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Band 7 Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are delighted to be able to offer a committed, experienced and dynamic AHP the opportunity to join our friendly and forward thinking children's community Occupational Therapy Team.

Are you an innovative OT looking to develop skills and shape developing City wide provision.
  • Do you enjoy the prospect of supporting an OT team ?
  • Do you want the opportunity to be involved in leading a friendly team where staff describe the service a innovative, flexible, passionate and forward thinking?
  • Do you want to work in a vibrant city with a range of multicultural communities and be part of an inclusive Trust which is keen to reduce inequalities?

If you are looking for a challenging, exciting role we want to meet you!

Main duties of the job

To provide Occupational Therapy at a highly specialist level, functioning in partnership with other agencies and disciplines to support in the holistic assessment, diagnosis and intervention for children and young people known to the service.

To work as part of multidisciplinary and multi-agency teams to deliver highly specialist interventions according to the agreed service packages of care and pathways.

To develop and maintain effective working relationships with parents / carers and other stakeholders, using highly developed negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills

To maintain, develop and promote excellence in clinical practice within the specialist area of the service, with reference to current research and evidence-based practice, contributing to safe effective practice in the specialist clinical area

Demonstrate clinical leadership and represent the local team/service area in all appropriate meetings to support the planning and development of quality services across the city

To contribute to the identification of training needs of team members, other professionals and deliver training in the highly specialist area

o As requested, to take delegated responsibility for ensuring equity of service delivery and management of waiting list and active caseloads across the city in conjunction with the Service Clinical Manager

About us

Be Part of Our Team...

The Occupational Therapy teams work as part of Inclusion Services within the Children and Families Division of Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. We work across the whole City, within a range of community and educational settings, thus requiring successful applicants to demonstrate a high level of flexibility.

We value our staff and advocate career progression internally. We encourage our AHPs to contribute to service development, and we welcome and value new ideas and experiences.

We offer a supportive working environment with access to specialist clinical support, and an emphasis on sharing good practice through effective team working.

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job description and person specification for full details.

Carrying out specialist assessments in service area. Developing and implementing a range of programmes of care and treatment to meet the needs of the clients, families and their environments in accordance with agreed pathways and packages of care in specialist area Negotiating with multi-disciplinary team colleagues and carers with reference to case management of complex cases including instigating appropriate referrals as appropriate Using specialist knowledge to inform clinical judgments and decision making for highly complex cases including decisions to discharge Undertaking differential diagnosis of cases and contribute to overall decision-making for complex clients with a range of disorders as part of a team approach Identifying and planning appropriate intervention including delivering assessment and therapy in groups and one-to-one sessions, in accordance with the pathways & service agreed packages of care Taking responsibility for the delegation of therapy programmes to assistants acting as a mentor and supervisor in line with the local delegation policy Providing appropriate treatment based on best practice, adapted to clients needs and priorities including advising other professionals and parent on the appropriate type and level of support needed to develop skills in the home / school environment. The post holder will assess, provide and monitor the use of therapeutic equipment as required. This will involve liaising with other agencies, teaching parents or carers about health and safety issues surrounding the equipment to enable its safe use To triage referrals as required, ensuring that they meet the service referral criteria

Person Specification

Skills and Knowledge


  • Competent in using evidence base to inform clinical decisions
  • Knowledge of the national and political agenda influencing health services and specific service area
  • Knowledge of the needs of a diverse social and ethnic population and the impact on all aspects of service provision
  • Competent in using electronic systems relevant to practice in the Trust and in the clinical area

Qualifications / training


  • Degree Qualification relevant in Occupational Therapy
  • relevant short specialist courses.
  • Full Membership of Professional body ,
  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Masters post graduate qualification, relevant to service area
  • Relevant training in clinical leadership



  • Extensive post registration experience working as a therapist with children
  • Relevant experience of working in community settings and with diverse populations, including working with interpreters
  • Relevant experience of managing, leading or coordinating a team or project
  • Significant experience of managing safeguarding concerns
  • Significant experience in providing support and supervision to colleagues and other professionals

Personal qualities


  • Ability to generate written communication, which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible
  • Ability to respond flexibly in a changing work environment
  • Ability to travel to various work locations across the city, which may involve the transportation of therapy-related equipment
  • Ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to respond to and lead change/innovation in specialist area

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


Soho HC

247-251 Soho Road



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