Specialist Children’s Occupational Therapist

The closing date is 15th Apr 2024

Job summary

Are you passionate about unlocking the potential of children and young people and supporting their families in their homes, schools and community life?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an occupational therapist to join our innovative and friendly Childrens therapy service team in north Hampshire.

The Occupational Therapy service promotes participation and functional activity of children and young people with varying needs in home, nurseries, special school, mainstream school and clinic settings. We are committed to putting patient care first and we are looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and our passion for delivering high quality care.

This is a part time post for 22.5 hours per week.

If this sounds like the role for you then get in touch today!

Main duties, tasks & skills required

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing specialist, evidence-based and outcome focused assessment and intervention. You will also support in the delivery of targeted interventions to parents and education settings to enable them to support children with additional needs. The team has a strong emphasis on occupationally focused, family centred and evidence based care and you will have the opportunity to gain skills in approaches such as; cognitive orientation to occupational performance, modified constraint and occupational coaching, posture management.

This post will suit a candidates who has a degree in Occupational Therapy and holds a professional registration with the HCPC. Previous experience working with children and /or experience of community, learning disabilities or neurology in a qualified occupational therapy role is desirable as the majority of the clinical caseload is supporting children with co-ordination difficulties and physical disabilities.

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

Join our 7 staff networks:

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Veterans

Solent supports flexible working, providing a carer's passport. Our award-winning Health and Wellbeing service, including Employment Disability, Neurodivergent, and Menopause support, makes Solent NHS an inclusive workplace.

We promote staff vaccination as the primary defence against Flu and Covid-19. Join us in contributing to outstanding patient outcomes in a diverse and inclusive environment.

Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential

Degree level or higher in Occupational Therapy

Health and Care Professions Council registration

Desirable

Training required to teach students on placement

Registered member Royal College of Occupational Therapy

Experience

Essential

Experience of working with individuals with a range of disorders and/or delay

Experience of engaging with clinical supervision

Experience of working in a changing environment

Experience of integrated working in multi-professional teams

Training and presentation experience

Desirable

Experience of working with children

Experience as a practice educator

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 Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Rachel Simmons 

rachel.simmons@solent.nhs.uk 

07769205201 

Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 

Band

Band 6 

Salary

£35392.00  to £42618.00 Yearly

Contract

Permanent 

Working pattern

Part-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number

449-Team3-1538 

Job locations

Aldershot Centre for Health 
Hospital Hill 
Aldershot 
Hampshire 
GU11 1AY 

Adelphi House 
49 Church Square 
Basingstoke 
Hampshire 
RG21 7SN 

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