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Post: 1 full time permanent and 1 full time temporary contract (12 months) Band 5/6
Base: The Meadow Centre, Faulkner Road, Solihull B92 8SY
Salary: £21909 - £35225
We are looking for experienced Band 5/6 paediatric occupational therapists to join our small, dynamic team. We have 2 vacancies – a permanent post due to an existing staff member moving on, and a 12-month fixed-term contract, having been successful in securing additional funding to reduce our waiting list.
Paediatric occupational therapists work as part of a Community Children’s Therapies team within the Heart of England Foundation NHS Trust. We provide a comprehensive assessment, advice and consultation service to support the occupational performance of children and young people whose motor, process and/or sensory difficulties affect their participation in everyday activities at home, at school and at play. We work in a variety of settings including community clinics, children’s homes, nurseries, and mainstream and special schools. Our vision is to provide occupation-focused services based on evidence of current best practice to effectively and efficiently meet the needs of children/young people and their families. We work closely with professionals in health and education and the voluntary agencies that support children/young people in our locality.
The post-holder will carry out assessments and produce comprehensive written reports for children with a range of additional needs (including developmental coordination disorder, autism, sensory processing disorders and complex neurological disorders) affecting their functional daily life skills and ability to access the school curriculum. You will also support a caseload of children with physical needs attending mainstream schools and will contribute to service developments/audits.
Applicants must hold a Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy, should be able to meet the travel requirements of the role and have previous experience as an occupational therapist with children and young people. Applicants must be able to work independently and show initiative and enthusiasm. Good communication skills are essential. Supervision and support will be provided.
Informal visits are welcome, or if you have any questions please contact Sally Payne, Head Paediatric Occupational Therapist on ( Phone number removed )
Please read the attached document 'Information and Guidance for Applicants'
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