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Specialist Children's Occupational Therapist

Solent NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Please note for part time hours the salary will be pro rata.
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about unlocking the potential of children and young people and supporting their families in their homes, schools and community life?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced occupational therapist to join our innovative and friendly Childrens therapy service team in North Hampshire.

You will be working with children aged 0-19 years old with physical disabilities and co-ordination difficulties. The children's therapy service offers universal, targeted and specialist support. To enable Occupational Therapists to provide evidence based interventions a training package is offered with this post to upskill the successful candidate in the clinical pathway they will primarily be working in when they start with us. External training offered would be one of the following courses (subject to availability) cognitive orientation to occupational performance (CO-OP), Bi-Manual and Modified Constraint Therapy or Postural Management. We would encourage the successful applicant to engage in quality improvement projects, our internal training programme and clinical supervision.

This post will suit a candidate who has a degree in Occupational Therapy and holds a professional registration with the HCPC. Previous experience working with children and /or experience of community, learning disabilities or neurology in a qualified occupational therapy role is desirable but not essential.

We would support flexible working.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing specialist, evidence-based and outcome focused assessment and intervention. You will also support in the delivery of targeted interventions to parents and education settings to enable them to support children with additional needs. The team has a strong emphasis on occupationally focused, family centred and evidence based care and you will have the opportunity to gain skills in approaches such as cognitive orientation to occupational performance, modified constraint and occupational coaching, posture management.

This post will suit a candidates who has a degree in Occupational Therapy and holds a professional registration with the HCPC. Previous experience working with children and /or experience of community, learning disabilities or neurology in a qualified occupational therapy role is desirable as the majority of the clinical caseload is supporting children with co-ordination difficulties and physical disabilities.

About us

We have been working with other local NHS Trusts to create a new organisation, bringing together all community, mental health and learning disability services from across Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Subject to approvals, the aim is for the new Trust to be formed by July 2024.Project Fusion is the name for the programme to create the new combined NHS Foundation Trust. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be bringing the services into a single organisation will result in more consistent care, more equitable access to services irrespective of postcode, and a more sustainable workforce and services. The new organisation will operate locally to ensure services can best meet the needs of different communities.The new Trust will be comprised of all the services currently provided by Solent NHS Trust and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust, the community, mental health and learning disability services provided by Isle of Wight NHS Trust and child and adolescent mental health services delivered in parts of Hampshire by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.Colleagues will transfer to the new organisation under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) -- known as TUPE on 1st July 2024. TUPE is a legal process to ensure you transfer out of one organisation and into another, maintaining the terms and conditions of your employment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Degree level or higher in Occupational Therapy
  • Health and Care Professions Council registration


  • Training required to teach students on placement
  • Registered member Royal College of Occupational Therapy



  • Experience of working with individuals with a range of disorders and/or delay
  • Experience of engaging with clinical supervision
  • Experience of working in a changing environment
  • Experience of integrated working in multi-professional teams
  • Training and presentation experience


  • Experience of working with children
  • Experience as a practice educator

Employer details

Employer name

Solent NHS Trust


Aldershot Centre for Health

Hospital Hill



GU11 1AY

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