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CAMHS Specialist Registered Practitioner (OT)- Band 7

Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our service provides intensive individualised support to young people within the community to prevent the need for hospital admission and to respond to urgent situations. We have a fantastic success rate of supporting young people to remain at home and receive the treatment they need. As a result, our small multi-disciplinary team has gained additional investment and we are expanding in size and remit and you will join us at an exciting time of service development. We are seeking to recruit an experienced Occupational therapist to work with young people with complex and high-risk mental health and social care needs and their families in the community. The post holder will work closely with parents/carers alongside the existing network of professionals such as schools, Children Social Care and Core CAMHS for a joint understanding and management of risk to ensure the young person's safety.

We are looking to extend the service we offer to an out of hours service, this may potentially be 8am - 10pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 5pm over the weekends, this will come with the perk of additional pay enhancements. In return we will be offering our candidates the flexibility to cover late shifts and weekend working, allowing them time off during core working hours.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking the following:

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate specialist clinical skills and expertise in the following areas:
  • Provide specialist OT assessment and intervention. This includes assessment of daily functioning, sensory processing needs, identifying occupational deprivation, activity analysis and grading.
  • Conducting mental health and risk assessments to formulate risk management plans with specialist tailored interventions to reduce escalation in the young person's mental health presentation.
  • Provide specialist clinical consultation and advice to professionals working within a range of children's services within Gloucestershire as required.
  • Extensive experience of working within a community CAMHs and/ or AMH, or Tier 4 inpatient services.
  • Managing own individual clinical case load
  • Extensive clinical experience of working alongside multi-agency networks to achieve best possible outcomes for children and families.
  • Are committed and passionate about ensuring the Voice of the Child is central within care planning and clinical risk management.

About us

We are keen to develop a more representative diversity of our senior staff and particularly encourage applications from those individuals with protected characteristics - in particular from women, ethnic minorities, LGBTQ+ and disabled candidates.

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust's view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document 'Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice' prior to applying for the role.

Job description Job responsibilities

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oDemonstrate current registration with a regulated professional HCPC,
  • oEvidence of formal post graduate learning within a relevant CAMHS field or skill
  • oClinical supervisor qualification/training/ Accreditation
  • oProfession specific additional qualifications (i.e LD, nurse prescriber, DBT, CBT, AMHP, family therapy or systemic practice)
  • oOccupational Therapy - AMPS, Sensory accredited qualification
  • oDemonstrate extensive experience and expertise regarding delivering OT interventions.
  • oEvidence based/best practice clinical interventions within CAMHS or related services and/or adult mental health settings.
  • oDemonstrate profession based and highly specialist clinical reasoning, knowledge, skills and competencies regarding a range of CAMHS therapeutic interventions, including current best practice
  • oDemonstrate specialist knowledge and expertise regarding working with highly vulnerable and traumatised (i.e moderate/severe learning disabilities, children in care, those within the criminal justice system, refugees etc)

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