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Occupational therapist

band 6

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band 6
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
Employer type
Northern Health Centre
£30,401-£37,267 Exc hca
31/05/2019 23:59
Interview date

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.

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Occupational therapist- working in the Social Communication Team (0-5 years)

10 sessions 1.0 FTE


Band 6

Islington Additional Needs Children’s Service provides a multi-agency team approach to working with babies, children and young people who present with additional needs and complex disability. This post in within the Social Communication Team (0-5 years). This team works to assess and diagnose children with possible autism spectrum condition.

The Social Communication Team is a multi- disciplinary team for children with autism, comprised of speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, clinical psychologists, paediatricians, therapy assistants and a family therapist/counsellor. It is managed by a team leader who is responsible for the day to day running and management of the team.

We are looking for a dynamic and highly motivated Occupational therapist to join this well-established service, who is able to work sensitively with young children with autism and who is committed to a family centred practice. There are 3 other occupational therapists in the team, and a good supervision and appraisal structure.

The postholder will deliver diagnostic assessment, advice and programs for families, parent support and training, and direct intervention with children with autism spectrum disorder. There is a developing ethos of transdisciplinary working.

We are co-located with Specialist social care and third sector teams and enjoy close links. 

We will offer you excellent training opportunities with a strong emphasis on individual performance appraisal and supervision. External training is also fully supported and encouraged.

We are a friendly and supportive service promoting equal opportunities and access for all. We support flexible working hours and applicants interested in part time working are also encouraged to apply.

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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

For further information or an informal visit, then please contact Orit Roditti, Occupational therapist: 0203 316 1867 ( or Vicky Matthews, Team Leader: 0203 316 1878 (