Highly Specialist Community Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Band 7

Main area
Occupational Therapy
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Schools Therapy Team Level 5
£36,224 to £46,315 pa INCL HCAs
26/02/2018 23:59

Whittington  Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

62 per cent of staff say they are proud to be working for the organisation in our Staff Survey with 55 per cent saying they would recommend us as a great place to work and 53 per cent say they have a strong sense of belonging.

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Full-time Band 7 -  Highly Specialist Community Paediatric Occupational Therapist


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Whittington Health is an Integrated Care Organisation (ICO) which provides acute and community services to the populations of Islington and Haringey.  Our service is based in the London Borough of Haringey – an exciting, diverse and vibrant borough, located only a few miles from the City of London.  The Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team is based at St Ann’s Hospital. 



We seek an experienced clinician who has highly specialist skills and experience to lead our work with children and young people. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Occupational Therapist who is keen to use their specialist skills in working with Children aged 4-18 with severe and complex neurodisabilities, in Haringey.


Scope of Job:

  • To lead in delivering child and family focused, goal led interventions at a highly specialist level for children and young people accessing occupational therapy service in collaboration with multidisciplinary health, therapy and education teams.
  • To provide clinical leadership within a designated area of practice across the occupational therapy service, as requested by the Occupational Therapy Professional Lead.
  • To provide a high quality, evidence based occupational therapy service which promotes participation and functional activity of children and young people accessing the occupational therapy services.



We are an innovative team committed to delivering high quality clinical care to the children and young people who access our service.   The service is developing new ways of working to meet increasing demands and the successful applicant will be a part of this exciting transformation.  The successful candidate will meet the criteria as defined in the personal specification for the role and must demonstrate the ability to work flexibly and creatively in both the leadership and clinical aspects of the role. The team also works closely with the Local Education Authority, Occupational Therapists within Haringey Social Services, and members of the Child Development Centre.


The post holder will receive an in-depth induction and regular supervision.  Opportunities will also be available to participate in ongoing training and development as part of their CPD.


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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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