Band 7 Children's Occupational Therapist

£37,570 - £43,772 pro rata
16 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 7

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 4,750 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • 14 inpatient and outpatient locations, serving a total community of 1.3 million people
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
  • Stonewall Diversity Champions, and Disability Confident Employer - Level 2

We are a progressive and innovative team who provide services to children in the North of West Sussex, which covers Mid Sussex and the Crawley/Horsham area. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist to join our team of dedicated therapists. This post will be based at Crawley Child Development Centre, in Crawley Hospital. It offers the chance to be part of a forward-thinking, dynamic and dedicated team. This is a community post, with a caseload of children and young people with neurological and developmental conditions. The post holder will be responsible for carrying out assessments and providing interventions for children and families with complex needs.

You will work closely with the child, their family, and other professionals involved in their care including Physiotherapists, Specialist Nurses, Paediatricians and Speech and Language Therapists. We are committed to multidisciplinary working and contribute to specialist clinics. You will also be expected to liaise with education staff and provide reports to support Education and Health Care Plans. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are therefore essential to this post.

You will have the opportunity to contribute to and lead development of the Children's Occupational Therapy service alongside the Professional Lead and Clinical Service Manager. You will have responsibility for supervision of designated staff including carrying out appraisals. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Band 6 or current Band 7 wishing to expand or develop their skills within children's services. Candidates must be able to demonstrate clinical skills gained through previous experience working with children or appropriate transferrable skills.

Candidates are required to have current HCPC registration. We offer excellent training opportunities including access to external courses, in-service training, supervision and clinical support.

The ability to travel is essential as you will need to visit nurseries, schools and children's homes. It is therefore essential that the candidate is a car owner.

This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically also; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download
  • Band 7 Children's OT jd
  • Band 7 OT person spec
  • Band 7 supplementary information
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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