Clinical Specialist OT – Paediatric Neuro - Disability

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Mountain Ash
£41,659 to £47,673 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
7 Feb 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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We seek an experienced OT who has highly specialist skills and experience to lead our work with children and young people (CYP) with Neuro-Disabilities

The successful applicant would be expected to work closely with colleagues in Health, Education and Social Services.

We are an innovative team committed to delivering high quality clinical care to the children and young people who access our service. The service is developing new ways of working to meet increasing demands and the successful applicant will be a part of this exciting transformation. The successful candidate will meet the criteria as defined in the personal specification for the role and must demonstrate the ability to work flexibly and creatively in both the leadership and clinical aspects of the role. The team also works closely with the Local Education Authority, Occupational Therapists within Social Services, and MDT members.

The post holder will be required to work 21 hours per week - working hours will need to be agreed in-line with service needs. The successful applicant will need to be a team player, who is flexible in approach, resourceful and keen to demonstrate the distinctive contribution and added value that an Occupational Therapist can offer. You will need excellent communication skills and be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in achieving wellbeing and positive health outcomes for children and young people.

Main duties of the job

  • To act as an autonomous practitioner providing expert assessment and intervention in the field of Paediatric Neuro-Disability impacting upon functional performance and independence.
  • To be responsible for the effective assessment, care planning and intervention in Children Centre's and community settings in order to facilitate appropriate pathway management, maximise CYP independence and functional ability.
  • To develop the service for CYP with ASD, ADHD and Neuro-Disability working in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. Ensuring pathways and processes are clear and defined for ease of navigation and to maximise demand and capacity of OT provisions.
  • To take a lead role in the post-graduate education of Occupational Therapy colleagues and other professions. Impart knowledge and skills, guiding further knowledge acquisition and acting as a mentor.
  • To undertake relevant research/audit within and around Neuro-Disabilities as part of the Paediatric OT Service, developing an advanced practice portfolio and implementing best practice in line with National Guidelines.
  • Developing and running multidisciplinary team (MDT) intervention and delivering training to schools and parents/carers in relation to participation in daily activities.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer; around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

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 and/or Knowledge Essential
  • Degree/Diploma in Occupational Therapy Registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council Evidence of attendance on Post graduate courses and advanced training to Masters level equivalence Knowledge of appropriate clinical guidelines - Local and National
  • MSc of post grad diploma in relevant area Fieldwork Education Training Teaching or leadership qualification
Experience Essential
  • Extensive experience working within Paediatric Neuro-disability Manage a complex caseload Evidence of audit/research Experience of formal and informal training Experience of working within healthcare systems and other Neuro-disability pathways and processes Extensive experience of delivering highly skills, technical physical techniques and skills, adaptability changing situations Extensive experience of analysing emotional and behavioural responses Clinical service development and compliance with governance requirements and guidelines
  • Experience of working alongside Paediatric Consultants Experience of teaching at post graduate level Student supervision Leadership and representation in clinical networks/practice groups
Aptitude and Abilities Skills Essential
  • Advanced assessment and intervention skills Physical ability and adaptability to respond to changing presentations o Excellent communication skills Perform and cope with manual handling, equipment and advanced treatment techniques Work efficiently and effectively within a team Coaching, mentoring, presentation, instruction skills Ability to use highly specialised clinical reasoning skills to facilitate pathway management Good IT skills Autonomous practitioner to plan and prioritise own and others workload Communicate complex information Ability to develop pathways and processes
  • The ability to speak or learn Welsh to a satisfactory level. Higher level IT e.g. data collection.
Personal Qualities Essential
  • Self-motivated and capable of motivating others. Able to set priorities and deliver against targets. Ability to work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team. Excellent interpersonal skills. Innovative and passionate for the area of special schools. Team player capable of using initiative. Ability to treat people with respect, irrespective of age, gender, culture, religion and sexual orientation. Proactive, self-directed with innovative approach Acceptance of responsibility for self and others Commitment to lifelong learning
Other Essential
  • Ability to travel around geographical patch in a timely manner. Commitment to client centered, non-discriminatory practice

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