Children's Occupational Therapist

Worthing, UK
19 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
  • 5,000 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 Worthing area. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Children's Occupational Therapist to join our team of dedicated therapists. This post will be based at Worthing Child Development Centre, Worthing Hospital. It offers the chance to be part of a forward-thinking, multidisciplinary service. 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 or strategies for children and families within the community and within the Child Development Centre.

You will work closely with the child, their family and other professionals involved in their care including Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Paediatricians and Specialist Nurses. You will also be expected to work closely with our colleagues in education. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are therefore essential to this post. The post holder will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of children's services alongside the Band 7 Occupational Therapists, the Professional Lead and the Clinical Service Manager, and you will have responsibility for supervision of designated staff. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Band 5 or a Band 6 wishing to expand or develop their skills within a paediatric setting.

Candidates must have current HCPC registration, and be able to demonstrate clinical skills gained through previous OT experience. The successful candidate will also need to work independently in the community, and demonstrate excellent organisation/time management skills. We offer excellent training opportunities including access to external courses, in-service training, supervision and clinical support from the Countywide Paediatric Professional Lead. You will be expected to help and support other staff such as Technical Instructors and students. The ability to travel independently is essential as you will need to visit nurseries, schools and children's homes. The candidate will therefore need to have access to their own transport.

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
  • Job Description B6
  • Person Sec B6 OT
  • B6 OT
  • Staff Benefits Brochure
  • About Us

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