Senior Children's Occupational Therapist - CAMHS

Solent NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
5 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are very pleased to announce the Portsmouth CAMHS Specialist Trauma and Relational Therapies Team have a vacancy for a senior Occupational Therapist.

The successful candidate will be expected to take a lead with the management of complex trauma cases and support other CAMHS-STaRT workers with an OT perspective to prevent deterioration in mental health, placement breakdowns and supporting care leavers in striving towards independence. Part of this role will be assisting in training the professional network, including the delivery of the Trauma Informed Model of Care programme, Forming Good Attachments training, Caring for Your Traumatised Child and other training deemed appropriate, as needs emerge. Also the successful candidate will be actively involved in the designing and delivery of therapeutic groups, such as Therapeutic Carers Group and Fast Feet Forward, as well as actively contribute to team development on a routine basis.

Main duties of the job

Assess patients, plan, develop, implement, evaluate treatment programmes, with an OT perspective, in partnership with the network around the child.

To use relevant evidence based frameworks of reference e.g., Sensory Integration, Occupational Performance, restorative, cognitive behavioural, play therapy, behavioural, systemic, and child development.

Work in partnership with clients and carers to enable them to make informed choices about care and treatment, providing advise based upon OT evidenced based practice and clinical OT assessments.

Ensures use of knowledge and skills to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health needs as well as actively promote health and wellbeing.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

Evaluate clinical outcomes and report variance to clinical pathway, protocols, or best practice guidelines.

Uses professional curiosity amongst colleagues to advance practice and patient care to ensure the provision of positive patient outcomes and person centred care.

Accurately document assessments of patients' health status, diagnosis and response to interventions and treatments on the Trust Clinical Records System.

Educate and provide information to patients and families to improve their knowledge in supporting the recovery of trauma.

To deliver and participate in training to the MDT and other agencies

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Registered Occupational Therapist
  • Post registration, specialist training relevant to speciality
  • Practice assessor or supervisor.
Experience Essential
  • Experienced in assessing and developing patient care plans.
  • Experienced in developing and delivering care and a range of therapeutic interventions to patients.
  • Experience of early developmental trauma, mental health assessments and implementation of care and treatment plans.
  • Experience of assessing and managing mental health issues in the context of trauma experiences.
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision/assessing junior staff and students
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines contributing to management of resources
  • Experience of working with complex trauma.

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