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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 13/10/2019.

Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 150-3957-CWS-A

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Occupational Therapy
Crawley Child Development Centre, Crawley Hospital, Crawley and Haywards Heath
£24,214-£30,112 pa (pro rata)

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
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  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

A rare opportunity has arisen for a committed and passionate clinician looking to join a highly experienced and specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapy service covering Mid Sussex and the Crawley/Horsham area. We are looking for a Band 5 OT with an interest in developing their skills within the paediatric arena. Specialist training and development will be available for the successful candidate.

This is a community post where the post holder will hold a caseload of children and young people with neurological and developmental conditions. The post holder will develop their skills with carrying out assessments and interventions for children with a variety of clinical conditions and develop interventions that can be administered by parents, education staff and technical instructors.

You will work closely with the child, their family, and other professionals involved in their care. We are committed to multidisciplinary working and contribute to specialist clinics, so excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential to this post. You will also be responsible for contributing to the development of children's services alongside colleagues within the team including Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Specialist Nurses, Early Years Practitioners and Paediatricians.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate clinical skills gained through previous OT experience. It would be beneficial for the candidate to have previous paediatric experience through practice placements. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work independently, have excellent organisation/time management skills and be enthusiastic in participating in service development. Regular supervision will be provided by senior staff.

As this is a community post a car owner/driver essential.

We are committed to CPD, offering a variety of training opportunities within the service.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Watson - Clinical Service Manager - 07786 535859

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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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