Surrey County Council
This role has a starting salary of £50,942 per annum, based on a 36-hour working week.
We are excited to be hiring a new Assistant Team Manager – Occupational Therapist to join our fantastic Mole Valley team. The team is based in Mole Valley District Council, in Dorking in Surrey. This is a brilliant opportunity to lead a committed and supportive team of Occupational Therapists.
The role of the Occupational Therapy team is well established and the strengths that they bring to Adult Social Care are acknowledged within the whole team and by senior management. There is a strong emphasis on supporting, developing and encouraging each team member to achieve and fulfil their potential.
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About the Team
Mole Valley team is a dynamic team offering the very best service to our residents. All our staff receive regular supervision and there are always experienced staff available to provide advice and guidance. The team sets great store by being responsive and strengths-based in supporting residents to reach excellent outcomes. Our culture is one of nurturing and support, alongside achieving high standards in the work that we do.
About the Role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist with demonstrable experience as well as the ability to work autonomously and under pressure. This will involve managing a team of approximately 10 Occupational Therapy staff, ensuring that Occupational Therapy duty is managed and throughput via allocations is prioritised and operates efficiently.
You will ensure that Occupational Therapy reviews are completed in a timely manner and that Occupational Therapists respond effectively and appropriately to complex and urgent requests from both within and outside the team.
The ability to be able to make difficult and challenging decisions and support staff with advice and information is essential. We aim to ensure that all our residents have a positive experience when our Occupational Therapists work with them.
You will form part of our Management Team which consists of a Senior Manager, Team Manager, Duty ATM, ATM, Safeguarding Advisor and Senior Practice Lead. Within the management function there will be some work across the team as a whole, which consists of Social Workers, Social Care Assistants, Safeguarding practitioners and Admin staff as well as the Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants.
To be considered for shortlisting for this position, your application will clearly evidence the following:
You must also 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.
For an informal discussion please contact the team manager, Louise Byrne by e-mail at and/or telephone at .
The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/02/2024 with interviews planned for the week commencing 19/02/24.
We look forward to receiving your application, please click on the apply online button below to submit.
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