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Specialist Children's Occupational Therapist

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inclusive HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 5 to 6 Development Post

Children's Occupational Therapy Job Advert

Are you interested in a career in Children's OT? But have no experience? Then this could be the role for you!

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Band 5 or Band 6 Occupational Therapist who wishes to develop specialist skills in community Paediatrics within a supportive team. We are looking for a creative, friendly, and enthusiastic OT to join our established Children's Team. We are located near Enfield Town, with easy commuter links from central London/Hertfordshire.

No experience of children's OT is necessary, but you will need to have worked for at least 9 months as a Band 5 Occupational Therapist. We will provide on the job training in paediatrics so you can complete your Band 6 Clinical Competencies over the first 12 months in the team. If successful, you will transition internally to a Band 6 role.

We are a dynamic, innovative, and friendly team who report high levels of job satisfaction. We offer a professionally led service, monthly in-service team training, effective supervision, and External Training opportunities through the Trust

Main duties of the job

Your job will be to provide specialised assessment and intervention to children (0-18years) with varying needs in community settings, special schools, clinic, and CDC. You will work alongside the MDT on integrated pathways, including the joint DCD diagnostic clinic.

Enfield OT is committed to evidence-based practice you will have the opportunity to gain skills in CO-OP, M-CIMT and Parent Coaching, as well as running groups and parents and school staff training sessions. We are an innovative team and one of the first children's services to develop leisure groups with local community providers.

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

You will be expected to work on your Band 6 professional competencies throughout your first year within the team. If successfully completed, you will transition to Band 6 within the Team.

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

Job responsibilities

To provide a high standard Occupational Therapy service to children aged 0-18years referred to Enfields Childrens Occupational Therapy Department.

To contribute to planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating the Childrens Occupational Therapy Service. To contribute to service improvements and Quality initiatives within the team.

To be responsible for a defined caseload of children both within the community and special school, working autonomously with regular access to supervision and clinical support.

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

Person Specification



  • oDip. COT or BSc/Msc OT or international equivalent
  • oHPC Registered OT
  • oEvidence of CPD


  • oFieldwork Education Certificate
  • oClean Driving Licence
  • oMember of British Association of Occupational Therapy
  • oManual Handling Training.



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


  • oClean driving licence
  • oVehicle owner



  • oMinimum 9 months postgraduate OT experience
  • oExperience of self-directed learning
  • oExperience of working within a multi-disciplinary team


  • oExperience of working with children
  • oExperience of working within an occupational frame of reference
  • oExperience of providing Supervision



  • oStrong desire to work within a children's community Occupational Therapy Team
  • oAble to work autonomously and on own initiative but recognise when to seek support
  • oExcellent communication skills with an ability to present work both orally and written in a clear and logical manner
  • oDemonstrate ability to work as an effective team member with appropriate interpersonal skills
  • oAble to work autonomously
  • oAbility to keep accurate documentation
  • oGood organisational skills with the ability to manage own time and workload
  • oReflect & critically appraise own performance
  • oDemonstrate clinical reasoning skills
  • oAbility to laterally think and problem solve
  • oAbility to cope with working in a stressful environment and with potentially emotional or aggressive clients/carers
  • oCompetent IT skills
  • oDemonstrate ability to work as an effective team member with appropriate interpersonal skills


  • oAbility to organise & respond effectively to complex information



  • oGood knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy
  • oSome knowledge of Child Development and childhood occupations
  • oKnowledge of Occupational frames of reference
  • oExperience of client centred practice
  • oAn understanding of the importance of evidence base practice and how it applies to clinical practice
  • oDemonstrate some understanding of clinical governance and its implication for services oUnderstanding of risk management and the risks involved in work in the community and clinical settings
  • oUnderstand legal responsibilities of the profession and associated code of ethics


  • oMember of COT Special Interest Group
  • oExperience of using clinical observations/outcome measures/goal settings/standardised testing
  • oIn depth knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to children including safeguarding



  • oSelf-motivation and desire to learn
  • oFlexible and reliable
  • oAbility to work sensitively with a multicultural and diverse population with a commitment to non-discriminatory practice
  • Thorough understanding of own personal development and learning needs

Employer details

Employer name

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust


St Michaels Site Cedar House

Gater Drive



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