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Childrens Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) works across London and Hertfordshire, and is rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

We are committed to continuous learning and helping our staff develop their skills and careers. We are proud to be ranked in the top employer lists from the HSJ/Nursing Times and Stonewall. Our staff say we are the best amongst community trusts for staff motivation, satisfaction with quality of care given, and quality of non-mandatory training (NHS Annual Staff Survey 2015).

Join us and enjoy being part of great NHS community healthcare.


1 X Permanent Full Time

1 X Permanent Part Time (225 Hours)

Are you interested in developing your Occupational Therapy Specialist skills, clinical knowledge and supervision skills? We may have a post for you.

We are looking for a motivated and dynamic Occupational Therapy Specialist to work in the Borough of Barnet. This full time post is to provide specialist Occupational Therapy (OT) services for children aged between 0-19 years with a range of conditions including neurological, developmental delay, progressive and congenital syndromes, specific co-ordination difficulties and social-communication disorders. The caseload ranges from mild to moderate and to complex needs.

You will be expected to independently manage a caseload of children and their families as an autonomous practitioner working across a variety of community settings such as hospital based clinics, homes, nurseries, mainstream and special schools, demonstrating evidence of a high level of problem solving, reasoning skills and judgement. You will also work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and to liaise closely with colleagues in Health, Education and Social Services as well as regularly supervise OT students on practice placements.

You should have experience working at a junior level and experience of assessment and treatment of patients with a wide range of complex conditions.

The Therapy Team work as a supportive integrated team across Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy service lines. You will be expected to be responsible for your own case load and to work without direct supervision. As part of the role you will provide specialist Occupational Therapy advice to other disciplines/agencies and have excellent communication skills. You will be responsible for the development of Occupational Therapy staff on the junior rotation and you will be expected to provide supervision and appraisals with Occupational Therapy staff, Therapy Clinical Support Workers and students.

The trust is keen to support staff to develop strong leadership and clinical skills through regular supervision and internal and external Continuous Professional Development opportunities.

We offer a range of staff benefits including travel loans, childcare vouchers and accommodation support. Find out more at

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community including: disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Communication regarding this post will be by email using Health Jobs UK (TRAC), therefore please ensure you check your emails regularly.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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