We are seeking a highly motivated and flexible Occupational Therapist to join our team to provide a community service to children in Bexley between the ages of 0-19 years. There will be a varied caseload including ASD, complex neurological conditions, DCD, and mainstream and special schools.
Services are provided across health, education and community care settings including seeing children in their own home, school and in hospital, on the Child Development Centre, Special schools, aiming to maximise the potential of children with a wide range of disabilities and conditions.
The post holder will have at least 2 years post qualification experience and will ideally have experience with working with children in a post graduate capacity.
We are a proactive and supportive team and you will receive regular supervisions and opportunities for external training as appropriate. You will also support and supervise staff and students.
You will be responsible for working within clinical governance guidelines and in line with national and local policies and procedures. You will demonstrate an ability to comply with Professional guidelines for practice and be registered to practice with the Health Professions council (HCP) with evidence of ongoing professional development (CPD).
An awareness of the national trends in child and family services would be to your advantage.
Main duties of the job You will be working within a proactive, dynamic and supportive team to:
- Deliver a specialist children's occupational therapy service in the community of Bexley
- Independently manage a varied caseload across all areas of children's occupational therapy
- Assess the functional needs of children and young people (CYP) in order to develop and implement specialist children's occupational therapy advice, treatment and intervention
- Assess and treat across all areas, demonstrating a high level of problem solving, reasoning skills and judgement.
- Provide advice and education to others regarding the management and care of children across the service
- Liaise with all professionals in the multidisciplinary team, in the best interests if the child or young person.
Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people living in South East London and Kent and to people in prison. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,000 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, childrens' centres, schools and peoples homes. We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations across the London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent and manage hospital sites including Queen Marys Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital in Woolwich as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are one of the largest providers of prison health services providing healthcare to prisoners across Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.
Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
- We're Kind
- We're Fair
- We Listen
- We Care
Job description Job responsibilities Job responsibilities Please See Attached Job Description for Full Details
The post will involve providing specialist occupational therapy intervention to children 0-19. The caseload will be mixed, to include ASD, complex neurological conditions, DCD and mainstream and special schools.
You will be working as part of a team delivering, assessments, interventions, group sessions and liaison within education settings.
Services will be provided across health, education and community care settings including seeing children in their own home, school and in hospital, on the Child Development Centre, Special schools, aiming to maximise the potential of children with a wide range of disabilities and conditions through the development of comprehensive care plans.
There will be a high standard of occupational therapy (OT) assessment, treatment and advice to children and their carers/families, working as an autonomous practitioner with responsibility for own case load and working without direct supervision.
The post holder will be required to delegate work to assistant staff, within the Paediatric OT team
You will be expected to support the team in evidence-based audit and research projects to further your own and teams clinical practice, making recommendations to the clinical lead and, when appropriate, leading the implementation of specific changes to practice or contributing to service protocols.
Person Specification Knowledge Essential
- Degree in Occupational Therapy
- Experience working with children
- Member of special Interest group
- Able to work in Special School
- Work with children in groups
- Evidence of independent case load management
- Evidence of MDT working
- Use of digital records
- Evidence of computer skills
- Evidence of teaching sessions
- Evidence of supervising others
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