Specialist Occupational Therapist Paediatrics

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Per Annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
8 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated Occupational Therapist with paediatric or similar Occupational Therapy experience to join our new Community Health service in Merton Borough.

Your role will be to provide assessment, advice and treatment to children with a range of needs including physical disability, coordination disorders, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, global developmental delay and early years. Although community based, the role could also include work within the local specialist schools.

You will work closely with established multi-professional teams within Merton Community services and with outside services to deliver Occupational Therapy advice and treatment meeting the functional needs of children. You will have hadexperience of working with children in the community and or educational settings or similar and your communication and team working skills will be excellent.

We are committed to professional development and evidence-based practice, offering regular in-service training and peer group / one to one supervision. Internal and external courses are supported. You will be required to have at least 2 years' experience working as a practitioner with appropriate transferable skills working with children, engagement in post graduate training and education in areas related to working with either sensory integration disorders or Neuro developmental conditions is desirable.

Main duties of the job

To provide an Occupational Therapy Service to children and young people with complex needs with a Merton GP in accordance with the service specification in Merton Community, who experience difficulties in their functional abilities or skills development in the areas of self-care, productivity, and leisure. The post may include work in schools, clinics, and homes in accordance with the service level agreement for Merton Community Services

To contribute to the development of the community Occupational Therapy services for children and young people.

To meet the Health Education Health Care plan recommendations and provision for children and young people with SEND health needs

To develop and provide specialist Occupational Therapy assessment, advice and treatment to children with functional difficulties (including children with statutory needs, e.g., vulnerable children, safeguarding and child protection issues/concerns) in a variety of community settings. To work closely with the multidisciplinary team, school staff and families to plan and provide assessment and treatment. To work in a defined clinical area, working autonomously and without direct supervision, and being accountable for own clinical actions.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T&C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for a complex clinical caseload of children and young people with a Merton GP or identified health needs in their Educational Health and Care Plan (EHCP) within Merton as commissioned by London Borough Merton and health commissioners.

To contribute to the assessment for Education Health and care plans (EHCPs) for children and young people providing recommendations to meet outcomes in line with the Childrens Act 2014 and SEND code of practice 2015.

To provide updated health advice and recommendations for Annual Reviews (AR) of EHCPsand attend annual reviews for complex cases where required.

To use standardized and non-standardized assessment, interview and observation skills to determine needs of children and effectively set goals and plan intervention.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for full roles and responsibilities

Person Specification



  • Degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Up to date knowledge through CPD


  • Relevant post-registration specialist education related to Children and young people' with physical disabilities
  • Fieldwork educator course
  • Evidence of attendance to training in the area of assessment and treatment of children with complex functional needs

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