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Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 449-CSP148

Solent NHS Trust
Child and Families
£26,565 - £35,577

We are currently seeking to recruit a motivated, enthusiastic Occupational Therapist (OT) who is keen on working with children/young people with mental health needs and/or behavioural difficulties and their families as part of our QNCC ‘Excellent’ Accredited CAMHS-Learning Disabilities and CDC Team in Portsmouth and South-East Hampshire.

Sensory Integration is an integral part of the work you would be expected to complete, and to support the post holder with this we would be happy to offer funding for training if this qualification is not part of your current skill set.

If you have a strong interest in working with children with Learning Disabilities and other complex needs, have excellent communication skills, can work alongside a multitude of different disciplines with the client in the centre and you hold the relevant qualifications/ skills, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Working for Solent NHS Trust comes with additional benefits:

As part of our commitment to ensuring our staff feel valued, we work in conjunction with Health Service discounts Health Service to give staff access to a wide range of discounts. Other individual discounts offered to our staff are included in the weekly newsletter, and added to our intranet, as and when they become available.

Employee Assistance Programme: this service provides staff with a free and confidential helpline, unlimited access to advice, information and face-to-face counselling support, where required. The service is designed to help staff deal with a range of problems either at work or in their personal lives.

Holiday Entitlement: We offer a generous holiday allowance of 27 days per year, plus eight general and public holidays. You can calculate your holiday allowance by using our annual leave calculator on the Recruitment section of the Managers toolkit on the intranet.

Child care Vouchers: Staff have the opportunity to cut the price of their childcare by having the costs of childcare vouchers deducted from their salary. These vouchers offer great benefits to staff with savings on tax and national insurance contributions.

Portsmouth is located within the county of Hampshire which is a beautiful county with excellent transport network linking with the neighbouring counties of Surrey, Wiltshire, Berkshire and Sussex. It is the third largest shire county in the UK and the largest county in South East England. It has many tourist attractions such as the historical Cathedral City of Winchester, National Parks in the New Forest and the South Downs and two of the largest ports (Southampton and Portsmouth) in England, to name a few.

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. In order to keep administration costs to a minimum, the receipt of your application will not be acknowledged. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected. Applicants from the Solent NHS Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post. Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products

Note to vacancy advertisers: Solent NHS Trust operates a strict process regarding the advertising of vacancies, details of which may only be reproduced with the written permission of the person authorised by the Trust to place the advert. Any orders obtained via unsolicited routes (including individuals not so authorised) will not be paid and the circumstances will be reported to the Trust’s Local Counter Fraud Specialist.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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