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Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 340,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision is;- “Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key promises to the people of Croydon is to ensure:

  • You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff, who respect you as an individual
  • You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff who work well together in clean clinics and hospitals
  • You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians who listen to you and keep you informed
  • You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
  • You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

The Trust Staff Pledges, are as follows

You are the difference –Staff Pledges

  • I will always introduce myself to patients and other staff “Hello my name is”
  • If I see that someone looks like they need help, assistance or they look lost – I will always ask – Can I help you?
  • If I can’t help you I will always ensure that I refer you to someone who can
  • If I see behaviour that is inappropriate I will feel empowered and supported to always challenge it


(Housing, Adaptations and Equipment)

Band 7 Specialist Children’s Occupational Therapist 1 Year Fixed Term

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our team for an OT with children’s social services OT experience. This is a one year fixed term contract for adoption leave cover. We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and experienced OT to join our well established and innovative Children’s OT service that combines the traditional roles of both health and social services children’s OTs. We have recently relocated to a modern purpose built Children’s Development Centre promoting MDT working and shared working spaces.

With your skills in specialist children’s equipment, housing and adaptations, this is your opportunity to develop your neuro-developmental, therapeutic handling, postural management and schools input skills to offer holistic OT input to the children on your caseload. The post will provide OT services to children with a wide range of disabilities. OT services will include the full range of OT input required by the children on your caseload in their homes, nurseries, schools and respite placements within Croydon. This post will also provide consultative input to other team members needing assistance with specialist equipment, housing and adaptation needs.

Along with clinical work the post holder will also supervise more junior members of the team and OT students on placements and assist with service developments. Regular supervision and support will be provided.

We are a dynamic, friendly and supportive team of OTs, OT Technical Instructors and Administrators who have a wide range of skills and expertise. The service has a good reputation and we work closely with colleagues across children’s services in Health, Education, Social Services and the voluntary sector.

Our integrated health and social services OT team provides you with an excellent opportunity to broaden your skills and provide a comprehensive OT service to the children of Croydon, their parents/carers and other professionals.


- A Diploma / Degree in Occupational Therapy

- State registration with the Health and Care Professions Council

- Experience working with children with disabilities in a community social services OT setting

- A valid UK driving licence

For further information please contact Olivia Sexton, Team Manager Children’s Occupational Therapist on  ( Phone number removed )  / 6857 or ( Email address removed )

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 please be aware that the organisation is unable to guarantee Certificates of Sponsorship for successful candidates. Please note, 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.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note that no job offer will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.

If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please telephone the Human Resources Department on  ( Phone number removed ) .

In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.


Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

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.

UK Registration

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