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Occupational Therapist - Band 6

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Occupational therapist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The post holder will work in collaboration with the CYPS Leads to deliver safe, efficient, high quality and effective services by providing strong clinical leadership and ensuring alignment of team based priorities with the Directorate and Trust priorities and values.

Independently manage a specialised clinical caseload of children/young people and their families,

Provide clinical assessment, consultation, advice and the delivery of treatment programmes for children and young people with a diverse range of physical healthcare needs

Work within a variety of setting such as community, homes, schools, nurseries, hospital ward & designated Clinics. The service provides a blended offer of delivery including Face2Face and a digital offer (Attend Anywhere).

Contribute to ongoing service improvement initiatives

Adopt corporate, clinical governance and best practice principles within service delivery

Demonstrating 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.

Main duties of the job

Provide a range of health care based assessment and treatment interventions for children and young people (0-18yrs) and their families/carers within the designated team.

o Providing a holistic clinical/health assessment, consultation, advice and the delivery of intervention programmes for children and young people with a diverse range of needs.

o Clinical care will take a trauma informed approach with knowledge and understanding of Adverse Child Experience (ACES) that may be impacting on presenting needs

o Undertaking comprehensive and accurate assessment/formulation of children and young people (including diagnostic where required), using investigative, analytical and effective clinical reasoning skills

o Demonstrate effective profession based core skills and competencies including effective clinical decision making and articulating rationale behind decision making.Contributing to team based referral screening/Front Door pathways

o Providing effective and safe clinical risk assessments & risk management planning as part of routine clinical work

o Undertaking accountability, responsibility and independent managing a clinical caseload of children/young people and their families.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Support CYPS Leads by making an active contribution to maximising integrated working and activity across the CYPS Directorate with the vision of supporting children and young people as an Integrated Directorate to have healthier and happier lives and reach their potential.

Through delegated tasks, to support continuous improvement of quality and clinical aspects of service provisionthrough robust audit, Quality Improvement (QI), evaluation, system change and innovation. This will:

o Reflect local demographic & health needs and priorities and contributing to addressing and reducing health inequalities

o Implement learning from successes, setbacks & continuous improvement cycles

o Champion inclusivity and the recognition that personalised care is key to meeting the range of differing needs of children and young people within Gloucestershire.

o Ensure establishing new systems and processes are robust and sustainable and deliver real value

o Champion opportunities to develop digitally enabled care throughout the clinical pathway

o Lead the implementation of robust and reportable clinical outcome measures to enhance clinical service delivery

Ensure clinical delivery is managed through robust processes and pathways, including reflecting key principles and deliverables within the Care Aims Framework/ THRIVE/Levels of Intervention or other models of delivery

Deputise for CYPS Band 7s when required.

Contribute to providing out of hours services if requested by CYPS Management

As delegated, ensure all complaints and incidents are investigated within agreed Trust policy, procedures and time scales and effect any necessary learning changes to practice and service that may result.

As delegated and as part service improvement, to complete tasks including audit, deep dive or other evaluative review.

Uphold team/service based Standard Operational Procedures/Operational Handbooks and contribute to annual review and development

Be accountable for maintaining and developing own profession based skills, knowledge & core competencies by specific standards and Code of Conduct. This will be through regular continuing professional development (CPD) activities including reflective practice, maintenance of a personal portfolio and the attendance of relevant training courses as identified within annual appraisal process

Person Specification

Essential to role


  • Car driver with valid UK driving license and access to the use of a car


  • Previous experience working as an Occupational Therapist with Children's Services

Essential to role


  • HCPC registration


  • Knowledge and/or experience of using standardised and non-standardised assessment tools

Essential to role


  • OT degree/professional qualification that is valid to be able to practice within the UK

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Quedgeley Health Clinic

St James, Quedgeley, GL2 4WD



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