An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist to play a pivotal part in the planning, development and evaluation of highly specialist Occupational Therapy services within Hounslow CAMHS.
The successful applicant will join the Hounslow CAMHS Neuro-developmental Team which is based at Heart of Hounslow Centre for Health. The Neurodevelopmental Team is multi-disciplinary, including psychiatry, nursing, family therapy psychology, psychotherapy and social work. The post holder will be part of a growing team of clinicians with a special interest and expertise in working with children, and young people, who are presenting with complex mental health needs.
The post holder will join the multidisciplinary CAMHS Neuro-development Team in the provision of comprehensive assessments and treatments for children and young people presenting with neuro-developmental conditions.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will join the multidisciplinary CAMHS Neuro-development Team in the
provision of comprehensive assessments and treatments for children and young people
presenting with neuro-developmental conditions. For some cases, the post holder will be
primary case manager, for others the post holder will provide input to the case as a team
member offering specific assessments and treatments, or providing monitoring or as co-worker to the case worker.
To post holder will provide specialist, culturally appropriate, evidence based occupational
therapy assessments as part of a comprehensive multi professional assessment for children
and young people in order to establish and meet their occupational needs. In addition, they
will provide comprehensive occupational therapy assessment of a child or young person's
motor, process and sensory development in order to assess their need and where indicated
provide appropriate advice and intervention
West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.
Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.
We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.
We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.
We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.
Job description Job responsibilities
West London CAMHS are excited to explore the development of an AHP workforce, creating teams with a variety and skill mix to compliment the current offer. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 8a Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist to play a pivotal part in the planning, development and evaluation of highly specialist Occupational Therapy services within Hounslow CAMHS.
Occupational Therapy is essential and valued across the Trust and we are committed to providing ongoing support, professional development and guidance throughout your time with us. Ably led by our Trust Wide Allied Health Professionals Lead and strong senior AHP leaders, we have created an AHP Strategy which reflects our forward thinking, creative and diverse AHP community.
Person Specification Qualifications Essential
- BsC (Hons) or equivalent Occupational Therapy qualification
- Registered with HCPC
- Master's Degree
- Management/Leadership training
- Further training in ADHD, ADOS and ADI-R or equivalent
- Experience of sensory assessments
- Extensive post qualifying experience of working within a multidisciplinary CAMHS.
- Demonstrable experience working with children and young people with Neuro-developmental disorders
- Experience of Working with children and young people community and/or inpatients
- Clear indication of an interest in the relevant mental health field
- Experience of working in a number of ways i.e. assertive outreach, clinic based settings, home, school or other appropriate environments
- Experience of assessing risk and formulating safe and effective risk management plans
- Experience of managing and supervising others in a clinical and performance management context including appraisals
- Experience of developing operational protocols
- Broad OT clinical experience including inpatient/community mental health
- Experience of teaching other professionals
- Experience of delivering training to colleagues
- Lived experience of mental health issues
- Understanding of the particular needs of the service users within the specific setting
- Research & Audit experience
- Quality Improvement
- Experience of audit and/or research
- Experience of contributing to and implementing new service developments
- Evidence of Post Graduate Training in mental health
- Understanding of current mental health policy and practice and implications for OT
- Specialist knowledge and application of current best practice in OT and mental health
- Risk Assessment and management
- Awareness of organisational cultures
- Clinical Supervision Training
- Advanced knowledge in clinical speciality
- Effective organisational skills
- Computer literacy
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