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Senior Occupational Therapist - Paediatrics, Band 6

Job Reference: 184-KMPGEN.21

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Paediatric Occupational Therapist to work as part of a friendly, highly specialised team in the Integrated Therapy Service (ITS) for Children and Young People within Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The post is in the Mendip Team and will involve a mixed caseload in Frome and the surrounding area.

The service comprises Paediatric Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists as well as Therapy Support Practitioners and Administrators.

The service is delivered by four integrated therapy teams working geographically across Somerset in clinics, schools, children’s centres, other preschool settings and family homes. We have a close working partnership with education and with health colleagues in other services. The post will involve working with children and young people aged 0-19 years old.

A post in the ITS provides the opportunity to develop integrated working with colleagues from Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy as well as ongoing professional development as an Occupational Therapist. There are lots of opportunities to become involved with supervision, taking students, service improvement projects etc.

We provide regular supervision from more experienced Occupational Therapists, including Clinical Leads, as appropriate to the post.

We are looking to hold the interviews on week commencing: 23rd September - however, the interview date will be confirmed after the closing date.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Please do feel free to contact us for further information or a general chat.

Please contact:

Ruth Wood, Team Manager, ITS Mendip, on 01749 836691

If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits including, excellent annual leave entitlement, relocation package – up to £8,000 (Subject to eligibility), and many more - please visit our 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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