Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Solent NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you keen to develop your clinical skills with children in an integrated innovative community Childrens Therapy Team?

Further to recent recruitment to our growing team, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Childrens OT to join the South West Hants Paediatric OT team, the largest of the Paediatric OT teams within Solent NHS Trust. We are an evolving, proactive and strong supportive team who welcome new ideas and members.

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible, creative experienced OT who is motivated to develop their clinical skills with children. The role will focus on Early Years children predominantly in the Andover area and include some children with a range of motor learning and physical disabilities in mainstream schools. Your role will also involve supervision and line management and helping to develop the OT pathway for Early Years children.

Excellent working relationships with early years, schools, health/social care colleagues allows us to share our expertise more widely and create innovative ways of working together to better meet the needs of both the child and their family.

We have a phone advice line, Schools Therapy Pack, we run regular INSET days to empower families, pre-schools/schools to support children at a universal and targeted level. We value our staff highly and offer full induction, clinical supervision, appraisal, CPD and peer support.Contact 07747022789 to arrange coming to visit and discuss this exciting role

Main duties of the job

You will be responsible for providing specialist, evidence-based and outcome focused assessment and intervention. You will support in the delivery of targeted interventions to parents and education settings to enable them to support children with additional needs. You will manage a caseload of Early Years Children

To be a source of specialist knowledge and provide a specialist Children's Therapy Service to children and young people on the caseload with complex needs

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

To work as an autonomous practitioner, in collaboration with health, social care, education staff, children/young people and their parents, to deliver integrated specialised packages of care to children with complex functional difficulties

You will need to have a degree in Occupational Therapy or be in the process of completing this and hold a professional registration with the HCPC or awaiting this. Previous experience working with children and /or experience of community, learning disabilities or neurology in a qualified occupational therapy role is desirable.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree level or higher in Occupational Therapy
  • Health and Care Professions Council registration
  • Training required to teach students on placement
  • Specialist post graduate training in a range of subjects relevant to challenging behaviours
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working with individuals with a range of disorders and/or delay
  • Experience of engaging with clinical supervision
  • Experience of working in a changing environment
  • Experience of integrated working in multi-professional teams
  • Training and presentation experience
  • Ability to provide effective and supportive clinical supervision
  • Skilled and effective communication with children and young people
  • Skilled communication with parents/carers who may at times be distressed or angry demonstrating sensitivity to the needs of a broad range of children and their families
  • Reflection on practice both individually and with peers/ mentors and identification of actions to improve.
  • Experience of working with children
  • Experience of supporting major adaptations (DFG)
  • Experience as a practice educator

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