Snr Lead for CYP KW and AISS/Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust are pleased to be expanding the Key working Offer which plays an integral role for children and young people with ASD and learning difficulties who are in crisis. In addition there is the further development in our offer of a CYP Autism Only Intensive Support Team. We are currently recruiting for a further Band 7's to support the leadership and development of this service.

The CYP Key working and Autism Intensive Support Service will provide a multi-agency approach to support children, young people and families/carers by delivering a co-ordinated, person-centred and outcome-focused approach to planning and supporting autistic children, young people and families/carers who require additional and sometimes complex support.

We are hoping to welcome applicants with backgrounds that include Children's Complex Care /Occupational Therapy in order to create a well-rounded team with a plethora of expertise.

Applicants should have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well autonomously and well as part of a team.

Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employee through improved health and wellbeing.

We would like to invite all interested applicants to speak with the team to get an insight of what the day to day role of the team looks like.

Main duties of the job

As part of the leadership team,
  • The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical leadership, expert support and advice within the Key Worker Team and CYP Autism only IST.
  • Support the enhanced model of key working support to the wider multi-disciplinary community within Lancashire and South Cumbria.
  • To promote and support good access to mainstream education, health and social care packages of support for those with learning disability, autism or both.

The post holder will;
  • Proactively support individuals and their families in a key worker role with learning disabilities and complex needs who are at risk of admission to a specialist learning disability or mental health hospital and/or are experiencing family or placement breakdown.
  • Work in partnership with service users, social care, education, GP's, advocacy, family carer groups and acute care colleagues to support vulnerable service users.
  • Promote and nurture a culture of practice excellence that delivers high quality care, leading key working and CYP Autism IST practice.
  • Promote national learning disability agendas including Transforming Care, Positive Behaviour Support, Mental Health recovery models, STOMP and Greenlight working in Mental Health.

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day clinical and management leadership of staff within the team to ensure delivery of a high quality specialist health service, meeting the complex and diverse needs of the identified population.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as; term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification Education/Qualifications Essential
  • BA/ BSc/ MSc in Occupational Therapy HCPC registered Licence to practice (RCSLT) Compliance with regulatory bodies and codes of professional conduct Additional knowledge in relevant area Continued professional development
Knowledge Essential
  • Compliance with regulatory bodies and codes of professional conduct Knowledge of current key NHS developments and policies and implications for service delivery
Experience Essential
  • Evidence of extensive and clinical knowledge, skill and experience in the field of service provision to children/young people with learning disabilities, autism or both Evidence of management development through continuous professional development and/or formal management courses Experience of partnership working across a range of agencies and professional boundaries Experience in Performance Management Experience of effectively working with service users and carers Experience working as an independent and autonomous practitioner

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