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Highly Specialist Children's Occupational Therapist

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 (pro rata) per annum incl of HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Highly Specialist Children's Occupational Therapist Band 7

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our team for an OT with children's OT experience.We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced OT to join our well established and innovative Children's OT service that combines the traditional roles of both health and social services Children's OT. We are based in a modern purpose built Children's Development Centre (CDC) promoting MDT working and shared working spaces.
Proposed Interview date - 6th June 2024

Main duties of the job

The post will provide OT services to children with a wide range of disabilities. OT services will include the full range of OT input required by the children on your caseload in their homes, nurseries, schools and respite placements within Croydon. Along with clinical work the post holder will also supervise more junior members of the team and OT students on placements and assist with and lead on service developments. Regular supervision and support will be provided

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon and our Children's Hospital at Home cares for children with long-term conditions without them having to come to hospital.

Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff. As well as offering access to a range of core skills training and professional development.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • OT Degree/Diploma
  • HCPC registration
  • Post-qualification paediatric training
  • Evidence of self-directed learning and CPD


  • Bobath/Neurodevelopmental training
  • Postural management training
  • Equipment and adaptations training
  • Sensory Integration training

Knowledge and Understanding


  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of OT skills in relation to children with disabilities
  • Excellent clinical knowledge and well established OT assessment and treatment skills
  • Commitment to service development


  • Knowledge of children's normal developmental milestones and experience of working with developmental checklists
  • Knowledge of specialist equipment and adaptations
  • Knowledge of Sensory Integration
  • Knowledge of Neurodevelopment input



  • Experience of working with children and their families/carers in a family and child centred approach
  • Experience of having taught peers / assistants / students
  • Experience working in community settings, including a local authority in the UK


  • Has supervised junior staff / assistances / students
  • Postural management and equipment skills and experience
  • Experience of working with children in mainstream, special schools and early years settings Experience of working with Local Educational Authorities (LEAs

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and staff, incl. children with significant communication difficulties
  • Excellent report writing skills, including record keeping
  • Good organisational and time management skills


  • Ability to facilitate others to deliver OT treatment programmes

Other Factors


  • Car Driver
  • Driving Licence - valid in the United Kingdom for manual car

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Crystal Children's Development Centre

Malling Close



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