ISCAN Children's Occupational Therapist - Neurodevelopmental Role

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
2 Apr 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
ISCAN Children's Occupational Therapist Neurodevelopmental Role - Band 6 - 37.5 hours per week -Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with children and young people between the ages of 0-19 who are on the ASC/ADHD pathway or who have a diagnosis of ASC and/or ADHD. The post holder will work closely with other professionals from the ISCAN team (Integrated Service for Children with Additional needs) and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) providing Occupational Therapy to children and young people with a Neurodevelopmental Disorder.

Main duties of the job

The role will primarily be working with children/young people who are on the ASC/ADHD pathway or already have a diagnosis of ASC and/or ADHD. They may be referred in from the CAMHs service following diagnosis for support.

Location/Department -

The post holder will be collocated between the Integrated Service for Children with Additional Needs Team(ISCAN) at Rowan House, Hyde and the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS),based in Stalybridge. The role will involve travelling within Tameside and Glossop, including attending other community clinics, nurseries, schools and colleges and patient's homes.

About us

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of quality services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate & these are:
  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ people & Disabled people.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service

Job description Job responsibilities

To be responsible for delivery and monitoring the Occupational Therapy component ofthe child/young persons care, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team.To demonstrate an ability to focus on the holistic occupational performance needs of thechild/young person.To be accountable for own clinical actions, ensuring adherence to professional code of conduct.To co-ordinate and attend relevant clinical meetings plus meetings in other settings, e.g. schools, collegeTo organise and lead client related meetings as appropriate, e.g. Child and Family, Best Interest meetings and act as lead professional/key worker if appropriate.To recognise the need to work with interpreters or bilingual co-workers as appropriate.To contribute to the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice by providing timely and detailed reports and recommendations that comply with departmental guidelines.To organise assessments to identify the most appropriate equipment to meet a child's needs, involving outside agencies where necessary. To follow the departmental criteriafor ordering, issuing and retrieval of equipment. To issue and install equipment, carrying out risk assessments as appropriate. To train users and carers to ensure safe use of equipment.To monitor and review all equipment issued to ensure its continued suitability and safety.To maintain up-to-date knowledge of local and national changes in legislation.To make and implement recommendations which contribute to service development.To lead on specific client related developments and activities within the team as agreed with team leaders.To participate in and contribute to departmental audit.To participate in staff meetings and integrated team development meetings.To assist in the development, use of and actively promote care pathways and protocols within the service as identified by team leaders.To lead sessions, e.g. journal clubs, which show evidence of ability to accurately appraise and evaluate current research and show evidence of application of practice.To maintain accurate, comprehensive and timely treatment records in line with Trust Policies.To maintain timely, accurate statistics and other records as requested by the service and the Trust.To provide specialist reports and discharge summaries as relevant to practice setting.To provide written reports to a variety of agencies detailing the progress of interventions.To be an integral member of the Neurodevelopmental Pathway, representing Occupational Therapy and providing advice to other professionals.

Person Specification Education & Qualifications Essential
  • oBSc (Hons) or equivalent in Occupational Therapy
  • oHealth Professions Council Registration
  • oFull UK Driving License
  • oAccess to a vehicle for work
  • oPost Registration qualifications in related subject areas i.e. ADHD, ASC, DCD, Sensory processing challenges
Knowledge Essential
  • oChild development and common conditions i.e ASC, ADHD. DCD
  • oGood working knowledge of therapy processes and theoretical models
  • oChild Protection processes and procedures
  • oEarly Help Assessment Framework
  • oUnderstanding of evidence based practice and the implications for clinical practice.
  • To have knowledge of EMIS Patient clinical system
Experience Essential
  • oSignificant experience of working with children with additional and/or complex needs including ASC, ADHD, DCD
  • oExperience working collaboratively with other agencies, e.g. education, social care, voluntary sector
  • oEvidence of current and ongoing Continuous professional development
  • oExperience of managing or supervising therapy assistants and technical instructors
  • oPrevious experience gained in NHS setting
Skills Essential
  • Communication - all ages and abilities of understanding.
  • Independent working
  • Ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with different agencies
  • Self motivating
  • Self evaluating
  • Ability to identify own learning needs.
  • Ability to work with and empower children and adolescents of all abilities.
  • Teaching and assessment skills.
  • Mentorship skills
  • Ability to implement episodes of care.
  • Ability to work in a multi disciplinary team
  • Developing networks with the wider community
  • Ability to work under a degree of pressure
  • Research, audit and data analysis

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