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Band 5 Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Are you a newly qualified OT? Or an experienced Band 5 looking for a new challenge? Are you passionate about collaborative working with children in community settings? Then this maybe the post for you.

Candidates should be enthusiastic and have excellent communication skills. They should be motivated to develop their skills for the benefit of children and families.

The work will involve assessments of children and delivering intervention in the form of prescribed Packages of Care. There will be opportunities available to deliver workshops to empower parents and support continuity of care.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will manage a defined caseload of children with a variety of conditions. These may include autism, neurological disabilities, functional difficulties and children with sensory processing difficulties. To be responsible for the assessment and on-going therapeutic management of children in community settings which may include, schools, nurseries, home visits and in community clinics. The post holder will competently assess and deliver OT programmes to children in the service and will be accountable for their own clinical work as well as to their nominated supervisor.

This is a community post, across the large city of Birmingham, with a caseload of children and young people with neurological and developmental conditions.

Our Occupational Therapists work with children aged 0 to 19 in community settings across Birmingham.

About us


Please ensure you check your Trac account regularly as this is how we will communicate with you during the shortlisting and selection process.

Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including business email address, telephone contact details and postal address.

Be Part of Our Team...

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Diploma / degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered Occupational Therapist with the Health and Care Professions Council



  • Relevant experience in an occupational therapy setting.
  • Relevant Evidence of application of the OT process during practice placement in paediatrics and/or neurology and/or community.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Ability to communicate verbally in a manner appropriate to a variety of parties
  • Ability to generate written communication, which is relevant ,concise, accurate and legible
  • Demonstrates awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of individuals from minority groups
  • Knowledge of different conceptual models of practice in occupational therapy.
  • Awareness of recent clinical developments and professional issues
  • Understanding of the relevance of the principles of clinical effectiveness

Personal Qualties


  • Demonstrate an ability to be flexible and participate in a changing NHS environment

Other Job Requirements


  • Ability to travel to various work locations
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


Soho Health Centre

Soho Road


B21 9RY

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