This role has a starting salary of £39,355 per annum, based on a 36 hour working week.
We are excited to be hiring a new Occupational Therapist (OT) to join our fantastic Woking Locality team. We offer hybrid working with the expectation that you would be in the office 2- 3 days per week.
'Surrey is a great place to work, offering a competitive salary and a variety of benefits. This is a varied and incredibly rewarding role. As a team we are very supportive with regular supervision and OT specific training on offer to help you with your continued CPD.' - Samantha Spanswick, Assistant Team Manager, Woking Locality Team.
We would love you to join us as we strive to best support our valued Surrey residents, ensuring no one is left behind.
Rewards and Benefits
- 26 days' holiday rising to 28 days after 2 years' service and 30 days after 5 years' service
- Option to buy up to 10 days of additional annual leave
- An extensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support health and wellbeing
- Up to 5 days of carer's leave per year
- Paternity, adoption and dependants leave
- A generous local government salary related pension
- Lifestyle discounts including gym, travel, shopping and many more
- 2 paid volunteering days plus 1 team volunteering day per year
- Learning and development hub where you can access a wealth of resources
About the Team
Based within North West Surrey, the Woking Locality Team has the largest area that provides Adult Social Care support, including holistic assessments to residents in Woking. We offer a wide range of interventions ranging from mobility assessments to seating to major adaptations and housing, amongst other things.
About the Role
Being an Occupational Therapist in our Woking Locality team 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.
Our Occupational Therapists have told us that career development is of huge importance to them. One step we have taken to help address this 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 Senior Occupational Therapists.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
- Professional qualification in Occupational Therapy and current registration with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
- Experience of working within a social care, health 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
- Knowledge of current legislation, including the Care Act and the Mental Capacity Act and its application to practice in a social care setting
Applicants must hold a valid Driving Licence to drive in the UK and have access to a car.
Please contact us for any questions relating to the role. This could be to discuss flexible working requests, transferable skills or any barriers to employment.
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 18th February with interviews planned for week commencing 26th February 2024.
We look forward to receiving your application and personal statement, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
Surrey County Council is proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. A guaranteed interview will be offered to all disabled applications where:
- The candidate has evidenced the minimum criteria for the role through their application
- The candidate has chosen to share that they have a disability on the application form
Our application form and onboarding process will provide an opportunity to request any reasonable adjustments for the interview and/or the role.
We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.