Bank Community Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year OPS4895
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other allied health
Band 6
Part Time
Job summary

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trusts childrens occupational therapy teamprovides a range of community-based health services for children in Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin, for children aged 0 -18.

We are looking for Band 6 Occupational Therapists to join our Bank to support flexible working arrangements within our team.

Are you looking for experience of working within childrens community occupational therapy services assessing and treating with children with developmental coordination disorders and physical disabilities.
  • Bank post
  • Interview Date: 08th June 2023

Main duties of the job

You will need to have a sound knowledge of assessments and interventions used with these client groups or be able to demonstrate that you have transferable skills from working with adults . You will need to be familiar with report writing and be able to evidence that you have used goal setting and outcome measures within your practice. You should be able to evidence that you have the developed skills that may be required to liaise with multidisciplinary teams of health, education, and social care professionals.

We offer good training opportunities with a strong emphasis on continuing professional development through appraisal and supervision. The successful applicant will be part of an enthusiastic and friendly team of childrens therapists and assistants. The team is highly supportive with a commitment to improving to quality and productivity and there are ongoing opportunities to contribute to service development.

For further information, please contact

Kate Hidden

Team Leader.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be professionally and legally accountable and responsible for all aspects of your work, including the management of your caseload. To develop and maintain the skills required to practise at a level commensurate within the community.

To undertake the comprehensive assessment of Children, young people and their needs, including those with complex presentations, using investigative and analytical skills single handed or jointly.

To develop appropriate discharge plans involving other members of the team if required and communicate these effectively.

To communicate with referring agent in order to keep them informed of progress and change.

To accept responsibility for a designated caseload of patients, and to organise this caseload effectively and efficiently with regard to priorities and use of time.

To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of the occupational therapy service, and to ensure a consistent approach to care delivery.

Person Specification



  • Some post-qualifying experience.
  • Neurology and rehabilitation experience.
  • Experience of working in a variety of settings.
  • Experience of planning and providing clinical care to adults
  • or children and young people with occupational therapy
  • needs.



  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.

Knowledge and Skills


  • Good knowledge of occupational therapy core skills and
  • processes.
  • Demonstration of knowledge of child development.
  • Ongoing awareness of recent developments in practice and
  • research including NSFs/NICE guidelines
  • Previous experience of delivering programmes of care
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children and young people
  • Engaging and empowering approach that seeks to work with
  • others and deliver outcomes in a successful and well
  • informed manner.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and risk management
  • and their implications for the service
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Competent in the use of IT
  • Experience of undertaking clinical audits

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