours are just as important as our skills and abilities. They shape who we are as an organisation. Find out more about the values we follow.
For more information please find the full job description below and refer to this before submitting your application. We also invite you to read our Life at Surrey handbook to see insights of the culture at Surrey and how as a valued employee, you can help shape our Council.Additional Information
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 31st July 2022.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be considered on a first come, first served basis. We will contact you to arrange an interview if you have been shortlisted.
For an informal discussion please contact:
- Jo Newton on 01932 794390 for Spelthorne Locality Team.
- Samantha Whitehead on 01276 800205 for Surrey Heath Locality Team.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, 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.