Senior Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Therapy & Complex Needs

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year pa, pro rata
Closing date
29 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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We are seeking an experienced, motivated and highly skilled occupational therapist for this exciting and challenging post helping children achieve their best outcomes in home school and leisure.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day delegation of clinical work, staff and student supervision, in addition to contributing to audit, service development and innovation.

Derbyshire Healthcare is unable to sponsor international applicants in this role. You can find out more about how you can work in the UK by visiting Work in the UK - GOV.UK (

We operate flexible working arrangements within core hours.

Regular supervision is provided and we encourage personal development through internal and external training opportunities.

A mobile phone, laptop and full IT training will be available.

A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential to this post due to the requirements for regular travel, allowances are payable.

Main duties of the job

  • To manage a community caseload of children with complex needs within a variety of settings.
  • Offering an effective highly specialised standard of Occupational Therapy assessment, treatment and advice to parents/carers and schools using clinical reasoning and evidence-based/child-centred principles to ensure a quality of service is delivered.
  • To be responsible for Occupational Therapy provision within the multi-agency team around the child; providing specialist advice to other professionals to ensure delivery of an effective service to children.
  • To provide leadership to junior staff through mentorship, supervision and appraisal, to contribute to the supervision of Occupational Therapy students on practice placements and to provide clinical supervision for colleagues to ensure staff achieve their full potential.
  • To participate in the planning and development of the service holding responsibility for defined delegated projects to ensure a quality service is delivered against the modernisation agenda.
  • To work closely with the multi-agency team to ensure Occupational Therapy is fully integrated into each child's care programme.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBT+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification Experience and qualifications Essential
  • To hold a degree or diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • State Registered O.T (with Health Professions Council)
  • Minimum 4 years post graduate Occupational Therapy experience
  • Minimum 2 years paediatric experience at Band 6 level
  • Detailed knowledge about posture and specialist seating.
  • Detailed knowledge of assessment and treatment of children with co-ordination disorders impacting on occupation
  • Evidence of relevant postgraduate courses (CPD portfolio)
  • Evidence of supervisions skills.
  • Evidence of project management.
  • Evidence of working independently.
  • Experience of community paediatrics
  • Paediatric Bobath training
  • Co-op training.
  • Management training.
  • Up to date student Apple or equivalent training
Knowledge Essential
  • Legislation relating to professional practice and children/disability.
  • Sound knowledge of child protection procedures
  • Sound understanding of clinical governance and risk.
  • Knowledge of assessments and standardised clinical assessment
Skills Essential
  • Able to demonstrate excellent clinical reasoning and intervention skills
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills. Including ability to motivate and lead others; write complex reports.
  • Experience as a clinical supervisor.
  • Delegation and supervisory skills
  • Ability to travel across sites
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to set goals and achieve child centred outcomes
  • Ability to use IT systems including email and electronic patient records

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