This is an opportunity for an occupational therapist to join our schools team at a time when we are working with our schools leadership team to design a new special school in Cardiff.
We will build on the integrated work we have with our schools colleagues to support learners with complex medical needs and neuro-diversity. You will collaborate with the schools team and across the occupational therapy service -CYP, to develop and delivery training and resources which are accessible to parents, schools and children and young people.
Our ethos is to open our access and share our specialist knowledge to support each individual to uniquely progress their occupational performance
Main duties of the job
We welcome applications from occupational therapists with a breath of experience which may include community, paediatrics and learning disabilities. You must be a confident practitioner who is driven to share your knowledge and expertise within the MDT and across partner organisations. You must have advanced clinical reasoning skills to formulate occupational barriers and strengths within complex and layered situations.
Whilst your service delivery will be within Cardiff Special Schools you will be part of the larger paediatric occupational therapy team which support children and young people across Cardiff and Vale. You will receive clinical supervision, access to training and annual Value Based Appraisal. This role will require you to demonstrate initiation, leadership and excellent communication skills.
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 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is Caring for People, Keeping People Well,
and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Job description Job responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- SI level 1/CYPFSC membership
- 5 yrs post grad/3yrs paeds/networking
- complexity/clinical teaching
skills and knowledge Essential
- caseload and time management/audit/Education
- research analysis/WG ALNET
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