Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year N/A
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for a Occupational Therapist to work within the field of paediatrics within the community setting to learn and develop in our busy, pro-active environment. We offer a robust management supervision, regular team meetings and clinical support from across the team. Evidence-based practice is embedded and CPD is actively encouraged. We work across schools, clinics and within the home, with carers and families, education staff and other professionals. If you are positive, enthusiastic and keen to help us develop our service in this current climate of change then we are keen to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work as a member of the Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service under the direct and indirect supervision of a Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist.

The Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service works with children and young people from 0 - 19 years in the borough of Bury in a variety of settings including clinics, nurseries, mainstream and special schools. The Service works with children with a variety of conditions including children with co-ordination difficulties, neurological impairments, developmental delay and physical disabilities. Some of the children have complex health care needs.

The post holder will work as an autonomous practitioner and be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of their own work. This includes the management of patients in their care in accordance with trust and professional guidelines. This is in order to ensure a high standard of clinical care for patients with appropriate support from senior occupational therapists.

The post holder will perform patient assessments to determine a clinical judgement of the patient's condition/needs. This will ensure that an individualised treatment programme can be developed, implemented, evaluated and modified, ensuring appropriate pathways of care and communication via liaison and referral to other agencies as required.

About us

Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as 'outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership.

Person Specification

Meets essential criteria


  • Basic knowledge of safeguarding procedures in relation to working with children and young people
  • Basic knowledge of areas of clinical governance
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Basic understanding of computers and their application
  • Problem solving and clinical reasoning skills.
  • Able to present information in clear and logical manner.
  • Ability to work with and motivate others within a team.
  • Ability to work autonomously and manage own caseload
  • Use of a car or access to a means of mobility to travel across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Good understand of both physical and Mental Health to provide a holistic approach
  • Good understanding of risk assessments
  • Good understanding of Occupational Therapy quality indicators
  • Good understanding of managing long term conditions
  • Flexibility and able to work under pressure


  • Evidence of safeguarding training
  • Some experience working within community settings.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Teaching and supervisory skills and experience
  • Paediatric Experience or desire to work with children



  • HCPC Registration
  • RCOT Member

Essential Qualifications


  • Degree
  • Full Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Bury Living Well Centre

Morley Street



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