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Band 5 - Children's Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 074-A-21-14330

CSH Surrey
The White House, Addlestone
£24,907 - £30,615 + 5% HCA per annum, pro-rata

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Children’s Occupational Therapist – Band 5

Hours: Full time - 37.5 hours

Base: Addlestone or Camberley or Woking

Do you want to:

  • Develop a career in Children’s OT or pursue a change in specialism?
  • Are you a return to practice OT looking for a fresh start or way back into children’s services?
  • Join a service that is at the forefront of evidence based practice and leading in contemporary OT approaches across health and education?
  • Contribute to the provision of high quality care within the local community?

Children and Family Health Surrey provides a dynamic and forward thinking community OT service, we are seeking to recruit to a post that will offer the opportunity to blend community and School Based practice, under the guidance of lead OTs who are directly involved with the RCOT & CYPF. Our service values skill development, continuing professional development as well as providing opportunities for all team members to have a direct contribution to shaping and developing the service that they provide. We are excited to offer an opportunity to a B5 candidate who has ambitions to begin or shift their career toward providing a high quality service to the children, young people and families of Surrey

The post will have a strong emphasis on development and regular supervision will be made available as will the opportunity to attend in-service as well as external training. The service has a strong focus on leadership and mentoring and also promotes peer supervision at all levels of experience. Therapists at CSH Surrey are encouraged to develop a broad skill mix as well as being able to focus on areas of interest in practice, engage in projects that support development of service pathways and review the use of evidence in practice.

Team members are integral to our workforce, they are highly valued and we offer the same benefits that substantive staff receive; such as annual leave, high cost area allowance, expenses and the NHS pension scheme. We can offer flexible working and will be positive in our approach to supporting individuals to have a good work life balance .

Within easy reach of London, Surrey offers the balance between city and countryside all accessible via major road networks M25, M23, A3 and M3.

We welcome applications from newly qualified therapists as well as those who are seeking a change of specialism, therefore experience of working with children is desirable but not essential.

This post will offer the successful candidates the opportunity to work alongside our supportive team of experienced therapists and assistants in providing a high quality occupation based provision to children aged 0-19 years,who have a variety of conditions, including Cerebral Palsy, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and learning difficulties.

The post holder will enjoy a varied caseload, practicing occupation-focused therapy in a wide range of community settings such as Schools & Nurseries, community health settings as well as home environments. OT practice at CSH is guided by providing a function-focused and strongly evidenced based practice that supports children and young people to engage with their necessary and chosen occupations with independence, dignity and success. Our service works in partnership with the local authority to ensure that Occupational Therapy provisions as part of the Education Health and Care Plans are delivered and managed effectively and efficiently. We share strong working relationships with our multi-disciplinary colleagues in Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy as well as Developmental Paediatricians, in addition to Educational Psychology and Early years services within Surrey County Council.


Due to the community nature of this post, candidates will need to be able to work independently, have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of the multidisciplinary team.

If you want to play a leading role in supporting children develop independence in being productive, managing self-care and enjoying play. You are organised and enjoy working as part of a team, you are passionate about delivering high quality, compassionate and sensitive care, we want to hear from you!

For further information on this post and to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Amy Hart - OT Clinical Team lead- NW Quadrant

Mobile: 07989673318

Tel: 01932 826 500

Employed by CSH Surrey as part of the Surrey-wide Children and Family Health Surrey service

Children and Family Health Surrey is the new, Surrey-wide NHS community health service for children and young people from birth up to 19 years of age (up to 25 for young adults with additional needs) and their parents and carers. It also provides some services in parts of North East Hampshire and Farnham.

By working together as one service, Children and Family Health Surrey will ensure children and young people continue to be at the centre of the care they receive as well as improve access to healthcare services across the county and in north east Hampshire and Farnham.

You will join a service that will be delivered through an exciting new partnership between three of Surrey’s established and respected community healthcare providers and employers: CSH Surrey and First Community Health and Care and Surrey’s mental health provider, Surrey and Borders NHS Foundation Trust. Together they provide a single community health service that includes health visiting, school-age nursing and immunisations, therapies (dietetics, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy), emotional wellbeing services and specialist health services for children with medical, physical and learning disability needs.

For the first time, Children and Family Health Surrey will bring together physical and emotional health services that are designed first and foremost around the needs of the children, young people and their families.

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