BAND 6 Occupational Therapist within our CAMHS Adolescent Inpatient Unit
We are looking for an experienced, energetic and passionate Occupational Therapist to join our team on Sowenna; our brand new CAMHS Adolescent Inpatient Unit in Bodmin which opened in September 2019.
The post holder will contribute to creating an innovative and trail blazing unit, which is informed by evidence base practice and providing warm and compassionate care.
The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing Occupational Therapy assessments, treatment and support to young people and their families. They will also facilitate Occupational Therapy group work and co facilitate with other team members the group based therapy programme delivered on the unit.
The post holder will be required to offer consultation to the staff group regarding the young people's occupational needs and communicate these with the wider CAMHS service and our multi-agency colleagues.
As part of a growing network of occupational therapists in the Trust the post holder will have regular supervision with the Lead occupational therapist. They will be invited to join our monthly best practice meeting where continual professional development topics are discussed and guest speakers are invited to share exciting developments and opportunities both within and outside of the Trust.
We would like the post holder to contribute to CPD training internally within the Unit.
Main duties of the job
To be responsible for the occupational therapy assessment and management of children and young people with identified mental health needs and moderate to severe learning disability.o In collaboration with the young person and the family/carer where appropriate, develop focused care plans, ensuring regular reviews to monitor progress and adapt care plan asnecessary.o To consider parent/carer needs, ensuring they are involved in care planning where appropriate.o To deliver evidenced based specialist Occupational therapy interventions.o The post holder will work as a member of the Multi-disciplinary Team ensuring that high quality individualised care is delivered which ensures safety and a commitment to promoting wellbeing and maximising independence.o Contribute to multi-disciplinary formulations and advise on evidence based, specialist interventions to promote the emotional health and wellbeing of children, young people and families affected by changes to their mental health.o Coordinate treatment planning & interventions, reviews and case closure planning.
We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.
We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.
Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.
We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.
Just over 532,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.
Job description Job responsibilities
To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Occupational therapy diploma/degree & registration with Health and Care Professions Council
- Highly developed skills in clinical assessment and evaluation
- To have worked independently without direct supervision in the community as a lone worker.
- Fieldwork educator / Clinical placement supervisor
- Membership of networks and special interest groups relevant to Occupational Therapy and children e.g. College of Occupational Therapy Specialist Section: Children Young People and Families
- Able to demonstrate awareness and understanding of professional accountability, HCPC and COT standards and other local and national initiatives.
- Demonstrate an understanding of effective & appropriate assessment and treatment options including a range of evidence based clinical approaches
- Detailed knowledge of legislation and current practice relating to children including the National Service Framework for Children.
- Well-developed knowledge of sensory integration theory and its impact on participation and function.
- Specialist awareness and knowledge of attachment and developmental trauma and impact on child's emotional development and support needs
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