The starting salary for this role is £46,634 per annum for working 36 hours per week. This is a 12-month secondment / fixed term contract.
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.
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We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner (Assistant Team Manager equivalent scale) who is a specialist in the field of Occupational Therapy and can demonstrate a high level of understanding and commitment to strength-based practice and the personalisation agenda. You will provide clinical supervision to the occupational therapists in the team as well as carry a small case load of complex cases. You will also be able to demonstrate an applied knowledge of the Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and NHS Continuing Healthcare National Framework. You will also have excellent Safeguarding knowledge and skills.
You will be an excellent communicator who can demonstrate the skills and ability to manage and support the day-to-day responses of the occupational therapists in a busy and dynamic team, to include prioritising daily challenges effectively.
Confident in making sound practice decisions that respond flexibly and quickly to changing needs and emergencies that arise in the community, you will also be able to develop effective partnership relationships with individuals, carers and families including forming positive relationships with other professionals, particularly in the NHS.
You will support the team manager to deliver high quality personalised adult social care with a clear strength-based agenda. You will line manage and be responsible for the supervision of both qualified occupational therapists and unqualified staff within the team, managing safeguarding concerns and ensuring that they are followed through as appropriate. You must also be able to demonstrate an applied and effective knowledge of safeguarding procedures and be able to evidence this within your work. This will compliment your extensive experience, up to date theory and knowledge of legislation to enhance practice, procedures and policies. You will also be committed to promoting innovation and introducing new ways of working from recognised sites of excellence.
Through all that you do you will demonstrate your commitment to supporting carers and to providing management that supports and promotes Surrey County Council’s equality and diversity policy.
To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:
- That you are a qualified Occupational Therapist, have current professional registration with the relevant registration authority and adhere to their standards for conduct, performance, and ethics.
- Significant post qualification experience at a senior occupational therapist level.
- Experience in leading and developing occupational therapists within the service to improve practice and work collaboratively.
- Can provide highly specialist advice to occupational therapists, healthcare professionals, other agencies, service users and carers/relatives.
- Sharing best practice theories of specialist areas.
- Are competent in the use of a wide range of equipment and providing advanced clinical reasoning to complex solutions.
- Competent in areas of moving and handling, DFG processes, seating.
- Advanced Occupational Therapy Skills for working with clients with a range of complex conditions and will be a resource to advise, train and teach specialist skills to colleagues within the wider therapy team.
- A key accountability of the role is developing best practice and therefore applicants must be able to demonstrate evidence of providing effective professional clinical supervision to occupational therapists and less experienced colleagues.
- A willingness and ability to travel across Surrey in accordance with the demands of the work and job profile.
- Your range of IT skills to a competent level as well as a willingness to learn to use a variety of software systems.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 7th August 2022.
Interviews will take place on 22nd August 2022.
This is a 12-month secondment / fixed term contract.
For internal candidates interested in a secondment opportunity, please discuss with your Line Manager before submitting your application.
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.
For an informal discussion please contact Garry Probert-Briggs on 07973 879960 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, 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.