Ref. 64932

Children’s Occupational Therapist

  • Location: Nottinghamshire, England
  • Salary: £33.85 - £33.85 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing is working with Nottinghamshire County Council to recruit a Children’s Occupational Therapist in their Children and Families Cultural Service based in Mansfield.

£33.85 per hour via Umbrella Company

UK Experience

HCPC Qualified

Enhanced DBS

Job purpose:

Based within the Integrated Children’s Disability Team the OT will work alongside other Occupational Therapists to deliver safe and effective equipment and adaptation solutions within the child’s home environment, and within short breaks environments aimed at promoting the upbringing of the child by their own families / carers.


1. To carry out assessments of need under the Children’s Act 1989 and the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act in relation to disability and eligibility for services in line with departmental policy.

2. To work in accordance with Nottinghamshire’s Safeguarding Children policy and procedures.

3. Maintain an occupational therapy caseload whilst continuously developing skills and experience with appropriate supervision and support.

4. To assist in co-ordinating and developing packages of care for children and young people in conjunction with other colleagues.

5. To undertake assessment and provide equipment and advice and guidance on structural adaptations within current legislation and departmental policy with support and guidance from the Senior Practitioner or OT Manager.

6. To liaise with colleagues within the Children and Young People’s services Division/Adult Social Care & Health, private and voluntary sectors.

7. To maintain a case load which will include identifying and managing associated risks with the appropriate oversight, direction and support of the line manager/supervisor.

8. To monitor and review on going case work associated with meeting identified needs.

9. To keep accurate records and to update electronic case files in line with policy and good practice.

10.To give advice to persons with a disability and their family and carers.

11.To participate in and contribute to training courses as appropriate.

12.To participate in and contribute to supervision with line manager.

13.To have regard at all times for the confidential nature of the work and not to discuss or disclose information to unauthorised parties.

14.To work in accordance with health and safety policy and legislation.

15.To be aware of the requirements of the Data Protection Act and other legislation, ensuring confidentiality of information in respect of records maintained and tasks undertaken.

16.Any other duties which may reasonably be regarded as within the nature of the responsibilities/grade of the post as defined, subject to the proviso that normally any changes of a permanent nature shall be incorporated into the job description in specific terms.

17.To understand and seek support to carry out risk assessments in respect of the use of restrictive equipment and/or adaptions and balance this with the need to meet assessed clinical needs.

18.To have a knowledge and understanding of using an incremental approach when assessing and prescribing.

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