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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum Plus HCAS
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with the Havering Integrated Childrens Services Physiotherapy Team. Havering Integrated Children's Services is comprised of Paediatrician, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and CAMHS. We have a strong focus on integrated working across health and education and social care. Occupational Therapy provision is provided over a variety of settings i.e. clinic, home, nurseries and schools to children with a variety of complex conditions.

Main duties of the job

Main responsibilities will include:
  • To perform a comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with multiple pathologies, using clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques standardised and non-standardised assessment tools, to formulate a diagnosis based on the clinical findings of their condition.
  • Management of own caseload children aged 0-19 years in accordance with local and professional guidelines and following current research evidence.
  • Work collaboratively with a range of people, including parents/carers and other professionals
  • Demonstrate clear clinical reasoning based on evidence-based practice within paediatrics
  • Formulate care plan and identify goals using good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Present information written and orally in a clear and logical manner

Contribution to clinical teams - both multi-disciplinary and uni-disciplinary - ensuring a well-co-ordinated care plan. The post holder will be expected to support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust's Mission of 'helping you live the life you want.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement - Outer London

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,313 to a maximum of �5,436 p.a. pro rata for part time).

High Cost Area Supplement - Fringe

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �1,192 to a maximum of �2,011 p.a. pro rata for part time).

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To participate in the development of an effective team and the development of productive working relationships throughout the
  • To actively promote integrated health professional working internally and
  • To facilitate the development of a positive and supportive team culture by taking responsibility for dealing effectively with potential
  • To delegate to Therapy Assistants appropriately
  • To supervise the Therapy Assistants reporting any concerns to senior members of the Service.
  • To supervise students on visits as directed by the clinical specialist, taking on students supervision and Report any concerns or development areas back to the clinical specialist.
  • To participate in the audit process, departmental developments and Trust initiatives linking in with the clinical governance
  • To actively contribute to any in-service training through attendance and participation in training programmes including occasional facilitation of learning to team members, therapy assistants and students on
  • To assist in service development needs as required by the Clinical or Operational Managers and attend key meetings pertinent to service development as
  • To be vigilant of own, team members and child and family/carers and other professionals safety, highlighting any concern and intervening with the child in a suitably appropriate environment.
  • To provide mentoring and support to peers and more junior members of staff and to supervise students and assistants working within the

Person Specification



  • Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • membership of special interest groups



  • Experience overseeing supervision of staff / assistants
  • Understsnding roles of other professionals and principles of partnership working with stakeholders
  • Working as OT with children with variety of needs: CP, ASD, SPD, Developmental delay, learning difficulties and special educational needs
  • Ability to work with the diverse needs of patients with complex needs
  • Experience of specialist therapy assessments and interventions
  • Report writing for SEN/ EHCP'S
  • Working with other teams and agencies
  • Planning and delivery of training to other professionals
  • Working in a multicultural environment



  • Awareness og national current policy affecting health service delivery
  • Able to adapt clinical knowledge and experience to various settings
  • Knowledge and potential impact on child, carers and family life on having a medical condition
  • Understanding of OT process , models and evidence based practice
  • Understanding of risk assessment and management
  • Understanding of principles of empowerment and patient centred care
  • HCPC codes of professional conduct and impact upon professional requirements
  • Knowledge of child development and childhood occupations



  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Able to devise a clear care plan
  • Ability to present work both orally and written in a clear logical manner
  • Work effectively in a team and challenging environment
  • To innovate and work on own initiative and prioritise own workload
  • Work under pressure to tight deadlines with unpredictable workloads
  • Supervise staff and time management skills


  • Successful completion of leadership courses or evidence of management skills
  • Knowledge of child development and childhood occupations
  • Sound knowledge of SEND reforms including outcome focused EHCP assessment
  • Post registration qualification in area of specialist field
  • Successful completion of post graduate qualification in Bobath and or Sensory Integration

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


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