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Children's Rotational Occupational Therapist

Whittington Health NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 pro rata per annum including HCAS
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Children's Occupational Therapist to develop their skills working alongside and being supported by experienced therapists within our multidisciplinary team comprising of SLTs / OTs / Physio.

The successful candidate will join a new rotational post in Barnet Children's Integrated Therapies Teams. This is a community based rotation where you will have the opportunity to gain experience working in the following clinical areas during the 3 rotations:
  • Mainstream Schools: Working in schools to support training needs of school staff and providing direct specialist support for children as part of their EHCP.
  • As part of Complex MDT team: Across both Primary and Secondary Special Schools and MDT working with children under 5 with complex needs.
  • Clinic based service which includes assessment, review and blocks/ groups of individualised therapy in clinic to support children with sensory based and motor needs.

You will benefit from being part of a supportive, experienced group of staff providing a clinically effective service to children and young people and their families in Barnet.

We have 1 permanent Band 6 post available for the successful candidate to join our Children's Integrated Therapies (CIT) Team, providing an innovative service to children and families in Barnet. The team is located in Edgware Community Hospital with easy links to both Burnt Oak and Edgware Underground station.

Main duties of the job

Previous experience as a children's Occupational Therapist is desirable but a strong interest to work in Paediatrics is essential. Strong band 5 candidates with the relevant transferrable skills will be considered for this post.

As part of the role you will have opportunities for Agile working arrangements including the provision of mobile technology and flexible working hours and arrangements.

Please see the Job Description and the Persons Specification for further details about the job role. If you are unable to access the PDF, the details of the job description can also be found in the 'Detailed Job Description and Main responsibilities' section.

About us

Whittington Health provide community therapy services into four London boroughs (Barnet, Camden, Haringey & Islington) and have developed a strong supportive management team to share learning and innovation.

Whittington serves a richly diverse population and works hard to ensure that all our services are fair and equally accessible to everyone. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the way we look after our staff. We aim to employ a workforce which is as representative as possible of this population, so we are open to the value of differences in age, disability, gender, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The Trust believes that as a public sector organisation we have an obligation to have recruitment, training, promotion and other formal employment policies and procedures that are sensitive to these differences. We think that by doing so, we are better able to treat our patients as well as being a better place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The service offers ongoing development opportunities including:
  • Journal Club
  • Peer Supervision
  • Mentoring
  • Clinical and Management Supervision
  • CPD
  • Shadowing opportunities

In addition you will be supported with your own clinical interests and engage in team projects co-working with other colleagues.

Person Specification


  • Degree/Equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Clinical experience in a range of specialties
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of teaching/ training others
  • Evidence of actively taking part in CPD opportunities

  • Experience working within a Paediatric setting
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate experience in the paediatric field
  • Supervision of junior staff or assistants
  • Experience of assessment for, and provision, of equipment

Person Specification



  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area
  • Commitment towards own personal and professional development and that of others
  • Non judgemental attitude
  • Demonstrate trust values


  • Evidence of understanding of the roles of the OT working within a school environment

Knowledge & Experience


  • Assess, plan, implement, evaluate OT interventions
  • Working with other teams and agencies
  • Work with people who present challenging behaviour
  • Understanding of OT process, models and evidence-based practice
  • Understanding of risk assessment and management
  • HCPC Codes of Professional Conduct and impact upon professional requirements


  • One year post graduate experience in health, social care or related setting
  • Facilitate OT interventions within a range of different environments
  • Knowledge of basic equipment and adaptations
  • Experiencing of supervising junior staff, therapy assistants and students.

Skills & Abilities


  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • Able to devise clear care plan based on client centred goals
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • To be innovative and work on own initiative and prioritise own workload
  • Work under pressure to tight deadlines with unpredictable workloads
  • Time management skills


  • Work effectively in a team and challenging environment
  • Supervise support staff

Education & Qualification


  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Current HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

Employer details

Employer name

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust


Edgware Community Hospital

Westgate House



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