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Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Do you want to work with inspiring children in an innovative and supportive organisation? Then we have the role for you!

I'm Mat, the Service Manager for CCICP Paediatric Therapies, and I would like to tell you about an exciting opportunity that has arisen for a Specialist Occupational Therapist, who has knowledge and experience of working with children who have a range of complex needs from pre-school to 16 years old, to work with our brilliant Paediatric Therapies Team.

Main duties of the job

The post is a community role primarily based within the South Cheshire locality, working in a number of different environments - predominantly Springfield School and pre-school settings . Your main caseload will be within Springfield School, but we are also looking to enhance our existing 'outreach offer' for complex CYP who may join the school in the near future. We are looking for applicants to preferably have experience of multi-disciplinary working, as you will work within an integrated team alongside Paediatric Physiotherapists, Therapy Assistants and other members of the MDT including Speech and Language Therapists and nurses. We would also be looking for you to be able to prioritise your workload and be able to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

You will be an integral part of a small supportive team with support from experienced colleagues and the locality team managers available. Training and personal development is also encouraged in CCICP!

If this sounds like the role for you, or if you have any queries at all, please do not hesitate to contact us!

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Within this role, you would have the following main duties:

- Caseload management of a community caseload within the South Cheshire Locality

- Assessment and intervention of children and young people aged between 0-16, using standardised assessments and evidence based treatment techniques.

- Working in a variety of community settings, including mainstream schools, early years settings and nurseries and also clinics.

- Completion of P3 clinics which focus on the assessment and treatment of functional difficulties.

- Contribution to Education Health and Care plans for children on your caseload, and awareness of the SEND agenda overall

- Contribution to peer supervision groups, and the Motiv8 (appraisal) process that is used within CCICP and MCHT.

- Working alongside other health professionals including physiotherapists, therapy assistants, GPs, Consultant Paediatricians.

- Providing supervision to students, therapy assistants and other qualified members of the OT Team

- Ordering and management of equipment needs for the children on caseload using the recognised system.

The detailed job description and main responsibilities are detailed within the attached documents.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of paediatric Assessment and treatment skills
  • Evidence of community based working
  • Experience of working with children and young people of different ages


  • Student mentor



  • Bsc (Hons) Occupational Therapy
  • HCPC Registered


  • Appropriate Postgraduate Qualifications



  • Evidence of paediatric Assessment and treatment skills
  • IT skills


  • Experience of electronic records systems

Values and Behaviours


  • Evidence of understanding of MCHT Behaviours and values

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Springfield School

Crewe Green Road



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