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Paediatric Band 7 Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 078-FC326

Employer:
First Community Health and Care
Department:
Children's Therapies Team
Location:
Redhill
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 per annum, pro rata + 5% HCAS

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.


Come join our friendly Children’s Occupational Therapist team. We’re within easy reach of London and Surrey offers the balance between city and countryside all accessible via major road networks M25, M23, A3 and M3.

This post will offer the successful candidates the opportunity to work within a supportive local team of therapists and assistants; and benefit from being part of the wider Surrey service with professional leadership and an impressive range of CPD opportunities. The service is for children aged 0-19 years,who have a variety of conditions, including Cerebral Palsy, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and learning difficulties.

You will have a senior role within the team, supporting the band 7 clinical team lead to develop the service. . You will need to have experience of leading projects, for example audit, service evaluation and service development and have skills in training, mentoring and supervising.

You will be working with a caseload based in community settings including nurseries, schools and special schools and units, seeing children within their occupational environment. Essential roles include assessment, equipment recommendation, advice and training, group and workshop facilitation and individual therapy. We follow best practice evidence and contribute to research to support the profession grow. 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 as well as being a car owner/driver.

Do you want to:
• Join a forward thinking, innovative team which puts families at the centre of care?
• Contribute to the provision of high quality dynamic Occupational Therapy delivery?

We can offer flexible working, training and development opportunities, a supportive supervision structure and a very friendly team environment.

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, and you want to deliver high quality, compassionate and sensitive care, we want to hear from you!




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, Ward based Occupational 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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