Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Salary: Depending on experience (band 5 to band 7 opportunities)

Hours: 3, 4 or 5 days per week

Contract: Permanent

Location: Staffordshire

Application email: recruitment@caudwellchildren.com

Website: www.caudwellchildren.com/careers/

 

Description

Are you looking for a new opportunity?

Caudwell Children is a Staffordshire based national charity, registered since 2000, providing practical and emotional support to children with a disability and their families, supporting children aged 0 to 18 years. Some of our services extend to young people transitioning into adulthood to age 25 years.

Due to increasing demand for our Care Quality Commission regulated Autism Service based at The Caudwell International Children’s Centre, we are now looking for committed and passionate Occupational Therapists to join our experienced multidisciplinary team. You will work alongside Psychologists, Learning Disability Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists and teams of assistant practitioners and charity volunteers.

You will have opportunities for training and development, to engage in reflective practice and a chance to support and shape new services under the direction of Director of Clinical Services.

You will contribute to the assessment and diagnosis of autism and the design and delivery of our support pathways for children, young people and their families. In particular, Occupational Therapists will contribute to the assessment of sensory needs and functional skills and how these impact on children and young people with autism, making recommendations and providing guidance. This will involve assessment, report writing, interactive user friendly workshop preparation and delivery, all in the context of strong and holistic multi-disciplinary team working.

In addition, we carry out research into the effectiveness of our gold standard assessment programme and into the effectiveness of interventions provided. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of this programme.

Salary is dependent on post-qualification experience in line with Agenda for Change. HCPC registration is required.

For more information and a full job description, please visit: https://www.caudwellchildren.com/careers/occupational-therapist/

 

We offer:

  • Competitive salaries

  • Flexible start and finish times (in-line with policy)

  • Excellent working conditions on a university campus location

  • Purpose built neurodiversity friendly building

  • Good work-life balance

  • Health and wellbeing initiatives

  • Free on site exercise classes

  • Walking and running groups

  • A collaborative working environment

  • Opportunities for volunteering

  • Opportunities for training and development

  • Support with professional CPD

  • Employee awards

  • Attendance awards

  • Welcome gifts for new starters

  • Long service awards

  • Occupational sick pay after qualifying period

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Reimbursement for eye tests and contribution towards frames

  • Free on-site parking

  • Free charge points for electric car

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 33 with length of service (in additional to bank holidays).

  • Social events

  • Recommend a friend scheme

  • Workplace pension scheme

  • Christmas shut down

To arrange a convenient time for an informal discussion, please contact our recruitment team: recruitment@caudwellchildren.com who will be happy to help.