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Specialist Paediatric OT - Physical Disabilities Lead

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an experienced Occupational Therapist to support the service delivery for children & young people with complex needs across Worcestershire. The role aims to deliver OT evidence-based clinical pathways to support improved health outcomes for children with complex conditions. The full-time post will be based at The Beacon Centre in Worcester covering the area of Worcestershire. The post is full time (37.5 hours).

The post holder will bring clinical experience and expertise to the role at an exciting time of supporting the transformation of OT services for children with complex needs. This includes knowledge and skills in evidence-based OT approaches including the provision of specialist equipment. The post holder will form part of the Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Specialist Play Service team working collaboratively with the MDT to deliver service improvement and provide leadership as required.

Join our team, we pride ourselves in providing outstanding care to patients across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. We will provide you with resources to develop and progress a long-term career as well as flexibility, continual professional development as well as a wide range of wellbeing and support. If you would like to discuss informally if this is the right role for you, get in touch with Recruiting Manager which can be found on the top right-hand side of the advert.

Main duties of the job

This exciting role involves being a key member of the Children's Occupational Therapy leadership and clinical team helping to shape the physical disability service for OT. You will oversee projects and quality improvement initiatives to design and embed clinical pathways to meet the needs of those with complex physical needs.

You will sit within the community OT team providing specialist assessments, interventions and implementing effective outcome measures including the provision of specialist equipment. You will have responsibility for the clinical leadership of the OT team supporting with clinical supervision, training and embedding clinical pathways.

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in OT
  • Fieldwork educator qualification
  • State registration with HPC
  • Evidence of Post graduate training relevant to specialist job role
  • Completion of specialist courses relevant to job role and client group
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer.



  • Documented evidence of continuing professional development
  • Supervision, appraisal and line management of junior staff and support staff
  • 6 years post registration experience including at least 2 years within defined speciality
  • Supervision of students at degree and post graduate levels
  • Leadership and 1st Line management experience
  • Experience of audit procedures
  • in an area of speciality at band 6

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


The Beacon Centre

Carnforth Drive



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