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Occupational Therapist

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an Occupational Therapist with experience working with neuro-diverse children, young people and adults?

We are looking for an OT to join our team conducting diagnostic assessments and providing post-diagnostic support to children, young people and their families. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding multidisciplinary team, working in a CQC Outstanding rated Trust.

You will join our friendly multi-disciplinary team in the CYP Autism Service. The main aspects of the role include conducting specialist autism assessments, contributing to MDT diagnostic and formulation meetings and, planning and facilitating post-diagnosis support. We work closely with the Adult Autism team and are developing an ageless ASD service, providing the opportunity to work across the lifespan.

Main duties of the job

We offer excellent clinical supervision and support. The service is committed to ongoing development opportunities, promoting wellbeing and supporting development of strong links with Occupational Therapists and other allied health professionals across the directorate. The post will involve a combination of face to face and remote working. Flexible and part-time working will also be considered.

About us

Our vision is 'To be Outstanding in all we do and how we do it.' Our teams pride themselves on compassion, team work and resilience. The Trust supports you by offering a flexible shift system including twilight shifts and compressed hours to support working families and our staff parking is free on all our main sites.

As an employee and representative of the Trust, you are required to demonstrate and uphold the Trust's Values. These are:

Proud to CARE:


Caring with compassion, it's about how we listen, what we say, what we do.


Friendly, welcoming, sharing ideas and being open


Taking personal and collective responsibility, being accountable for our actions


Striving for the best, for high-quality safe care and continually improving.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder, with appropriate supervision, will be responsible for the assessment of needs and diagnostic outcomes for children and young people with suspected autism spectrum disorder. The post holder will provide evidence based specialist OT advice, support and interventions to children and young people with a diagnosis of autism, their parents and carers. As part of a newly developed ageless service, there will also be opportunity to conduct assessments and deliver post-diagnostic interventions to adults, particularly those up to the age of 25 who have an Education Health and Care Plan in place.

Person Specification



  • Appropriate professional qualification - Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy



  • Knowledge of current best practice in learning disability Occupational Therapy



  • Understanding of team dynamics and an awareness of how to be an effective member of a multi-professional team

Employer details

Employer name

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare Trust


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