Children's Occupational Therapist- Band 5

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£25,655 to £31,534 a year pa
Closing date
4 Jul 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
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We have an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified or established Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic and friendly team providing occupational therapy to children and young people in Gloucestershire. We welcome applications from those looking for their first post or those seeking to develop their existing role.

Children and Young People's Occupational Therapy Services is part of an Integrated Children's Directorate providing services for children and young people with challenges to their physical health and also those with learning disability and autistic spectrum conditions within health, social care, education and the local acute hospital.

Your role will involve managing a full clinical caseload, providing assessment and implementing intervention programmes for children with a range of needs. Your care planning will utilise a range of treatments, skills and options for use in both the home, community and school setting.

HCPC registration and ability to travel within the county is essential.

Main duties of the job

Independently manage a specialist clinical caseload with support and supervision provided by senior staff via various methods e.g. face to face contact, email, telephone. This will include provide clinical assessment and the delivery of treatment programmes for children and young people with a diverse range of physical healthcare needs

Demonstrate a commitment that the voice and lived experience of the child and young person is at the heart of all CYPS decision making and clinical care planning.

The post holder will provide supervision and support to OT Support Workers as appropriate.

The post holder will liaise with other agencies including education settings, social care and voluntary agencies.

About us

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document 'Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice' prior to applying for the role.

Job description Job responsibilities

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust are proud to have been recognised as a Veteran Aware Trust, evidencing the provision of the best care for Veterans and driving to improve the care for veterans and their families. Find out more about this by clicking on the link at the right-hand side, titled Veterans Covenant Healthcare Alliance.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Shortlisting criteria Essential
  • Professional registration: State Registered Occupational Therapist and be registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Some experience and/or knowledge regarding delivering evidence based/ best practice clinical interventions within childrens community healthcare setting.
Shortlisting criteria Desirable
  • Demonstrate awareness & clinical knowledge regarding providing OT care coordination/ managing caseloads including vulnerable children and young people with complex needs
  • Evidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CYPS field or skill Evidence of training/placement within a relevant CYPS field

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