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Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist
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Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Salary Range - £40,869- £43,860 | Salary Point 35-38 | Based in Chessington | Permanent - Full Time | 36 hours per week

Achieving for Children recognise these are unprecedented times, but we continue to build capacity to support our most vulnerable groups.  To do this we are continuing to attract talented professionals to join us as we continue to provide OUTSTANDING (Kingston ILACS Ofsted 2019) services.

If you have the skills that will enable us to continue to enhance our practice and improve outcomes for children further,  we want to hear from you.  We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who have the passion and the drive to make a positive difference to children’s lives. By recognising and championing strengths we know we can make a real difference. It’s a genuine team effort in AfC. That’s why we want talented people, like you, to join us and help create a brighter future for children and families.

About the role

We are seeking experienced and highly motivated paediatric occupational therapists to contribute to our growing occupational therapy service in Kingston and Richmond.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work and develop as an individual whilst providing support and leadership to more junior team members.  Depending on experience, this could involve working with children and young people with complex medical, health or social communication needs across a variety of settings.

As a highly specialist paediatric occupational therapist  for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:


  • a complex caseload of children and young people with a wide range of disabilities 

  • holding shared responsibility for ensuring the safeguarding of children and young people on your caseload

  • working with the team lead to audit and plan services within your specific speciality of work 

  • working collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to support children and young people’s occupational therapy needs and you will be experienced in providing specialist advice to other disciplines

  • providing clinical support and supervision to other therapists and occupational therapy assistants. 

About AfC

We are a not-for-profit social enterprise owned by three local authorities (Kingston, Richmond and Windsor & Maidenhead), we offer the freedoms of a social enterprise with the employment benefits of local government. To find out more about us click here

About you

To be a highly specialist paediatric occupational therapist for AfC, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points

  • Demonstrable post qualifying clinical experience working in paediatrics

  • Highly developed communication skills and people management skills with the ability to 

motivate, develop and inspire others to provide a high quality service

  • Strong organisational abilities including: time management, creative-thinking,  problem-solving and multitasking

  • A personal determination, drive, energy and ambition to overcome and achieve challenging objectives, celebrate success and deliver excellent outcomes for children. 

About our benefits
When you join AfC you will have access to:

  • Positive and supportive working environments - We have a highly supportive working environment in which managers are challenging and supporting in equal measures. 

  • Positive work-life balance - Access to employee benefits and support forms part of our health and wellbeing offer.

  • A competitive salary and access to LA pension scheme - Our salaries are benchmarked against other local authorities.

  • A range of staff benefits and discounts managed via your own app - Staff can enjoy a wide range of discounts on sports and leisure activities and everyday shopping through AfC My Place.

  • Professional reflective supervision - Regular, high-quality reflective supervision which helps to build confidence is available to all. 

  • Strong Management - A strong performance management culture, with an equally strong focus on practice learning is embedded across the organisation. 

  • A fantastic learning and development offer - A clearly set out and accessible learning and development pathway, offering an extensive range of training and learning opportunities is accessible for all. This includes funding for post qualifying courses.

To find out about all of the breadth of benefits of working for Achieving for Children click here

Start dates

Achieving for Children have fixed start dates, candidates are advised to prepare for this should a job offer be accepted to ensure eligible continuous service is not affected.

To apply

If you would like more information about this role please see our role profile.

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Samantha Pearce or Eleanor Johnson, Senior Paediatric  Occupational Therapists on  or 020 8547 5833 to request an informal discussion.    

Closing Date: 23rd April
Interview date: TBC

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer, this extends to welcoming candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
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