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Paediatric Occupation Therapist - Band 6

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
19 Dec 2023

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Mental health, Mental health nurse, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a passionate, innovative and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our Childrens Community Occupational Therapy team covering areas in North Cumbria, on a permanent basis.

Working as part of an integrated team with other specialist therapists, you will be required to provide assessment, advice and therapy to children and young people with a range of ....needs, working with them, their families and supporting agencies.

You should have a degree or equivalent qualification in Occupational Therapy.

We are looking for an individual who demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills with a passion for delivering high standards of care in the heart of the community.

Our team provide an effective system of support and supervision, which may include 1:1, pair or group supervision, as well as participation with clinical networks, mentoring and other clinical learning opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Children's Community Occupational Therapy -

To deliver a range of commissioned community based health and wellbeing services to all children and young people in North Cumbria aged 0-19, working in partnership with other agencies also involved in the provision of care for this population in order to achieve and improve agreed outcomes.
  • To be responsible for provision of specialist assessment, treatment and management of babies and children who present with a wide variety of conditions in both acute and community settings. These include chronic, complex, disabling and life limiting conditions.
  • To demonstrate sound knowledge and skills in the Occupational Therapy management of children's neurological and developmental conditions, and behavioural and learning disabilities.
  • To be involved in the education and training of students, other healthcare and multi-agency professionals.

See job description for further details

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Across the North East and North Cumbria we are working together to deliver our ambition to be the greenest region in England by 2030. There is an expectation for all staff to support this by familiarising yourself with the Trust's sustainability initiatives such as waste and recycling, going paperless, videoconferencing, sustainable transport and others.

We encourage you to think about what you can do as an individual and within your team to contribute in to embedding carbon reduction into the everyday running of our organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our Policy for eligible vacancies?
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

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Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: �18 + Administration cost of �3.85 = �21.85. Deducted at �6.85 from 1st month salary and �5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: �38 + administration cost of �3.90 = �41.90. Deducted at �11.90 from 1st month salary and �10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27-day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • Degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy


  • Evidence of CPD

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of a wide range of Occupational Therapy treatment techniques
  • Knowledge and experience of using the Model of Human Occupation
  • Knowledge of the appropriate legislation relating to children and how this applies to occupational therapy
  • Experience of prescribing specialist equipment
  • Previous involvement in environmental adaptations
  • Evidence of involvement in service development


  • Some knowledge of current NHS trends which influence service provision
  • Knowledge of a range of currently available Children's specialist equipment
  • An understanding of the Care aims approach

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • IT skills including word processing, e-mail and publisher skills
  • Previous experience of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Able to supervise students


  • Organisational skills demonstrated for example by the involvement in a particular project
  • Good manual handling Skills

Personal Circumstances


  • Ability to travel independently within this community role
  • Demonstrates Trust NCIC Values - Kindness, Respect, Ambition and Collaboration.

Other requirements


  • Promote equality and value diversity (Level 3)
  • Experience of working with children in a professional, personal or voluntary capacity


  • Student placement with relevant client group
  • Band 5 experience of working with Children
  • Caseload management skills - especially identifying priorities and meeting deadlines.

Employer details

Employer name

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust


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Orton Road



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