Children's Occupational Therapist (Golden Hello) Band 5/6 Housing

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
£27,055 to £40,588 a year pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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Occupational Therapist
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 5/6 Occupational Therapist (Golden Hello Included)
We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Band 5 or Band 6 Occupational Therapist to work within the Children's Home Adaptations Team, a specialist group within our our well established Occupational Therapy team.You will be joining an innovative and agile Children and Young People's Therapy (CYPT) Service committed to delivering high quality intervention and transforming lives.

Banding will be dependent on experience and will be discussed at interview.

This post attracts a 'Golden Hello' payment of £2000 (pro rata if applicable): 50% after 6 months (upon completion of successful probationary period) and a further 50% after 12 months in post. The Golden Hello is not applicable to internal candidates.
Main duties of the job

Children's Occupational Therapy is based on a 3 Tier model of service delivery, with provision at Universal, Targeted and Specialist tiers.

Our integrated service provides opportunities for collaborative working, joint training and shared learning amongst each profession. We work closely with colleagues in education, with well-established relationships.

The successful applicant will be expected to hold a 0-18 years caseload, providing Occupational Therapy in social care including knowledge and experience of minor and major housing adaptations.Ideally applicants should have post graduate experience/training in assessment and treatment using neuro-developmental and/or sensory treatment, and also some knowledge on housing adaptations. Support, mentoring and further training will be provided in areas where further up skilling and development is required.

About us

A big thank you for considering joining us at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

You'll find it a great place to work with many benefits offered to you as a member of our staff

We put our patients, their families and carers at the centre of our vision - Outstanding Services and Healthier Communities

Our staff are proud to be Innovative, Caring and Agile in their work to help achieve the Trust vision

We welcome diversity in our workforce and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and ages

We don't want you to miss out so we'd like you to know that if we have a high level of interest in this role, the vacancy may close prior to the advertised closing date, so please make your application as soon as possible - Apply now

You've made a great decision to apply to join to HCT - we're looking forward to taking the next steps of the journey with you.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will be based at Bull Plain Clinic, Hertford.

Please see Job Description attached, which details the responsibilities within this post. Also attached is the Person Specification.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust provides integrated Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Services for families across the county. Our CYPT integrated service provides opportunities for collaborative working, joint training and shared learning amongst each profession. Our service is jointly commissioned by health, social care and education, allowing us to provide a seamless pathway of care for a child or young person at home, in clinic or in their educational setting.In this role you will work in a small specialist team of Occupational Therapists supporting home adaptations, with close collaboration with the integrated Occupational Therapy team, colleagues in social care and the housing sector

Successful candidates will need to be enthusiastic and motivated. Good communication, clinical reasoning and organisational skills are essential. You must be a team player but be able to work autonomously and have the ability to champion the needs of your patients. You must have an interest in developing skills within Social Care OT

We can offer:
  • Regular group supervision, managerial supervision and a well-established appraisal system
  • CPD opportunities, including in service masterclasses
  • Opportunities to develop leadership skills and to supervise less experienced members of staff
  • Opportunities to work alongside other therapists/assistants to deliver intervention to children/young people requiring specialist support
  • A initial induction period where you will have the opportunity to observe and shadow your team.
  • Support from the Childrens Home Adaptation Team to develop your skills through supervision and training

Applicants wanting to work full time or part time will be considered. A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use regularly for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

In addition to the basic salary, this post attracts a High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of basic salary subject to a maximum payment of £1,915 per annum (pro rata where applicable and dependent on base location)

Whilst it is not a legal requirement, Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust encourages and supports all staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training
  • Diploma/Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered and compliant with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Evidence of Post graduate training/or equivalent experience relevant to speciality such as: Housing, Equipment
  • Member of BAOT

  • Membership of Special Interest Group
  • Clinical Educators Qualification

  • Demonstrable post registration experience with some experience of working with children or in neurology
  • Experience and awareness of using a range of assessments and treatment methods
  • Presentation and teaching to staff team and other groups.

  • Working in a community setting delivering children's Occupational Therapy Services
  • Demonstrable experience of working in the NHS

Skills & Abilities
  • The ability to analyse assessment results to formulate treatment plans, recommend suitable equipment and/or housing adaptations, taking into consideration client, social and environmental factors
  • Design and implementation of Occupational Therapy intervetnion tailored to the individual
  • Knowledge of equipment to be used at home to promote the child or young person's independence and support the needs of parents and carers within these settings

  • Good general knowledge of normal child development
  • Sound understanding of child protection processes
  • Sound understanding of the process of statementing for special educational needs

Other Skills
  • A full valid driving licence and access to a car to use for business purposes is essential (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010).

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