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Band 7 Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Are you an innovative Occupational Therapist, excited about a new way of working within the NHS?
  • Are you passionate about working with children?
  • Do you enjoy the prospect of working as part of the NHS but supporting and developing traded contracts with schools?
  • Do you want the opportunity to be part of a friendly and supportive Multidisciplinary Team?
  • Do you want to work in a vibrant city with a range of multicultural communities and be part of an inclusive Trust which is keen to reduce health inequalities?
  • Do you want to be part of a staff team that describe the service as \flexible, innovative and good access to training and development opportunities?

If you are looking for an exciting role, we want to meet you!

Come and join us to work within a fast developing, dynamic and pioneering Team across the city of Birmingham, working alongside a range of professionals, including children's therapy teams, education and local authority partners.

We are looking for highly motivated and committed therapist with established skills in holistic, client-centred practice, for a post at Band 7.

Main duties of the job

To be responsible for the assessment and on-going therapeutic management of children in a designated community area/ clinic. The postholder will competently assess and deliver OT programmes to children in the service without the need for direct supervision and will be accountable for their own clinical work as well as to their nominated supervisor.

To provide Occupational Therapy intervention at a specialist level to schools, functioning as an integral member of multi-professional team to support in the holistic assessment, diagnosis and intervention of children and young people according to agreed contracts.

They will act as a source of clinical expertise/advice and guidance for families, carers and other members of the multidisciplinary team, including health, education and social care staff.

About us

Be Part of Our Team...

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment with a strong emphasis on Clinical Supervision and CPD to support your development. We have robust supervision arrangements through our team of Senior Therapists.

The BCHC Plus OT Team work as part of Inclusion Services within the Children and Families Division of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We work across the whole City, within a range of educational settings, thus requiring successful applicants to demonstrate a high level of flexibility.

We value our staff and advocate career progression internally. We encourage our staff to contribute to service development, and we welcome and value new ideas and experiences.

Access to reliable transport or means of travel is essential. The post-holder may be required to transport items of assessment equipment on a regular basis.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for a clinical caseload, monitoring own, and others workload/ treatment methods, in order to maintain high professional standards, advising Professional Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist of related issues.
  • To be professionally accountable and responsible for all aspects of own work, including the management of children on the caseload
  • To support the Professional Clinical Lead to clearly differentiate between the core and traded service offers and contribute to working through any issues and process matters that need to be addressed
  • To assess and reassess the needs of the child, analysing and interpreting the information gathered to provide a diagnosis or contribute to the diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan.
  • To provide care plans to meet goals and evaluate the effectiveness of interventions using appropriate outcome measures and make any necessary modifications
  • Develop intervention packages to be delivered as group therapy and/or one to one sessions in line with core and traded models of care.
  • To work closely with the Professional Lead/Team Leader to develop packages of intervention and to produce materials as appropriate to support these packages.
  • To carry out nursery/school and/or home visits as appropriate teaching others to carry out activities as appropriate to support treatment goals.
  • To provide specialist OT advice and suggestions to other professionals involved e.g. education staff, doctors, physiotherapists, and speech and language therapists, etc.

Person Specification



  • Occupational Therapy Diploma or Degree.
  • HCPC Licence to practice
  • Evidence of recent relevant CPD activities in specialist area, e.g. sensory integration


  • Full Membership of the College of Occupational Therapists.



  • Must have significant post registration experience as a paediatric OT
  • Must have relevant neurological/rehabilitation experience
  • Experience of delivering successful/effective training to other professionals
  • Experience of working with children within an educational setting/multi professional team
  • Knowledge of the use of special seating and ability to assess requirements.



  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum, Ofsted frameworks and LA drivers for SENCOs and School Leadership Teams
  • Proven ability to liaise and work with other professionals and agencies
  • Knowledge of the national and political agenda influencing health services and specific service area
  • Knowledge of the needs of a diverse social and ethnic population and the impact on all aspects of service provision
  • Competent in using electronic systems relevant to practice in the Trust and in the clinical area
  • Highly developed negotiation and influencing skills with emerging clinical leadership.
  • Strong analytical and planning skills


  • Competent in collecting and analysing data, critiquing research to contribute to service development, planning and management

Other job requirements


  • Understanding of the relevance of the principles of clinical effectiveness
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Is able to deliver a number of contracts across the working week across a range of settings
  • Is able and willing to travel around the city.

Personal qualities


  • oAbility to prioritise own workload and has insight into own coping strategies
  • oAbility to reflect on clinical practice and initiate appropriate changes
  • oAbility to respond to and lead change/innovation in specialist area
  • oAbility to work collaboratively with staff at all levels within the boundaries of the role and clinical competence

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