Sector: Health Care
Consultant: Lauren Bishop
Salary: £39270 - £39270
Job Status: Contract / Full Time
Adults Senior Occupational Therapist (Fixed Term/Secondment) – £39,270 – 36 hours a week – Epsom
About the Team:
- Surrey County Council are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join one of their Adult Social Services locality teams.
About the Role:
- To provide a professional Occupational Therapy service to adults their families and carers living in Surrey in line within the requirements of the Care Act.
- Engage with individuals, families, groups and communities to assess and intervene and using professional judgement employ a range of interventions promoting choice, control and independence.
- The role holder will assist individuals, carers and families to develop proportionate support plans, including specialist equipment, adaptations, carer training, and skills gain and risk management programmes, to meet identified needs using local authority funding and the Disabled Facilities Grant process where eligible. Advice and support may need to be sought in more complex cases.They will ensure that as part of the assessment NHS Continuous Healthcare is considered for all individuals.
- They will actively promote wellbeing and independence by completing complex occupational assessments, identifying client centred SMART goals, and defining practice schedules for Reablement Assistants to implement.
Requirements for the Role:
- Relevant professional qualification and Health and Care Professions Council registration where required.
- Up to date working knowledge of relevant national and local policy and statutory guidance and legislation in relation to the provision of social care services.
- Sound knowledge of social care processes and responsibilities in line with personalisation, self directed support and person centred planning.
- An understanding of the principles of confidentiality and information governance and how these apply to social care.
- An understanding of diversity and how it affects practice.
- Ability to communicate appropriately and in a timely way with individuals, carers families, other professionals and team members which is clear, fluent, concise and jargon free and in a courteous calm and professional manner. This includes both verbal and written communication.
- Ability to routinely explain professional reasoning, judgements and decisions made and record these in a clear concise way.
- Ability to write assessment documents, letters, emails and reports in a way that is clear and easily understood by anyone reading them.
- Ability to co-operate and work well with others, support colleagues both within and outside of the team and contribute to the successful achievement of team goals, sharing information and learning whilst supporting others.
- Competent in the use of basic IT skills.
- Competent in the use of basic numeracy skills with the ability to understand and explain basic cost information.
- Ability and willingness to develop effective professional reflective supervision skills to support less experienced qualified staff.
- Surrey has both urban and rural areas and Occupational Therapists will be expected to have a valid driving licence to drive in the UK and access to a vehicle.
If you meet the requirements for this role, please take the opportunity to apply.