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Rotational Band 5 Occupational Therapist - Paediatrics

Band 5

Main area
Rehabilitation - Paediatrics
Band 5
37.5 Hours per week
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Lighthouse Child Development Centre
Southend on Sea
£22,128 - £28,746 per annum
19/02/2018 23:59

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable



Do you want to work with children?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist to join our Paediatric OT Team. The post is rotational beginning with a year in Paediatrics and is an excellent way to develop a sound professional identity within the paediatric field.

You will also be part of our established and supportive therapy team based at the Lighthouse Child Development Centre whilst developing your professional skills.

Your caseload will predominantly consist of working with children with co-ordination difficulties within schools but you will also be offered learning opportunities in other areas of the paediatric workload. The post is based at the Lighthouse Child Development Centre and will require you to drive to different mainstream schools. You will be working closely with staff employed by education. You will receive extensive in-house training and ongoing direct senior support to enable you to carry out this job-role

We offer:

  • A supportive team of experienced clinicians and assistants with a varied skill mix.
  • Regular professional support, including an appraisals, supervision and continued professional development (CPD)
  • Development of expertise in the area of management of children with co-ordination difficulties, presentation skills and multi-agency working with colleagues in education
  • Departmental in-service development programme as well as bi monthly clinical effectiveness days
  • Regular OT team meetings
  • Opportunities to provide training to parents, education staff, colleagues and other professionals
  • Opportunities to develop your personal and clinical skills through a range of learning experiences specifically linked with your appraisal objectives and identified development needs.


















  • Opportunities for joint consultations and shadowing

What we are looking for:

The successful applicant will meet the following essential criteria:

  • registration as an occupational therapist with the Health Professions Council
  • working to evidence based practice
  • have effective interpersonal skills
  • be committed to personal, team and service development
  • have effective organisation and time management skills
  • be computer literate
  • hold a clean driving license and have access to use of a car, with relevant insurance


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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