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Specialist Children's Occupational Therapist

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum including HCAS (Outer) pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist Children's Occupational Therapist

Band 6, Full-time 37.5 hours

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 have recently relocated to 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.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:- A Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy- State registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)- Experience working with children with disabilities in a community OT setting- A valid UK manual driving license

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 job description and person specification for full details of both occupational therapy positions.

Person Specification



  • BSc or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of CPD including relevant clinical training and courses


  • Relevant postgraduate paediatric training e.g. sensory processing or neurodisability
  • Member of appropriate clinical interest group



  • Understanding of the role of a Children's Occupational Therapist
  • Uses clinical reasoning and reflective practice to improve service delivery
  • Experiential learning to demonstrate the required experience to manage a caseload
  • Awareness of clinical governance and children's safeguarding agenda and guidance


  • Knowledge of outcome measures/ audit.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and application of national guidelines / legislation



  • Experience of working with children at under-graduate or post-graduate level, or in another relevant setting


  • Previous Band 6 experience in a relevant setting
  • Previous community experience
  • Experience working with children with ASD, ADHD and Cerebral Palsy



  • Self-management skills e.g. time management and organisational skills
  • Basic computer skills including data entry, use of word processing and email


  • Commitment to staff development and training



  • Fit and able to complete physical tasks e.g. moving a child, equipment, use of a hoist
  • Manual Drivers Licence - valid in the UK

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Crystal Children's Development Centre

Malling Close



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