Community Occupational Therapist - Band 6 Permanent Role
An exciting opportunity has arisen foran enthusiastic and motivated Occupational Therapist to be part of our Children's and Young Adults Intensive Support Team for Coventry and Warwickshire. If you are a driven and passionate Occupational Therapist and want to work with Autistic children and young adults and/or children with learning disabilities who have additional mental health needs and are at risk of admission to hospital, then we want to hear from you.
The Children's and Young Adults Intensive Support Team started as a pilot project over 3 years ago. The team have been successful in supporting a number of children with autism and mental health needs, improving their outcomes and reducing their need to go into hospital. Due to the success of the team additional funding has been awarded to extend the scope to include young adults up to 25 years of age. Please note many Trust interviews are currently taking place through Microsoft Teams, this can be downloaded either through the App Store or Google Play for use on your phone/tablet.
Main duties of the job For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
Occupational Therapy is a valued part of the team and this role along with the other Occupational Therapists are an integral part of the specialist multidisciplinary Team. The team works closely with the other services with in CWPT such as Specialist Mental Health Service, Children's Learning Disability Team and the All Age Neurodevelopmental Team. There are also close links with community services including Social Care, Education and the local Community Autism Support Service and Keyworker team hosted by MIND.
As an Occupational Therapist you will work with the child/young person or young adult and their family/carer's to fully understand their strengths and needs and what is impacting on their emotional well-being and their participation in daily occupations. You will provide advice and recommendations regarding improving their occupational performance in areas of self-care, leisure and education in a person-centred and meaningful way; this will be through goal-setting using a SMART framework; grading and modifying tasks and environments that may be challenging, overwhelming or under stimulating; developing sensory diets based on the individuals needs and sensory profile; contributing to differential diagnoses through specialist assessments and observations
The service received an overall rating of Good by the CQC and an Outstanding for care and compassion of which we are rightly proud. We have also been recognised both locally and nationally by receiving awards for the services we provide.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust provides a full range of expanding physical, mental health and learning disability services to children, young adults, adults and older adults over many sites across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
Services are provided to a population of over one million people living in Coventry and Warwickshire and also a wider geographical area in some of our specialist services, we see on average around 5,000 patients every day.
Job description Job responsibilities For more information on this role please see the attached support information. This will give you a better overview of the job role and requirements.
Significant experience or the willingness to train in the following areas is essential:
- Assessment skills and working holistically with young people and their families
- Multi-agency working and the ability to work alongside the MDT in carrying out interventions and therapy
- Positive Behaviour Support Framework
- A working knowledge of Autism and the ability to support the development of individual Autism profiles
- A working knowledge of the Model of Human Occupation, its application and related assessments is essential, as is the ability to work alongside the MDT in carrying out therapeutic interventions.
- Knowledge and experience of applying a sensory integration frame of reference is also desirable to this role.
Good working knowledge of Autism is essential for this role, as well as evaluating outcomes from assessment and interventions, through using both team and occupational therapy outcome measures.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- Degree in Occupational Therapy
- Unrestricted registration with Health Professions Council (HPC)
Knowledge and skills Essential
- Experience or interest in working with Children with ASD/LD or with other mental difficulties
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Knowledge of sensory processing
- Competence with clients with complex needs, communication issues and/or challenging behaviour
- Have experience of applying models of practice and frames of reference relevant to this post.
- Worked as part of an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary team
- Experience of staff management
- Able to travel for work purposes and have access to an independent means of transport.
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