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School based Occupational Therapist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and innovative OT to lead and develop school based OT traded services in the City of London and Hackney. This post provides a unique opportunity for an OT with significant experience of working with children and young people, to promote and grow OT partnerships between health and education. The post holder will also be expected to partner with children, young people and families in the co-design and impact measurement. This is a role to develop the school based service, promote and deliver with the hope that it becomes financially self sustainable.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and diverse team, based in the heart of Hackney, at Hackney Ark Child Development Centre. The OT service has been commissioned to address the health and social care needs of children and young people and has history of championing non-traditional roles to meet the varying occupational needs of children and young people across the Borough. We are looking for an OT who can further develop service growth and innovative working. This role will require the successful candidate to promote the provision of high quality, evidence based occupational therapy services, which will promote the function, skills and participation of children and young people in Hackney.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • oRecognised Occupational Therapy Degree Qualification or equivalent leading to registration with HPC. oHealth Professions Council - Licence to Practice oEvidence of successful completion and maintenance of continuing professional development


  • Registered Member of College of Occupational Therapists Member of CYPF special interest group MSc in relevant subject Fieldwork Educators Course

Skills/ Abilities


  • oAbility to demonstrate staff values oAbility to work with families who may be in crisis and resistant to professional input oExcellent interpersonal skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills oNegotiation and Problem solving Skills oExcellent presentation skills, both written and verbal oDemonstrates good analytical and reflection skills oExcellent organisational and prioritisation skills oDeveloped supervision skills oAble to work independently and as part of a team oAbility to plan workload for delegated area of work oAbility to delegate work to others oAbility to communicate complex information clearly in English


  • oAbility to speak a community language.



  • oSubstantial post-graduate experience as an OT including work in community paediatric setting oExperience of audit and understanding of research principles oExperience of developing training packages. oExperience of writing EHCP reports


  • Experience of working in traded services occupational therapy, and writing proposals for provision

Experience Knowledge


  • oKnowledge/understanding of confidentiality issues oIn-depth knowledge of national policies and procedures relevant to children's occupational therapy oIn depth knowledge of a range of appropriate therapeutic interventions and an ability to compare and contrast relative benefits oIn -depth knowledge of assessment tools and outcome measures relevant to the client group including the utilisation and interpretation of standardised tests and outcome measures oKnowledge and adherence to clinical governance procedures and standards of record keeping

Trust Values, Equal Opportunities & Other Requirements


  • oUnderstanding and demonstration of the Trust Values oCommitment and adherence to equality, diversity, and inclusion

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Downs Park Rd


E8 2FP

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