We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative Occupational Therapist to be a part of our well established Occupational Therapy team. You will be joining an innovative and agile Children and Young People's Therapy Service committed to delivering high quality intervention and transforming lives.
Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust provides integrated OT, Physiotherapy and Speech & Language Therapy Services for families across the county. Our service is jointly commissioned by health and education, allowing us to provide a seamless pathway of care from early years through to schools, specialist provisions and further education settings.
Due to internal promotion, we have a Band 6 fixed term Occupational Therapist post available to recruit to - 0.5 sessions (2.5 days a week) for a 12 month period.
The successful applicant will support the Occupational Therapy team (therapists and therapy assistants) in delivering the health, social care and EHCP provision for the children attending two special schools in the St Albans/Hemel Hempstead areas. The role will include seating assessments and adjustments, toileting equipment assessments, hand splinting, access to the curriculum, therapy identified in the EHCP, sensory assessments and sensory diets, feeding assessments and supporting with staff training in understanding sensory preferences and postural management. Social care OT provision for equipment for safe access to home (including toileting, hoisting/slings, sleeping, specialist seating, minor adaptations under £1000) for those children who live within the local centres catchment area. You will work within a multidisciplinary team.
The post is to cover 2 special schools for children with severe learning disabilities, PMLD and both schools are Autism Accredited.
Children’s Occupational Therapy is based on a 3 Tier model of service delivery, with provision at Universal, Targeted and Specialist tiers. Hertfordshire is amongst the country’s first community providers to introduce a 3 Tier model across its Children’s OT service. 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.
Ideally candidates should have post graduate experience/training in assessment and treatment using neurodevelopmental and/or sensory treatment and also some knowledge on housing adaptations. Support, mentoring and further training will be provided to meet the individual needs of practitioners in areas where further up skilling and development is required.
The successful candidate 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.
If you are keen to be part of our well established and professional therapy team, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Liesl Salters Brown (Clinical Lead, Occupational Therapy) on 07825 929688 for an informal chat and further details about this opportunity.
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 minimum payment of £1,034 and a maximum payment of £1,791 per annum pro rata.
The post is fixed term for 12 months, and part time at 0.5 sessions - consideration would be made for the post to be term time only due to the nature of the sessions.
Interview - 4th May
This advert closes on Monday 26 Apr 2021
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