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Band 7 Paediatric OT

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen to become Clinical Specilist Paediatric Occupational Therapy Service, based at Princess Of Wales Hospital, Bridgend.

The post holder will provide professional leadership including supervision and operational management to the Paediatric OT Team- OTs, OT Technicians and Administrators. The role will develop the service for children and young people within CTM UHB, working in collaboration with other services, ensuring pathways and processes are clear and defined for ease of navigation for the child, young person and their families. The post holderwill take a lead role in the post-graduate education of Occupational Therapy colleagues and other professions, impart knowledge and skills, guiding further knowledge acquisition and acting as a mentor.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will act as an autonomous practitioner providing expert assessment and intervention for children and young people with additional needs.The role will requirehighly specialised, advanced clinical reasoning skills and treatment techniques to address complex presentations and co-morbidities.

The role requires client-centered, evidence based innovations in practice, and service development to ensure the best outcomes for children, young people and their families/carers. The role joins a dynamic Paediatric Occupational Therapy team and wider MDT as well as multi-agency working with partners in Education and Social Care.

With a proven track record of delivering quality services, demonstrating transformational leadership,and service development, you will be joining a friendly, supportive and dynamic Paediatric Occupational Therapy team.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications and/or Knowledge


  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy. HCPC Registration. Evidence of attendance on post-graduate courses and advanced training to Masters level equivalence. Knowledge of appropriate clinical guidelines - Local and National. Fieldwork Education Training. Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent post graduate courses/advanced training to Masters level equivalent Registered Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT)


  • MSc or post graduate diploma in relevant area. Member of RCOT Specialist Section Teaching qualification. Leadership/management qualification, e.g. ILM



  • Extensive experience working within paediatric OT for children and young people with highly complex, physical needs. Managing a complex caseload and advanced clinical decision making abilities. Working with other staff to implement Occupational Therapy treatment/advice/strategies. Contributing to planning care in conjunction with children, young people and families, and other disciplines Practical experience of designing and implementing treatment advice/strategies in line with best / evidence based practice Experience of audit/ research (clinical and organisational). Experience of formal and informal teaching. Experience of working within healthcare systems and other agencies pathways and services. Extensive experience of delivering highly skilled, technical physical techniques and skills, adaptability to changing reactions/experiences/environments/equipment. Inter-professional and multi-agency team working. Clinical service development and compliance with governance requirements and guidelines. Staff development e.g. supervision, PDR's. Planning and implementing advice/strategies/training to support children in educational settings in collaboration with school staff Working collaboratively with parents/carers and school staff Providing professional development and clinical education of junior staff, students and assistants Managing demand and setting priority criteria Understanding of Clinical Governance and its implications for occupational therapy and client care. Implementing the principles of clinical governance in clinical practice Working with children with additional needs focusing on childhood occupation, using functional assessments, standardised assessments and implementing specialised treatment approaches Goal setting and evaluating the outcomes of OT treatment using appropriate outcome measures Experience/understanding of supervising junior members of staff/ students and completion of PDRs Provision of professional development and clinical education of more junior staff, students and assistants


  • Experience of working alongside Paediatric Consultants or similar. Experience of teaching at post graduate level. Evidence of student supervision. Leadership and representation in clinical networks/practice groups. Knowledge of local community services and agencies Experience in assessing/providing/ monitoring of complex specialist seating and assistive equipment Experience in assessing/providing/ monitoring of upper limb splints Awareness of current professional issues. Ability to use reflective practice based on current evidence. Experience of advising/teaching other professions. Experience of presenting information to a variety of audiences. Experience of cross organisational working.

Aptitude and Abilities Skills


  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, nonverbal and written). Ability to use highly specialised clinical reasoning skills to facilitate appropriate pathway management to maximise patient independence and functional ability. Ability to carry out a range of assessments to support therapy planning and evaluation of progress Well established knowledge of a range of specialist therapeutic interventions that are evidenced based Clear understanding of Universal, Targeted and Specialist OT provision for Children and Young People. The physical ability and adaptability to respond to the changing presentations of the child/young person in relation to the task and environment. To perform and cope with all aspects of manual handling, equipment and advanced treatment techniques. Ability to work efficiently and effectively within a team environment. Knowledge of Child Protection issues and processes Work autonomously, acting decisively on behalf of self and others, setting own priorities. Ability to manage own time and a clinical caseload, and to describe ways of prioritising work Coaching/mentoring/ presentation/instructing/ class taking skills. Good IT skills. Knowledge and skills in Specialist equipment relevant to the client group. Autonomous practitioner with abilities to plan and prioritise own and others workload. Communicate complex information to a wide audience and adapt approach accordingly. Ability to develop pathways and processes to efficiently and effectively use and deliver advanced clinical decision making and care aims across CTMUHB Paediatric OT service. Ability to supervise staff that will be directly accountable to post holder. Deal with conflict in a range of settings. Manage complaints and prevent escalation wherever possible Work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team including excellent communication, liaison, negotiation, and influencing skills Assume leadership responsibilities Excellent analytical, reflective and problem solving skills Present effective verbal and written reports for clients, carers, colleagues and managers Up-to-date knowledge of relevant national policies, legislation and guidance Train staff including OT's and other professionals in the assessment and management of children with additional and complex Needs. Communicate and present information orally and in writing, in a clear and logical manner and overcome barriers to communication Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession Keep accurate and legible notes in line with local and national standards and policies Carry out moderate and intense physical effort throughout the working day and manage competing demands and interruptions Cope with working in a fast pace, potentially stressful environment. Work calmly under pressure and be flexible to demands Organise and prioritise caseloads of junior colleagues, assistants and students Understanding of and commitment to the Royal College of Occupational Therapy and HPCP guidelines and codes of ethics and professional conduct


  • The ability to speak or learn Welsh to a satisfactory level. Higher level IT e.g. data collection.

Personal Qualities


  • Self-motivated and capable of motivating others. Able to set priorities and deliver against targets. Ability to work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Innovative and passionate for the area of special schools. Team player capable of using initiative. Ability to treat people with respect, irrespective of age, gender, culture, religion and sexual orientation. Proactive, self-directed with innovative approach Acceptance of responsibility for self and others Commitment to lifelong learning

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Princess of Wales Hospital,

Coity Road


CF31 1RQ

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