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Paediatric Occupational Therapist -£2000 Welcome Bonus!

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

We are looking for a Band 6 Children’s Occupational Therapist to join our Community Children’s Therapy Team in Essex,  to help us continue to change things for the better.

Are you acaring and innovative Occupational Therapist with skills, working with children and adolescents with a variety of conditions, looking to join a supportive and progressive team? Are you interested in working in an environment focused on the highest clinical and quality standards with most of our services being rated overall “good” or “outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission? 

We are looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join our friendly and supportive Essex Integrated Therapies Team. 

This role is offering a £2000 Welcome Bonus!*

Full-time and part-time hours considered. 

*T&C's apply

Main Responsibility

Planning and organisational tasks / duties:

• To manage and prioritise own caseload and workload independently.

• Assess children with a range of performance difficulties and provide appropriate, high quality advice on self-management

• Assess for and recommend specialist equipment for home and school use

• Support the Team Lead and Therapies manager in meeting service performance targets. • Ensure compliance with all departmental and organisational safety and quality procedures

• Participate in team supervision, training and meetings. Patient Care Responsibilities :

• Assess, differentially diagnose, formulate treatment plans (in collaboration with patients and carers), write assessment reports, identify and choose appropriate therapeutic or clinical management techniques from a range of options, provide appropriate therapeutic intervention and evaluate treatment outcomes

The Ideal Candidate

Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy

• Registered and compliant with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

• Evidence of Post graduate training/or equivalent experience relevant to speciality such as:

o Child Development

o Specialist courses/ study on conditions that affect child development, autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, neurodevelopmental conditions

 • Evidence of continuing professional development

• Demonstrable post registration experience of working with children in a similar area of paediatric practice.

• Experience of using a range of assessments and treatment methods • Good general knowledge of normal child development and conditions that affect this.

 • Knowledge, experience of Children’s Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions related to working with children and an understanding of the theoretical framework underpinning these.

• The ability to analyse assessment results to formulate treatment plans, including the use of “SMART” targets, taking into consideration client, social and environmental factors.

• Design and implementation of Occupational Therapy programmes tailored to the individual.

• A good understanding of specialist equipment and postural management • Good multi-disciplinary/agency working skills

• Sound understanding of child protection processes

• Sound understanding of the process of Educational Health and Care Planning for special educational needs

Package Description

You will feel valued as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including:  

  •  Band 6 salary with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions.
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you 
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates 
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling   
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise  

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006 we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone. 

While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can. 

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. 

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

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