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Senior Specialist Occupational Therapist

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inclusive of HCA (pro rata)
Closing date
29 May 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Part Time
Job summary

Fixed Term Contract until 31st May 2024, 0.4 WTE

An innovative and experienced paediatric occupational therapist is required to join a specialist regional service for children and adolescents with neuro-disabilities as part of the paediatric neurosciences team for the Newcomen Neurodevelopmental Service, Evelina London Children's Hospital. Our service has a national and international reputation for excellence.

The post holder will take responsibility for contributing to an expert assessment, diagnosis and management service to children with complexneurodevelopmental disorders. The role will require close liaison and working in partnership with community the child/young person, their families, therapy services and/or other appropriate agencies.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to assist senior colleagues as and when necessary in tasks related to audit, teaching and supervision. The post holder should have an interest in current research and national policy and will be encouraged to maintain and develop this focus.

You will be a highly motivated and skilled occupational therapist looking to advance skills in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

You will be experienced in standardised and non-standardised assessments used with this population to contribute tothe young person's developmental profilein order to advise on intervention and management to optimize occupation. You will liaise with community therapy services in supporting children and young people to develop independence in areas of self-care, school work and leisure/play, alongside their families.

About us

You will have experience of developing services in conjunction with multi-disciplinary colleagues to meet the needs of children and their families.

You will be able to critically appraise literature and utilise appropriate evidence to inform your practice. You will be able to articulate the evidence base and clinical reasoning to families and local teams in formulating clinical recommendations for intervention.

The post holder will need to work on specific days of the week to coincide with the clinical and team activities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We highly recommend that you contact the team to discuss this unique opportunity, prior to applying.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Annemarie Sims, ClinicalSpecialist Occupational Therapist

Mob: 07598552465


Katy Strudwick, Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist

Mob: 07918 338754

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HPC Registration
  • Masters level or equivalent training in specialist area or evidence of significant practical experience, research or publication in specialist area



  • Knowledge of specialist paediatric approaches in neurodevelopment.


  • Experience of diagnostics in neurodevelopment (ADOS trained)



  • Specialist knowledge, understanding and application of Occupational Therapy process relating to client centred practice
  • Experience of working within multi-disciplinary diagnostic and intervention services
  • To carry out standardised and non-standardised assessments and advise on intervention and management to facilitate and promote functional independence
  • Ability to manage and recognise differences of opinion in both patient related and inter-professional settings, coping positively with inter-professional tensions/ barriers.

Personal Qualities


  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interactive skills

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