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Children's Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 150-SF4246-CWS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Children's Occupational Therapist
Seaside View CDC, Brighton General Hospital, Brighton

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
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

We are a progressive and innovative team who provide services to children in Brighton and Hove.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Children's Occupational Therapist to join our team of dedicated therapists, based at Seaside View Child Development Centre in Brighton General Hospital. It offers the chance to be part of a forward-thinking, multidisciplinary service. This is a community post, with a caseload of children and young people with neurological and developmental conditions. The post holder will be responsible for carrying out assessments and providing interventions or strategies for children and families within the community and within the Child Development Centre.

You will work closely with the child, family and other professionals involved in their care including Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Paediatricians and Specialist Nurses. You will also be expected to work closely with our colleagues in education. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are therefore essential to this post.

The post holder will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of children's services alongside the Band 7 Occupational Therapists, the Professional Lead and the Clinical Service Manager, and you will have responsibility for supervision of designated staff. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Band 5 or a Band 6 wishing to expand or develop their skills within a paediatric setting. Candidates must be able to demonstrate clinical skills gained through previous OT experience.

The successful candidate will also have the ability to work independently in the community, have excellent organisation/time management skills. Candidates are required to have current HCPC registration. We offer excellent training opportunities including access to external courses, in-service training, supervision and clinical support from the Countywide Paediatric Professional Lead. You will be expected to help and support other staff such as Technical Instructors and students.

The ability to travel independently is essential as you will need to visit nurseries, schools and children’s homes. The candidate will therefore need to have access to their own transport.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Nicola Hoyle - Clinical Service Manager

Mobile: 07827 936863


Vanessa Sharp

Mobile 07768 278940

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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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