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Children's Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 074-A-21-18289

CSH Surrey
children and families
£25,655 -£31,534

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy.

CSH Surrey are part of the NHS and are Surrey’s largest and longest established NHS community services provider, so our 1500+ employees get NHS pay and pensions, and also receive the Fringe ‘High Cost Allowance’ of 5%.

Our staff enjoy excellent training and development opportunities, including the care certificate, apprenticeships, numeracy and literacy courses, access to the Nursing Associate programme, and a wide variety of management and leadership courses and programmes.

We CARE about our staff though through our values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. Our active employee council called The Voice, elect employee representatives to ensure colleagues' voices are heard at Board level.

Click the link in the box CSH Surrey - A great place to work and read everything you need to know about joining our unique organisation and click the iWantGreatCare link to read our patient feedback.

If you are a passionate, person-focused individual then apply to join CSH Surrey today!

Children’s Occupational Therapist – Band 5

Hours: 37.5 hours

(part time hours will be considered -0.6wte or above )

Based at either; Jarvis Centre, Stoughton Road, Guildford Surrey GU1 1LG


Farnham Centre for Health, Hale Road, Farnham Surrey GU9 9QS

Do you want to:

• Be an integral member of a dedicated team?

• Join a forward thinking, innovative organisation which puts its children at the centre of care?

• Contribute to the provision of high-quality care within the local community?

At Children and Family Health Surrey we recognise the importance of professional development. When you join our therapy team you can expect to receive regular clinical supervision, attend professional forums, participate in evidence-based review sessions, access coaching and mentoring. In addition, we have access to a wide range of internal training and application opportunities for external courses essential to practice. You will be supported to develop and progress your career using tools such as a professional development framework.

Therapists at CSH Surrey are integral to our workforce, they are highly valued, and we offer term as and conditions under Agenda for Change. We can offer flexible working and we are 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.


Experience of working with children, young people and families with or without disabilities is desirable but not essential, so if you are looking for a change or are newly qualified, we recognise that transferable skills are a valuable asset.

We will also support return to practise candidates.


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.


You will work within community settings including nurseries and schools, seeing children within their occupational environment. You will deliver activities integral to the Occupational Therapy process, including assessment, equipment recommendation, advice and training, group and workshop facilitation and individual therapy. We are a proactive service responsive to best practice evidence, we deliver services targeted at the whole population supporting early year’s settings, schools, and parents to meet a range of needs.


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 everyday living at home, nursery, or school and in leisure pursuits. 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: Madri Morley OT Clinical Team lead- SW Quadrant

Core Hours: 8.00-17.00 Tues, Wed and Thurs

Tel: 01483 362591 Farnham Centre for Health, Hale Road, Farnham

01483 3662597 - Jarvis Centre, Guildford

Mob: 07824351078


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.

Here at CSH Surrey we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets).

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We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

If you have any other questions please don't hesitate to contact us: Telephone: 01483 362988. Email:

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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