Job Details £44,229 per annum for 36 hours per week based at Guildford BC, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford, GU2 4BB. Flexible working supported where possible, laptop and mobile supplied. 24 days annual leave, local government salary-related pension offered, discounted child care vouchers as well as the option to join the car lease scheme. For more information, please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff. An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role. This post is eligible for our existing employee Refer a Friend Scheme. (Please note this link will only work for internal members of staff). * About the Role This is an exciting opportunity to work within our Locality Team. Promoting choice and control is at the heart of everything we do. We are looking for an Assistant Team Manager (Occupational Therapist) who will be able to demonstrate a high level of understanding and commitment to the personalisation agenda and be able to demonstrate an applied knowledge of Adult Social Care legislation including the Mental Capacity Act and the NHS Continuing Healthcare National Framework. They will be an excellent communicator and demonstrate the skills and ability to manage and support the day to day running of a busy, dynamic team effectively prioritising daily challenges and expectations. They will be confident in making sound decisions that respond flexibly and quickly to changing needs that arise in a high pressure acute hospital environment. You will be able to develop effective partnership relationships with individuals, carers and families and positive relationships with professional health staff both within and outside the hospital. You will based in Guildford Locality Team supporting the manager to deliver high quality personalised adult social care and supporting timely, safe and effective hospital discharges. You must have significant post qualification experience, including some management experience in a social care setting, and be able to demonstrate good understanding of both the health and social care agendas. A key accountability of the role is developing staff practice and therefore applicants must be able demonstrate evidence of providing effective professional supervision to less experienced colleagues. You must also be able to demonstrate an applied and effective knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults’ procedures and be able to evidence this. You will have an understanding and commitment to supporting carers and a demonstrable commitment to providing management that supports and promotes Surrey County Council’s equality and diversity policy. Applicants must hold a professional social work, occupational therapy, nursing or other relevant allied health qualification, have completed any post qualification practice or training requirements and have current professional registration with their relevant registration authority. You will need to have competent IT skills and be able and willing to learn to use a variety of software systems. All short-listed applicants will be required to complete a basic IT skills test as part of the interview process. Applicants will need to have the willingness and ability to travel across Surrey in accordance with the demands of the work and the job profile. Please submit a CV and covering letter to be considered for this position. * Contact Details For an informal discussion contact Sam Scarborough / Zanna Barrett on 01483 517262 Additional Information The job advert closes at 23:59 on 25 September 2016. To come to work within the Guildford Locality would mean joining a vibrant team that supports staff to achieve their full potential. We pride ourselves on promoting staff from within the team encouraging both social workers and OT’s to work towards becoming seniors and social care assistants to senior social care assistants. We have also recently put a Social Care Assistant forward for social work training and promoted two Assistant Team Managers to Team Managers. In addition Guildford town centre is a great place to work with the office itself being on the banks of the River Wey and within 5 minute walking distance from the town centre which in addition to the main streets and alleys has a two-story shopping centre with direct access from the A3, A31, A3001.