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Children's Occupational Therapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Children's Therapies Team is an integrated therapies team providing Occupational Therapy,Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy, Specialist Nurse Advisors and Care Co-ordinators to children 0- 19 years within KCHFT.This vacancy is within the NorthWest Kent Team based covering the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Maidstone andDartford and Gravesham areas. The successful applicant will join other Clinical Leads and Team Leads inNorthWest Kent and will join the network of Clinical Leads working in the Children's Therapies Service acrossKent.We work closely with colleagues from other health, education and social care teams to provide an integratedteam around the child approach.The post will cover is primarily a School Years caseload for 22.5 hours a week (0.60 wte) The interviews will be held on Wednesday 24 July 2024

Main duties of the job

To co-ordinate and lead the neurodiversity specialism across NorthWest KentTo lead on service policy and clinical care pathways across the service in this specialist clinical areaTo report to and advise on development requirements in this specialist area to Professional Leads, TeamLeads, Locality Clinical Manager and/or Head of ServiceTo be responsible for delegated line management and supervision of staff within the teamTo ensure staff have regular access to effective supervision, training and support to enhance their CPD in thisareaTo advise on development requirements in this specialist area to Professional Leads, Team Leads, LocalityClinical Manager and/or Head of ServiceOn a day to day basis you will manage a complex /specialist clinical caseload within the School YearsOccupational Therapy team in order to support children with a range of needs to participate in occupations ofchildhood

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our values compassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

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At KCHFT we strongly encourage colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

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Person Specification



  • Registered health care professional (HCPC registration)


  • Working towards Master level study



  • Health related degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in area of practice


  • Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages (E-Pay / E-roster/ AT-P/ CIS)



  • Experience of leading and managing teams



  • Experience of developing policy and service development plans with practical experience of change management

Special Knowledge and Expertise


  • Evidence of continued relevant professional development and implementation in practice within the last 12 months

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to manage time effectively, prioritise and work under pressure to meet deadlines

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice.

Personal Attributes


  • Flexible and adaptable

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Invicta House Heathside, Heath Rd, Coxheath


ME17 4AH

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