Paediatric Occupational Therapist Developing Practitioner
 

Paediatric Occupational Therapy - Developing Practitioner (Band 5 Equivalent)
Salary Range - £31,044 - £33,324 | Salary Point 24 - 27 | Based in Chessington | Permanent - Full Time | 36 hours per week

There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.

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 enthusiastic 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 and as part of a team gaining clinical and operational experience in a supportive environment.

As a Paediatric Occupational Therapist (developing practitioner) for Achieving for Children you will work in a range of settings, including home environment, clinic, special and mainstream schools, to provide occupational therapy assessment, intervention and advice to children, young people and their families supporting their development, participation in activities of daily living and access to learning. You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.

As a paediatric occupational therapist (developing practitioner) for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
a specialist caseload of children and young people with a variety of complex physical, learning and social needs
writing reports for Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and MDT assessments/reviews
holding a shared responsibility for ensuring safeguarding of children and young people on your caseload
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.

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 paediatric occupational therapist (developing practitioner) 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:
  • Excellent skills in applying the OT process to assessment and intervention planning.
  • Working knowledge of child development, neuro-development and childhood occupations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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.

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

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the 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 samantha.pearce@achievingforchildren.org.uk, eleanor.johnson@achievingforchildren.org.uk or 020 8547 6527 to request an informal discussion.

Closing Date: 25th August 2021

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.
Area
Chessington
Working Hours
Full-time
Contract Type
Permanent
Salary From
£31,044
Salary To
£33,324
 
Paediatric Occupational Therapy - Developing Practitioner (Band 5 Equivalent)
Salary Range - £31,044 - £33,324 | Salary Point 24 - 27 | Based in Chessington | Permanent - Full Time | 36 hours per week

There’s never been a better time to join Achieving for Children (AfC), we were awarded OUTSTANDING in our October 2019 Kingston Ofsted inspection.

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 enthusiastic 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 and as part of a team gaining clinical and operational experience in a supportive environment.

As a Paediatric Occupational Therapist (developing practitioner) for Achieving for Children you will work in a range of settings, including home environment, clinic, special and mainstream schools, to provide occupational therapy assessment, intervention and advice to children, young people and their families supporting their development, participation in activities of daily living and access to learning. You will also have the opportunity to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team.

As a paediatric occupational therapist (developing practitioner) for Achieving for Children, you will be responsible for:
a specialist caseload of children and young people with a variety of complex physical, learning and social needs
writing reports for Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and MDT assessments/reviews
holding a shared responsibility for ensuring safeguarding of children and young people on your caseload
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.

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 paediatric occupational therapist (developing practitioner) 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:
  • Excellent skills in applying the OT process to assessment and intervention planning.
  • Working knowledge of child development, neuro-development and childhood occupations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • 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.

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

Please apply online including a supporting statement addressing how you meet the criteria for this post detailing what skills, knowledge, experience and abilities you can bring to the role, as outlined in the 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 samantha.pearce@achievingforchildren.org.uk, eleanor.johnson@achievingforchildren.org.uk or 020 8547 6527 to request an informal discussion.

Closing Date: 25th August 2021

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.