Principal Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist

Location Dagenham
Job type Contract
Salary £35.47 - 35.47 per hour
Contact Sebastian Dunbar
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Reference 167778

Sanctuary Personnel, a leading and award winning recruitment agency is currently looking for an experienced and dedicated Band 8a Principal Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist to work in Dagenhamon a full-time basis.

The pay rate for this locum Principal Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist job is £35.47 per hour (Assignment rate) and is an initial 2-month contract.


  • Support their team, department and organisation to achieve the Trust’s Values in their day to day work
  • Putting people first
  • Promoting what is possible – independence, opportunity and choice
  • Providing line management and clinical leadership to the children’s OT/Physio team in Barking and Dagenham, as part of the overall clinical leadership structure for Targeted Children’s Services within the borough
  • ensure safe, high quality evidence-based services are available to children and young people referred to the children’s OT/Physio service within Barking and Dagenham; developing and delivering a comprehensive specialist service that is child-centred and works in partnership with families and other agencies
  • Developing innovative practice and service redesign to contribute to the development and implementation of the clinical care pathways
  • Work closely with Operational Leads for Targeted Services and give feedback on performance and contractual agreements of the OT/Physio Service
  • Offer clinical leadership and management support to the OT/Physio team in Barking and Dagenham
  • Lead and develop innovative OT/Physio services that support clinical care pathways for children and young people
  • Develop systems and processes to support the delivery of the OT/Physio service within health and education settings within the borough of Barking and Dagenham
  • Be responsible for the clinical and operational management of the OT/Physio team, ensuring induction, clinical supervision, recruitment, appraisals and development of staff and providing expert guidance to other professionals in Health, Social Care and Education
  • Identify the role of OT/Physio’s in the clinical care pathways for children with complex needs and help in the implementation, delivery and monitoring of the care pathways 
  • Input in multidisciplinary team meetings to develop joined up packages of care for children with complex communication and learning disabilities
  • Take a lead role in managing the demand and capacity of the OT/Physio service to ensure commissioned service functions are delivered as identified in Service Level Agreements/service specifications
  • Lead on the delivery of and assist with all OT/Physio Service Level Agreements between NELFT and the Local Authority and other schools
  • Develop effective and evidence-based intervention to support SEND reforms, EHC outcomes and clinical care pathway for children and young people with arrange of complex communication disabilities
  • Develop effective working relationship with parents and key stakeholders and to seek views to help responsive and needs-led service
  • Update and deliver appropriate training/CPD packages to the OT/Physio workforce and OT/Physio professionals working with children with SEN and complex needs
  • Ensure OT/Physio service models are developed in order to meet the needs of children with complex communication/addition needs, and their families
  • Maintain a clinical caseload of children and young people, working as an autonomous practitioner within own specialist area 
  • Be responsible for organising and prioritising own and others’ workload across the service
  • Be responsible for providing accurate records of information required by the Trust for audit purposes
  • Ensure effective risk management at team level by accident/incident reporting, assessing and controlling risk and ensuring residual risks are added to the Trust register
  • Participate in the development of an effective team and the development of productive working relationships throughout the Trust
  • Provide expert advice to Barking and Dagenham leadership team for children’s services, on matters pertaining to OT/Physio service
  • Actively promote integrated working internally and externally to the Trust
  • Facilitate the development of a positive and supportive team culture by taking responsibility for dealing effectively with potential conflict

Requirements of the Principal Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist:

  • Degree or equivalent within Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered as an Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist
  • Recent NHS experience either pre or post qualification
  • Prioritising quality
  • Being progressive, innovative and continually improve
  • Being professional and honest
  • Have highly specialist knowledge in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of specific physical and developmental disabilities
  • Have organisation knowledge relating to Trust protocols and procedures and adhere to these

Benefits of working for Sanctuary Personnel:

  • Daily payroll
  • Free DBS and compliance service
  • Access to exclusive roles that aren't available with other agencies
  • Your own dedicated consultant with extensive occupational therapy/physiotherapy knowledge
  • Refer a Friend bonus - get £250 for each candidate you refer who we successfully place
  • Find your own job bonus - Receive £250 for bringing your own position to us
  • Clinical governance support
  • In house payroll system
  • Revalidation
  • Industry-leading shift booking system
  • Nationwide coverage including the Channel islands


This Principal Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist job is advertised by Sebastian Dunbar; if you are interested in this position please click above to apply now.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

As a pioneer of diverse recruitment, Sanctuary Personnel is proud to encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds as our pool of candidates is very much reflective of the clients that candidates will support within their role. This very much played a significant in previously winning ‘Best Candidate Care’ at the Recruiter Awards as well being a two-time finalist for the same award.

Sanctuary takes great pride in building candidate and client relationships that promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI).

With recruitment consultants and all other employees undertaking annual online training on EDI and many other compliance training courses, Sanctuary is best-placed to undertake a fair and thorough selection process.

Reasonable Adjustments:

If you consider yourself to have a disability or require any reasonable adjustment during the recruitment process or within the workplace, please highlight this at the earliest opportunity. With this information, we will provide appropriate support to you throughout the process and into your work placement.