- Children's Occupational Therapy
- Band 4
- 37.5 hours per week
- Grovelands Child Development Centre
- £20,150 - £23,363 plus HCA pa
- 21/01/2019 23:59
Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.
NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.
We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.
We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated nursery nurse to provide input as directed by our Early Years Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy practitioners. You will work closely with practitioners, nurseries and families to support the assessment and development of the children’s Educational Health and Care Plans.
You will be qualified to at least a NVQ level 2 in childcare and education, have a sound knowledge of child development and excellent communication skills with children and families as well. Knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage and Educational Health and Care assessments and plans would be an advantage.
You will be working with Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy teams in partnership with families to encourage and support them to participate in the total care of their babies and young children. You will work as part of a team and contribute to the overall care and development of children known to the children’s therapists who attends the child development centre. You will be an integral link with the local nurseries / pre-school settings and the children’s therapies teams and support the nurseries in understanding the early years development and learning as part of the EHCPs.
If you are shortlisted for this post, your interview will take place on the 30 January 2019.
This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).
At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.
Starting with NELFT
NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.
High Cost Area Supplement – London
This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £3,659 to a maximum of £4,664).
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
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
Clinical Lead for Children’s Occupational and Physiotherapy
If you have problems applying, contact
- 0300 300 1530 Option 2