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Senior Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 824-CHD-5402-A

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Occupational Therapy
Child Development Team, London
£33,660 to £43,307 pa inc HCAS

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission and are ranked among top NHS employers. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Band 6 Children’s Occupational Therapist

WTE 1.0

Permanent post

Working in partnership with you: supporting children and young people to participate in what they need and want to do.

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and dynamic Paediatric Occupational Therapist to join our team. The Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy (CYPOT) service covers the Inner London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster. We operate across 3 sites within these Boroughs. CYPOT works collaboratively with children, their families and communities to promote participation in childhood occupations.

Within this role, you will independently manage a caseload of children and young people aged 0-19 across a variety of community and clinic settings, including mainstream and special schools. You will apply sound clinical reasoning skills and draw on a strong evidence base to support your interventions. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and liaise closely with colleagues in Health, Education and Social Care. You will have a role in supporting junior members of staff and students on practice placements.

The ideal candidate should have Paediatric Occupational Therapy experience, be able to plan and carry out function-focused assessments; plan motivating, goal and occupation-centered interventions, and evaluate outcomes effectively. They will have strong communication and time management skills, and contribute service development, and actively seek out opportunities for continuing professional development. An understanding of the SEN code of practice and Education, Health & Care Plans is essential to this role.

CLCH supports staff to develop strong leadership and clinical skills through regular supervision, performance appraisal, and internal and external Continuous Professional Development opportunities.

Just as we care about our patients’ wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:

  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London – (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • A fast-track 18 month rotational programme to move to progress your career here *T&C’s apply
  • Support with gaining your driving license *T&C’s apply
  • Car lease scheme *T&C’s apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

At CLCH we appreciate and are proud of the diversity in the communities we serve and the workforce we employ. Applications are open and welcome to anyone, regardless of your age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, and disability. We are proud to say that we follow the workforce race equality standard and 28% of our senior staff (8A and above) are from a BME background. CLCH also has active BME and LGBT networks.

Please be aware that all communications about this vacancy will be received to you via email and text message. Always check your inbox and junk mail folders and provide a UK mobile number if available.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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