Advanced Clinical Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist

East Cheshire NHS Trust


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Job summary

Are you a Paediatric OT with a specific interest in helping children and young people with Sensory Processing difficulties? Would you like to be involved in setting up and establishing a Brand new service in Cheshire East? Are you looking for part time hours to join the emerging team? Then we have the perfect role for you!

East Cheshire NHS Trust has an exciting new role to join us and help to establish and expand the New Sensory OT Service within the Cheshire East Locality.

We would be looking for an experienced Paediatric OT, with previous experience of Sensory based interventions to be considered as candidates for the role.

Within this element of the service, we will look to offer a tiered - Universal, Targeted and Specialist, approach. This will likely include the delivery of Universal Training and development of resources, completion of targeted workshops based around sensory topics, and specialist clinic / school / home sessions for those children and young people who require this level of intervention.

The successful candidate will work closely with our Paediatric Therapy teams in ECNHST, as well as other members of the MDT including the Cheshire East SEND Team, Community Paediatricians, and other 3rd party partners also.

Training opportunities and CPD are very much encouraged for all of our staff within ECNHST.

If you have any questions at all, or would like to have a chat about the role, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Main duties of the job

To provide a specialist Occupational Therapy Service in a variety of community settings to those children and young people, who are unable to manage their daily occupations due to problems processing sensory information.

To lead on service initiatives, coordinate projects. To attend meetings with senior managers or be involved with Trust initiatives as requested by and with support from the Paediatric Therapy Manager.

In addition, the successful applicant will carry a clinical caseload; specialist area dependent on knowledge and experience of the applicant.

About us

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to use your skills and experience in a new role, East Cheshire NHS Trust is the right employer for you. An organisation with a real sense of community we actively support and develop our staff to ensure our patients receive the best quality care. Join our team and support our vision of delivering the right care first time, every time.

Please read the attached Applicant Pack prior to completing your application form to find out more information.

Please be aware that this post requires an Enhanced with Barred list Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which is payable by the successful candidate. If you have lived or worked abroad for 6 months or more in the last 5 years you will need to obtain an overseas police clearance. Further information can be found on the additional information links at the bottom of the advert.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please download a copy of the Job Description and Person Specification located under the Supporting documents heading to read more about the advertised role.

As part of making your application we encourage you to review the Trusts Careers webpage for more information about working for East Cheshire NHS Trust.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. The Trust is a Disability Confident Leader and as such, applicants with disabilities will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification).

Applicants are advised to apply early as we reserve the right to close the advert prior to the advertised closing date should we receive a large number of applications.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant professional degree /diploma
  • Attendance at masters level post graduate courses relevant to the specialist area
  • Clinical Educator training
  • Membership of a relevant professional body & related specialist sub-groups


  • Communication skills training



  • Post registration knowledge which is relevant to the specialist area
  • In-depth knowledge of recent NHS legislation, recommendations for specialist area.
  • Detailed awareness of the national and local priorities and changing trends in the specialist area



  • Ability to lead junior colleagues
  • Highly advanced communication and listening skills
  • Ability to make appropriate decisions at all levels
  • Audit skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload, achieving a balance between clinical and other aspects of role
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of team
  • Ability to work under pressure


  • Critical appraisal
  • Presentation skills
  • ADOS assessments



  • Proven post registration experience, in the relevant specialism.
  • Experience of planning and completing audit & research.
  • Experience of teaching and mentoring of staff.
  • Experience of undertaking projects



  • Car driver with access to a vehicle for work.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Cheshire NHS Trust


Childrens Therapy Services

Pavilion House

Pavilion Way, Macclesfield

SK10 3LU

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Alison Gravett


Date posted

22 September 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 7


£40,057 to £45,839 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Childrens Therapy Services

Pavilion House

Pavilion Way, Macclesfield

SK10 3LU

Supporting documents

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