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Children's Occupational Therapist

Band 6

Main area
Community Health Services
Band 6
Part time: 22.5 hours per week
Job ref
Abingdon Community Hospital
£30,401 to £37,267 per annum pro rata
23/02/2020 23:59
Interview date

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

We are a responsive and innovative Foundation Trust that places our values of Caring, Safe and Excellent at the heart of everything we do. We take great pride in our staff and believe that investing in you is key to us achieving our vision of outstanding care delivered by outstanding people.

We work with a wide range of partner organisations to deliver care and support to people in their own homes and from a number of hospitals and community bases. We focus on delivering care as close to home as possible.


Would you like to come and join our team? Do you like working with children both at home and at school?

We are looking for a part-time Occupational Therapist, trained in paediatrics with wide ranging OT experience of working with children and within the NHS. This is an exciting position which includes working in schools and working with children and families at home in the South of Oxfordshire.

You will have the opportunity to work with children and young people who have a wide range of complex physical and developmental needs including conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Autism.

The Children’s Community OT service works in partnership with young people and parents, Health, Education and Social Service professionals to provide a holistic quality service across the whole of Oxfordshire.

Within Oxfordshire there is a Children’s Integrated Service and you will have the opportunity to work in partnership with Physiotherapists and Speech and Language Therapists within the Children’s Integrated therapy team and be involved in developing policies based on best practice, evidence and positive outcomes for the Children’s Occupational Therapy team.

This job is for an OT who is enthusiastic and motivated with very good assessment, communication, organisational and time management skills. There is regular supervision, training and support from the area OT lead and peers. The work also involves supporting new members of staff, running clinical supervision groups and other responsibilities as required and commensurate with this banding.

There is a well-established appraisal system with an excellent commitment to staff training and development. All staff receive regular clinical supervision, access to a variety of CPD sessions with Clinical Leads, clinical and caseload discussions with senior colleagues.

Access to car or ability to travel between county-wide locations is essential.

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Kathryn Stevenson, Lead Children’s Community Occupational Therapist on 07825044170.