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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 078-FC304

Employer:
First Community Health and Care
Department:
Children's Therapies Team
Location:
Redhill
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 +5% HCAS + Welcome benefit

First Community is rated Outstanding by CQC – making us one of the top 2% of organisations providing NHS care in the country.

Join a staff-owned social enterprise committed to providing first-rate care, through our first-rate people, offering first-rate value to our local community. We provide NHS Community services offering a friendly face with highly-rated, well run services, delivered by our skilled people.

First Community is a great place to work if you want to have a career where you feel supported to develop your potential.

We offer:

- High quality training and development including clinical supervision, mentorship, preceptorship support and career development

- Flexible working enabling you to have a good work life balance

- Inclusive and friendly rated as one of the best places to work in the NHS staff survey by colleagues working for First Community

- Well led our CQC inspection highlighted the quality of our leadership and management

- Flexible Retirement options including NHS Pensions

- Employee benefits including a car salary sacrific and child care vouchers.


Looking for a job in Surrey as an Occupational Therapist then join us at First Community Health and Care. 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 we recognise that transferable skills are a valuable asset to the team.

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 carry out essential roles within 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 needs pre- referral.

Due to the community nature of this post the candidates will need to have experience of independent working, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of the multidisciplinary team.  You will need to have experience or the capability to develop supervision skills to support junior staff.

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 your local community?

We can offer flexible working, training and development opportunities, a supportive supervision structure and much, much more.

Therapists at First Community Health and Care are integral to our workforce. They are highly valued and we offer NHS benefits such as annual Leave, high cost area allowance, expenses and the NHS pension scheme.

Car driver essential.

For further information on these posts and to arrange an informal visit, please contact: Louise Church OT Team Lead on 07855 089202

In summary 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 passion is delivering high quality, compassionate and sensitive care, we want to hear from you!

 

Employed by First Community Health and Care as part of the Surrey-wide Children and Family Health Surrey service

Children and Family Health Surrey is a 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.




Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website. Please note that this may not be applicable for all posts.

Our preferred method of contact is by email. Please check your email regularly following the closing date.

Successful candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

Recruitment and Retention Premium

Recruitment and Retention Premium applies to the following posts:

Health Visitors, Paediatric Therapists, Podiatrists, Audiologists, Continence Nurses, Identified areas for Band 5 & 6 Staff Nurses and District Nurses.

Successful applicants within the staff groups above will receive -

  • £1000 upon commencement (payable in your first months’ salary) then;

  • £1000 after 6 months service subject to satisfactory completion of your probationary period.

    Do note that repayment clauses apply - and will be provided, as required to the relevant post holders.

    Please note, due to high volumes of applicants, certain posts may close early. We recommend candidates apply early to avoid disappointment.


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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