Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist Community Neurorehabilitation Team, Birmingham & Solihull (Band 7) - Golden Hello of £1,000

Location: The Children's Trust

Contract Type: Permanent

Specific Hours: 30 hours per week (part time)

Salary: £40,057- £45,839 per annum (dependent on experience)

Closing Date: 03 July 2022

Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist Community Neurorehabilitation Team, Birmingham & Solihull (Band 7) - Golden Hello of £1,000

The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with a brain injury, is preparing to launch a new and exciting service across Birmingham and Solihull. The community-based service will provide neurorehabilitation to children and young people (0-18) with a new or existing acquired brain injury (ABI) living in the Birmingham and Solihull region. It will work alongside services that already exist to help children and young people to achieve their goals and aspirations. This service is the 1st of its kind for The Children’s Trust making it a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and experienced Occupational Therapist to join a newly founded multi-professional team. The team will include a Psychologist, Speech and Language Therapist, Physiotherapist and rehabilitation assistant.

The team will strive to:

Educate families and other professionals to raise awareness of the needs of children and young people following an acquired brain injury; be it a mild concussion to a severe injury requiring admission to hospital.

Empower families and other professionals working with the child and young person to deliver goal-focused care- optimising outcomes and embedding rehabilitation into their daily lives and routines.

Continually evaluate the service with the aim of demonstrating its impact and proactively making changes to delivery in response to feedback.

As an employer, The Children’s Trust recognises the traditional working hours of 9am-5pm Monday to Friday can be detrimental to staff wanting to achieve a healthy life/work balance and make accessing the service for some families incredibly difficult. We are therefore open to exploring different working patterns to meet the needs of both staff and future users of the service.

If you want to learn more about this fantastic opportunity, we would love to speak to you. Please contact Rebecca O’Sullivan by email rosullivan@thechildrenstrust.org.uk with any questions and/or to arrange to speak.

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. 

Closing DateSunday, 3rd July 

Interview Date: Friday, 15th July

Strictly no agencies please.

As we often receive high levels of applicants for our roles, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview.  Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion.

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. 

The work we do is highly rewarding, and in addition to an attractive salary, we offer a valuable range of benefits, including, adoption pay, time off for fertility treatment, enhanced paternity leave, paid carers leave, time out days for those experiencing menopause symptoms, time off for gender reassignment, and much more. We also offer additional annual leave days for those with long service, with entitlements ranging from 35 to 41 days (including bank holidays) depending on your length of service. Other benefits include: 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 a unique and development environment.

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. 

The Children’s Trust has a duty of care to minimise the risk of all infectious diseases to the vulnerable and extremely vulnerable children and young people in our care, as well as our employees and volunteers. As a result, we require staff to provide a valid NHS Covid Pass (or proof of Covid vaccinations or medical exemption) for all roles at Tadworth Court and in the Brain Injury Community Service. We also expect staff to have taken or be willing to take relevant immunisations required by the role to protect them against infectious diseases, (unless you are medically exempt).

At The Children’s Trust we recognise how important it is to have leadership that reflects the children, young people and families that we support. We also recognise that staff, comprised of a range of skills, backgrounds and experiences will help us to better understand the needs of those we support, and how we can best represent their interests. We, therefore, particularly welcome applications from disabled people, individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds and those from other under-represented groups. The Children’s Trust is committed to achieving equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across all levels of the organisation. For further information, see: https://www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/about/statement-equity-diversity-Inclusion

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