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Specialist Children's Occupational Therapist

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum inclusive HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Interested in early years work? Would like to develop your training and group skills? This could be the post for you!

We are a dynamic, innovative, and friendly team who report high levels of job satisfaction. We offer a professionally led service with direct support from an OT Clinical Lead Specialist, monthly in-service team training, effective supervision, and External Training opportunities through the Trust.

We are looking for a creative, friendly, and enthusiastic OT to join our established Children's Team. The team is located near Enfield Town, with easy commuter links from central London/Hertfordshire.

Previous experience as a children's OT is needed for the post and a desire to work with younger children within Universal service provision.

Your job will be to provide specialised Early Years OT input to the children of Enfield at a Universal level of service provision. You will work closely with SLT and physio colleagues as well as with community early years providers.

This is a new post so you will have the opportunity to work closely with the Clinical Lead OT and MDT to develop clinical pathways, resources and the OT role within Universal services. There will be opportunities to develop your presentation and group work skills.

This role includes participating in service development and in-service training provision.

For an informal chat or to arrange a visit please contact: Lauren Braham 0208 702 5630

Main duties of the job

To provide specialised Early Years Occupational Therapy input to the children of Enfield at a Universal level of service provision. To work closely with SLT and physio colleagues in implementing this provision as well as with community early years providers.

To participate in the planning and development of Universal OT service provision for children in their early years, in collaboration with the Clinical Lead OT and MDT colleagues.

To be responsible for a defined workload within the community working autonomously with access to supervision. Advice and support from colleagues is available as required.

To provide family centred, occupationally focused assessment and intervention to disabled children and children with additional needs. To work within the available evidence based and good practice guidelines.

To contribute to service improvements and Quality initiatives within the team.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

To assist in the supervision and training of students and junior staff as required.

About us

North Mid is part of North Central London integrated care system - consisting of the NHS and Local authority organisations in Camden, Islington, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey. As with other ICS's, we are working increasingly closely with partners and indeed many of our financial and performance objectives are measured at this system level. Whilst all organisations remain as standalone, statutory bodies we have an ICS infrastructure for making shared decisions and agreeing shared approaches.

We are proud of our staff and want to ensure their training allows them to provide excellent clinical care. We are also a training unit for medical students from UCL and St George's University Grenada, and for nursing and midwifery students from Middlesex and City Universities.

Take a tour of our hospital here

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To participate in planning and developing Universal and Targeted OT interventions for children in the Early Years, in collaboration with the Clinical lead OT and MDT.
  • To implement Universal and Targeted OT interventions, in collaboration with the MDT and Early Year providers
  • To provide advice and training to families, carers, community workers and education staff in order to facilitate the childs participation line their childhood occupations.
  • To participate in joint MDT training sessions for early years educators and community staff as indicated.
  • To run joint therapy groups with SLT and Physio colleagues in line with agreed pathways of care
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated workload within Early Years settings and organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and use of time. To assist more junior staff in this.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary work inline with clinical pathways
  • To select and apply appropriate Occupational Therapy Universal, addressing occupational performance and enabling the child in areas of self-care, productivity and leisure.
  • To work within an occupational frame of reference.
  • To analyse the interplay of the child, environment and activity when providing Universal support and interventions.
  • To assess Early years childrens level of functioning and identify appropriate strategies and intervention to facilitate and enhance participation in self-care, nursery and play.
  • To demonstrate specialist knowledge of evidence-based practice and treatment options using current research, and clinical reasoning skills.
  • To monitor, evaluate and modify interventions through the use of appropriate outcome measures, to ensure effectiveness of intervention.
  • To manage clinical risk within own clinical workload.

  • Person Specification



    • oDip. COT or BSc OT or international equivalent
    • o HPC Registered OT
    • o Evidence of CPD


    • oFieldwork Education Certificate
    • o Member of British Association of Occupational Therapy



    • oAbility to meet the demands of the post including travel and working at a child's level



    • oMinimum 12 months postgraduate OT experience In Childrens Occupational Therapy
    • o Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
    • o Evidence of self-directed Learning


    • oExperience of working within an occupational frame of reference
    • o Experience of group work with children



    • o Understanding of risk management and the risks involved in work in the community and clinical settings.
    • o Some understanding of the difference between Universal, Targeted and Specialist service provision
    • o Knowledge of Child Development and childhood occupations
    • o Experience of family centred practice
    • o An understanding of the importance of evidence base practice and how it applies to clinical practice.
    • o In depth knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to children including safeguarding
    • o Demonstrate understanding of clinical governance and its implication for services.
    • o Good knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy
    • o Understand legal responsibilities of the profession and associated code of ethics


    • oMember of COT Special Interest Group
    • o Knowledge of research process

    Employer details

    Employer name

    North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


    St Michaels Site Cedar House


    EN2 0JB

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