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Title Specialist Occupational Therapist: Brain Injury Community Service (BICS)(The Children’s Trust)
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Region South East
Salary £34,961 – £42,010 per annum, inclusive of London Weighting (Full Time Equivalent and dependent upon experience)
Interview Date 2019-06-05
Closing Application Date 2019-05-27
Location Surrey
Job Information

12-month Fixed Term Contract (Maternity Cover)
Full Time/Part Time: [minimum] 30hrs – 37.5hrs per week
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic Occupational Therapist to join our growing interdisciplinary and national Brain Injury Community Service (BICS).  We provide specialist goal-orientated neurorehabilitation, delivered within the child’s environment and across the UK.  Working with the child, their family and professional networks, we focus on the needs that result from an acquired brain injury (ABI).
Your week will be varied as you work with the team to deliver a pathway of support, including clinical screening, brain injury education and onward referral through to interdisciplinary neurorehabilitation skills packages, to children and young people with social, emotional, cognitive, communicative and behavioural needs arising from ABI.  You will be supported by highly specialist therapy and psychology colleagues from the team, as well as a small team of administrators.  You will be based at the main BICS hub in Tadworth and will travel to homes and schools on a regular basis, as the caseload requires; you will be a car driver and willing to travel for work.
The successful candidate will have a good understanding of childhood development, knowledge of neuroanatomy and an interest in the wide ranging sequelae of childhood ABI.  You will have experience of working in healthcare and/or school settings as part of a multidisciplinary team, and experience of working with families and carers.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with acquired brain injury, providing expert rehabilitation, education, therapy and care at our national specialist centre in Tadworth, and to children and their families across the UK, via our Brain Injury Community Service.  Please watch our video to learn more about our community service: https://www.youtube.com/embed/Yj78t8X4gjc

If you would like to discuss the role, please contact the People Operations Team, on 01737 365 880 or email: recruitment@thechildrenstrust.org.uk.  Alternatively, please contact Katy James, Head of BICS or Natalie Martlew, BICS Occupational Therapist, on 01737 365 864.
PLEASE NOTE: The Children’s Trust Application Form MUST be completed and submitted, in order for your application to be considered.  As part of the shortlisting process, gaps in employment will be examined and will be further explored during the interview process.
Strictly no agencies please.
Boasting a beautiful 24-acre site in Surrey, we are located just outside of London, close to the M25 (accessible via Junction 8, A217 to Tadworth) and easily accessible via National Rail, by way of: Clapham Junction, Sutton and Epsom.
The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including: free on-site parking; subsidised cafeteria; on-site staff accommodation (subject to availability); the ability to retain your NHS pension (where applicable) or the opportunity to join an alternative scheme; and the opportunity to develop and implement your expertise in an environment that is as unusual in its beautiful historic nature, as it is unique in its state-of-the-art facilities.
The Children’s Trust is fully committed to protecting children and young people.  All posts at The Children’s Trust are subject to an enhanced DBS check.  If you are applying to The Children’s Trust, and are already registered with the DBS update service, this will speed up the recruitment process significantly.  We are an equal opportunities employer, and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, sex, disabilities, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation, or age.
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