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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Children and Young people

Employer
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Location
Cardiff
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Occupational therapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
We are recruiting an occupational therapist who is passionate to remove barriers to participation to children and young people (CYP) with disabilities and neurodevelopmental differences. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join the occupational therapy team for CYP based at Ysgol y Deri. You will provide assessment and active support to children in the school and across designated specialist setting in the Vale of Glamorgan. You will join the team in delivering training and workshops to education staff and parents to support them to optimise occupational progress. If you are enthusiastic, playful and driven to high quality occupational therapy which supports children and young people, we would love to hear from you.

Main duties of the job

The Occupational Therapy service benefits from a range of clinical specialist roles across acute, community, specialist, tertiary and special schools. This band 6 role forms part of the special schools team and you will be based with the Vale Special schools team. You will support the team in creating and embedding new innovations to support efficient and effective service delivery. You will work with the team to ensure the workforce gains the right knowledge and experience to create a sustainable service for the future.We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist with excellent communication skills to work as part of our team.

You will need to have knowledge and skills in development and the occupations a child and young person wants, needs and has to participate in. You will work to remove barriers to occupational deprivation and develop strategies and skills to optimise individual participation.

Your own learning will be support by supervision (individual, peer and group) Value Based Appraisal access to external training and access to CPD sessions across the children and women's services in Cardiff and Vale.

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

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is Living Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Works without direct supervision to assess, plan, implement and evaluate Occupational Therapy interventions with autonomy for children and young people
  • To manage a defined caseload, using evidence based/client centred principles within physical and psychological interventions.
  • To delivery within the designated community pathways, collaborating and working alongside the multi-professional team and wider paediatric occupational therapists to plan and implement new systems of work to meet the needs of the population.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to the education of Occupational Therapy students ensuring the maintenance of clinical standards through regular supervision of students on practice placement
  • To work in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team and with voluntary organisations, local authority and other appropriate health and social care sectors to negotiate care provision across the primary/secondary care interface
  • To maintain clinical records in accordance with legal requirements and professional standards.


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Specialist Knowledge

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Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

Children Centre St Davids Hospital

Canton

Cardiff

CF11 9XB

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001-AHP113-0724

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