Band 6 Paediatric Occupational Therapist Specialist

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2022

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An exciting opportunity has become available for a Band 6 Occupational Therapy post working within the Resilient Families Service (RFS) and aligned within the Paediatric Occupational Therapy Team in Cwm Taf Morgannwg UHB. The post holder will provide support and advice by working in partnership with key professionals in the Resilient Families Service to ensure that children are meeting developmental milestones and that those individuals, including parents and professionals, can identify sensory processing difficulties and respond to them appropriately.

The post holder will be based at Carnegie Clinic or Ty Trevithick Resilient Families Team, however will be required to work across Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB) and Rhondda Cynon Taf sites. The successful applicant will need to be a team player, who is flexible in approach, resourceful and keen to demonstrate the distinctive contribution and added value that an Occupational Therapist can offer the multiagency team. You will need excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in achieving wellbeing and positive health outcomes for children and young people.

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

This post is fixed term/secondment for 3 years to meet the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure the provision of high quality Occupational Therapy services to children and young people with a range of sensory processing difficulties referred to the RFS.
  • Provide specialist assessment, treatment and advice for children and young people with a range of sensory processing difficulties and their families, using evidence based/client centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions.
  • Provide support and advice to the CANS Team, Talk and Play and Childcare staff to develop bespoke interventions for children with sensory processing difficulties, respond to and support requests for opinion relating to sensory processing from Community Wellbeing & Resilience professionals.
  • Visit childcare settings and schools as required to observe children open to the RFS and provide support and advice to childcare providers and teachers to ensure that a consistent approach is taken to meeting their identified sensory needs.
  • Identify, provide, evaluate and report outcomes of a programme of training to the CANS Team, childcare settings, school staff and the wider Community Wellbeing and Resilience Service, to ensure children and young people receive an appropriate programme of intervention and support to improve their development and skills acquisition.
  • Contribute to or lead service delivery and quality improvement. and develop skills and knowledge through participation in CPD development programmes and competency framework.

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 Education/Qualifications Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Post Graduate training in Fieldwork Education
  • Registered member of Health Professional council
  • Post-graduate training related to Paediatric OT
Experience Essential
  • Post Graduate clinical experience in Paediatric OT
  • Clinical experience in group ans individual Paediatric intervention
  • Experience of supervision
  • Experience in a range of settings e.g. home, schools and community
  • Ability to use reflective practice based on current evidence
  • Experience of adising/teaching
  • Experience of cross organisational working
  • Assessor experience of Agored
Knowledge and Understanding Essential
  • Knowledge of sensory processing difficulties and impact to child/YP
  • Knowledge and application of principles of clinical governance and risk management
  • Knowledge of roles of other professionals and principles partnership working
  • Knowledge of standardised and non standardised assessments used within Paediatrics and in relation sensory processing
  • Knowledge of a broad range of Paed conditions DCD, autism, ND and physical conditions
  • Knowledge and understanding of Paed approaches and graded interventions particualrly sesnory and play
  • Knowledge of national drivers for helath provision for Paediatrics
Skills and Abilities Essential
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Clinical reasoning skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Presentation skills
  • People management
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Embrace innovative practice
  • Appraise own performance
  • Use of clinical supervision
  • Autonomous working

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