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Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Fixed Term

Job Reference: 449-CS952

Solent NHS Trust
North Hampshire Children’s Therapy Team
Aldershot and Basingstoke
£24,907- £37,890 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible and creative Occupational Therapist to work within a well-established, friendly and respected children’s therapy team based between Aldershot Centre for Health & Adelphi House in Basingstoke. This is a part time position for 22.5 hours p/week.

Solent NHS Trust is the provider of Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy to children and young people 0-19 years across the county of Hampshire including the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth. The Children’s Therapy service in the North of Hampshire is based over two sites, Aldershot Centre for Health and Adelphi House in BasingstokeThe Occupational Therapy service promotes participation and functional activity of children and young people with varying needs in home, nurseries, special school, mainstream school and clinic settings.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing specialist, evidence-based and outcome focused assessment and intervention. You will also support in the delivery of targeted interventions to parents and education settings to enable them to support children with additional needs. The team has a strong emphasis on occupationally focused, family centered and evidence based care and you will have the opportunity to gain skills in CO-OP, M-CIMT and Occupational Coaching.

Continuing professional development is actively supported via clinical supervision, annual personal development plans, in-service training and post graduate training. We encourage team members to become involved in service development.

Previous experience working with children and/or experience of community, learning disabilities or neurology in a qualified occupational therapy role is desirable for this post.

Please note that this is a community post and the successful applicant should ideally have their own transport (car).

This is a great opportunity for newly qualified Occupational Therapists to gain new experiences within Paediatric Therapies.

For further information on this post, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Hannah Yelling, OT Clinical Team Co-Ordinator on 07824300853


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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