Children’s Occupational Therapist

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you an experienced/qualified Children's Occupational Therapist?

Looking for a new challenge and motivated to make a difference?

Want a chance to be part of an innovative service?

This is a unique opportunity to join an internationally known and pioneering rehabilitation service within 'Brainbow'

Launched in 2013, Brainbow is a unique partnership between independent charities -Anna's Hope,Camille's Appeal,Tom's Trust and more recentlyJoshua Tarrant Trust- working with Addenbrooke's Hospital to fund and provide a pioneering rehabilitation service in the East of England for all children with brain tumours.

The service consists of a multi-disciplinary team which includes physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, clinical psychology and education. The team is supported by admin and management as well as a clinical lead.

Interested? Please read the attached Job Description and then apply, and if you want to know more why not contact the Manager (details further on) and have a could change your career journey and so much more!

There are two post-holders delivering OT within Brainbow (0.4wte and 0.6wte). This post will initially be 0.7wte entirely within Brainbow. With effect from August 2023, the other post-holder will return from maternity leave to their 0.6wte post. At this time, your post will be 0.4wte Brainbow and 0.3wte either as an OT working in acute or within our community service.

Main duties of the job

You will provide a highly specialised children's occupational therapy service to children under the care of Paediatric Oncology both in the inpatient and out patient setting. You will be part of a wider team of therapists delivering a co-ordinated neuro rehabilitation service. You will offer liaison with local children's occupational therapy services for children from shared care centres and offer occasional outreach services to children at home. You will be responsible for supporting fellow members of the neuro-oncology rehabilitation team so it can deliver the highest possible standard of service within Paediatric Oncology

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

To provide highly specialised paediatric occupational therapy assessment and treatment for children.

Children will present with oncological conditions with diverse medical and neurological presentations and complex physical, cognitive and psychological conditions. The therapist will develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme in consultation with the other members of the neuro-oncology rehabilitation team and maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.

To be responsible for the occupational therapy components of integrated programmes provided by the interdisciplinary team within the Brainbow Service, including the setting and management of agreed goals.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner, holding responsibility for their own caseload and working without direct supervision.

For full job details please view the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential
  • Degree or Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with HCPC
  • Post graduate training relevant to children's occupational therapy
  • Post graduate training within children's brain injury and or oncology
Experience Essential
  • Working with families who are adjusting to disability issues
  • Working in multi disciplinary or multi agency teams
  • Special interest in paediatric oncology
  • Working as Band 6, Children's OT
  • Working within acute services
  • Working with children within oncology services
  • Working on highly complex cases in a multi-agency setting
  • Working within the community
  • Special interest in neuro rehabilitation
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Ability to work with a child centred approach
  • Good communication skills, written and verbal
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work as a team and independently
  • High level of personal initiative
  • Ability to form links with other professionals working in same area, share and develop skills, collaborate in research

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