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Children’s Occupational Therapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year Per annum pro rata inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
6 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Band 7 Children's Occupational Therapy Job

Part Time post

We are a dynamic, friendly OT team who report high levels of job satisfaction. We offer a professionally led service with direct support from an OT Clinical Lead Specialist, monthly in-service team training, effective supervision and External Training opportunities through the Trust.

An exciting opportunity has risen for a highly motivated Occupational Therapist who wishes to develop specialist skills in Paediatrics within a supportive team. We are looking for a creative, friendly and enthusiastic OT to join our established Children's Team. We are located within easy commuter links from central London/Hertfordshire.

This is a part time post in Durants School OT team. Durants is a secondary school for students with ASD. This is a new OT post, and you will have the chance to develop the service provision into the school alongside 2 other OT colleagues. The role will include staff/parent training and class-based provision as well as specialist individual work. You will also be providing OT support to Durants families in the school holidays.

There is a maximum of £6,500 contribution towards relocation fees for new staff moving to work for the Trust

Main duties of the job

To work within the Durants OT schools' team to develop and provide Occupational Therapy services for students who attend Durants School (a maintained special school for students with ASD, 11-19 years) both at home and school.

To provide high quality child centred, occupationally focused assessment and intervention to students and their families.

To work with the OT team and school Leadership to plan and develop the OT service into Durants school working at a Universal, Targeted and Specialist level.

To supervise and appraise junior staff and contribute to the local staff training programme.

The successful candidate will be committed to occupationally focused, family centred and evidence-based care.

About us

Would you like to work for an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored.

We are committed to professional and personal development for staff in their current role and with an eye on career development.

We provide a wide range of learning and development opportunities for staff at every level. This includes clinical training, leadership development and academic courses. In addition, our programme of mandatory training is designed to ensure that staff have up-to-date knowledge about best practice, and the safety of the people who work for us and those who use our services.

Our occupational health and wellbeing department provides staff with a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy workforce, support staff with health conditions and advise managers how to accommodate employee health needs.

We are committed to giving staff greater flexibility and the rewards and benefits that you want. We offer a fair and transparent pay structure with competitive and flexible benefits.

Weaim to be a fair employer and strive to achieve equality of opportunity for all, creating inclusive workplace environments where everyone can work effectively towards the provision of better healthcare.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS Essential
  • oDip. COT or BSc OT or international equivalent oHCPC registered Occupational Therapist oEvidence of Continued Professional Development
  • oMember of BAOT oManual Handling oC.P.R. oFieldwork Education Certificate oRelevant courses and/or experience equivalent to Master's level
  • oExtensive postgraduate clinical experience of Occupational Therapy oExtensive relative experience and practise in Children's Occupational Therapy including experience of working with Children and Young People (CYP) with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) oStrong desire to work with students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder oGood knowledge of current best practice in Occupational Therapy oA good understanding of the importance of evidence base practice and how it applies to clinical practice oSound knowledge of child development and childhood occupations oExperience of child centred practice and goal setting with families and school staff oExperience of working closely with the Education sector including school staff within a special school setting. oExperience in completing Education Health Care assessments and writing good quality EHCP reports. oSpecialist knowledge & application of OT Assessments (Standardised and Non-Standardised) & Interventions relevant to client group. oKnowledge of evidence-based treatment approaches relevant to clinical area (e.g. Co-Op, Parent Coaching) oUnderstanding and practical experience of using outcome measures oExtensive experience of working within a Multi-Agency Team oExperience of service development. oAbility to incorporate principles of Clinical Governance into day to day workload. oExperience in supervising & teaching junior staff & Students oUnderstanding of risks involved in work in the community and clinical settings oWell established knowledge of national policies, procedures and legislation relevant to Children's Occupational therapy (including Safeguarding). oAn excellent awareness of current issues and developments within the NHS and Education and how this relates to and impacts on service delivery. oGood understanding of The SEND Code of Practice, Education Health Care Plans and the legislation that supports them.
  • oExtensive experience of working in Special school setting and with student with ASD oExperience in high level clinical audit. oGood Knowledge CMOP-E and COPM oLeadership & first line management experience oExperience of working within an ASD Special school oExperience of developing training packages for school staff
  • oExcellent communication skills both oral and written, including the ability to liaise and negotiate oDemonstrate ability to work as an effective team member oAbility to organise & respond effectively to complex information. oExcellent analytical and critical appraisal skills. oOT expertise in the management of service users with highly complex/special needs, utilizing advanced assessment and clinical reasoning skills to plan treatment oAbility to laterally think and problem solve oAbility to effectively promote self and the OT profession. oAbility to work as an autonomous practitioner oClinical leadership and supervision skills oAbility to organise and prioritise own and others workloads within a busy and pressured environment oAbility to cope with working in a stressful environment and with potentially emotional or aggressive clients/carers oGood computer literacy skills oAbility to keep accurate documentation
  • oExcellent presentation & training skills. oAppraisal skills oTeam leadership skills
  • oAbility to meet the demands of the post including possible out of borough travel oAbility to work sensitively with a multicultural and diverse population with a commitment to non-discriminatory practice oDemonstrate a strong commitment to family centred care and co-production. oThorough understanding of own personal development and learning needs oEvidence of being a pro-active and supportive team member
  • oClean driving licence oVehicle owner.

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