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Children's Occupational Therapist

Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Children's Occupational Therapist- Band 6

The opportunity has arisen to join a supportive and integrated Children's Occupational Therapy service in Northamptonshire.

Main duties of the job

We are a Countywide Occupational Therapy service, who support children and young people from birth to school leaving age in their homes, at school, clinic and within community based settings. Patients are at the heart of everything we do and we pride ourselves on ensuring the best possible patient experience. We work in partnership with families, other health professionals and education professionals to maintain a holistic approach to the management of the child.

We are looking for an experienced, autonomous, motivated, adaptable Children's Occupational Therapist to join the team. You will have the following experience:
  • Working with children and families
  • Working within schools
  • Supporting children within the community
  • Application of variety of standardised & non-standardised assessments
  • Range of relevant clinical experience and leadership skills.

Please note that we will consider transferable skills.

In return we offer you an opportunity to work in a strong team, support for your development within the role within a wellbeing and values driven NHS Trust. In addition, the post is offered with attractive NHS terms and conditions, NHS pension scheme and supportive family friendly and flexible working options.

A car driver is essential. Interview Date: Tuesday 4th April 2023

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Jackie Ayre, Children's Occupational Therapist on 03000271350 or by email

About us

NHFT is an integrated primary care and mental health Trust, providing physical, mental health and specialty services in both hospital settings and out in the community. Because we put the person at the centre of all we do, we focus on delivering care that is as easy to access as possible. This means many of our services can be provided at home, work or in schools.We also provide health services to various prisons and detention centres in Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Job description Job responsibilities

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the About You Section of the document.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • OT professional qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Significant post graduate experience
  • Child protection training and experience
  • Postgraduate training Sensory processing
  • Postgraduate training in Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Postgraduate training in neurodevelopmental difficulties e.g.Bobath
  • Member of COT speciliast section
Skills & abilities Essential
  • Car Driver
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Able to manage, prioritise and delegate workload
  • Ability to risk assess and safeguard
  • Extensive clinical experience
  • Supervisary/appraisal skills
  • IT literate
  • Facilitation, Presentation and training skills
  • Special interest within given area of paediatrics
  • Emerging leadership skills
Knowledge & Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with children
  • Experience of working with specialist equipment
  • Expereince of supporting and supervising students
  • Knowledge of paediatric standardised assessments
  • Understanding of benchmarking
  • Development of care pathways and an understanding of the patient journey

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