Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist - Band 7

Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum / pro rata (pay award pending)
Closing date
11 Aug 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Learning Disability
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen foran enthusiastic and motivated Clinical Lead 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 team cover the whole of the Coventry and Warwickshire geographical area and the base will be Paybody, Coventry. The work currently work Monday to Friday 9-5 with expected flexibility to work 8-8 if there is a clinical need. The team currently work a hybrid model of working remotely, in the community or in one of the community bases.

The Children's Intensive Support Team started as a pilot project over 4 years ago. The team have been successful in supporting a number of Autistic children and children with a learning disability with additional mental health needs, and reduce their need to go into hospital unnecessarily. Due to the success of the teams additional funding this has enabled the scope to include young adults up to 25 years of age.

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 consists of Clinical Psychologists, Nursing, OT and support workers.

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

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 Clinical Lead 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 bespoke sensory strategies based on the individuals needs and sensory profile; contributing to differential diagnoses through specialist assessments and observations

About us

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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:
  • lead on the on-going development of the role of OT
  • Supervision of OTs in the team
  • Clinical oversight,
  • Ensuring professional guideline are followed with the OT team
  • Knowledge and development of outcome measures
  • Leading on OT service evaluation and audit
  • Lead on profession specific CPD
  • Lead on development and review of competency framework for OTs
  • Lead on the coordination of OT student placements
  • Attend trust wide AHP forums, providing representation and dissemination
  • Oversee the training needs of OTs and develop training needs analysis
  • 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
  • Working within the PBS 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
  • BSc Occupational Therapy (or equivalent).
  • Post graduate training in working with adults with mental health or neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Master level training in clinical/leadership (or willingness to work at this level)
  • Current Registration with Health and Care Professions Council without restriction.
  • Post graduate training/experience in applying Sensory Integration theory to assessment and intervention
Knowledge and skills Essential
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Advanced knowledge and skills in the assessment and intervention with adults with mental health and/or neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Ability to demonstrate team building, leadership and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and ability to practice in client/family centred way.
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of clinical and management supervision skills.
  • Established knowledge base across a broad variety of clinical areas
  • Demonstrate the application of Sensory Integration to mental health and/or neurodevelopmental disorders
Experience Essential
  • Broad range of experience in working as a qualified occupational therapist.
  • Significant experience in working in working with either adults or children with mental health concerns and/or neurodevelopmental disorders.
  • Competence with service users with complex needs.
  • Evidence of effective caseload management.
  • Experience of supervising registered and/or non-registered staff.
  • Experience with a range of standardised assessments specific to children and young people.
  • Experience in competently managing highly complex cases
  • Experience in training and supporting others with complex cases and clinical interventions.

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