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Advanced Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Recovery Team

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£41,659 to £47,673 a year per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2022

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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For the first time Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Local Authority, in partnership with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, are jointly developing a team to support and sit alongside young people and their families who are experiencing high levels of distress.

The team's core values are: Trauma Informed, Formulation Driven and Attachment Focused. The team will ensure that understanding of young people's needs are centred around: 'what has happened to them?' as opposed to: 'what is wrong with them?' This understanding will determine how the team supports young people and their families at times of high distress.

Main duties of the job

We welcome applications from occupational therapists with a breath of experience which may include community, trauma, paediatrics and mental health. You must be driven to share expertise within the MDT to ensure the concepts of occupational performance, safe regulation and crisis support, are broadly available. You must have advanced clinical reasoning skills to formulate complex packages of care within the MDT which aim to avoid hospital admission and support rehabilitation and self-management

Whilst service delivery is within the Recovery and Looked After Children's teams, 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 from the Clinical Lead within the ENFYs - Children Looked After Service, with support to implement trauma and attachment intervention to sustain occupational engagement. This is a developing service meaning that skills you have in collating evidenced based practice, networking and determining outcomes will all be expanded within this role. This 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
  • degree/MSc/
  • SI level 1/CYPFSC membership
Experience Essential
  • 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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