Children's Occupational Therapist- Neurodiversity Pathway
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
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Children and Family Health Devon (CFHD) is the place to be! We are developing an innovative, integrated model of children's community services and looking for enthusiastic individuals to join our friendly and dedicated Neurodiversity Pathway.
As a large community service, you will be joining a strong, enthusiastic and supportive group of professionals who will be your peers, your phone a friend network and your inspiring colleagues. This provides a real sense of professional collaboration at work, that will be an asset to your daily work, your career development and your support network.
We are excited to be advertising for 3 Band 6 Children's Senior Occupational Therapists, one based within each locality of East, North and Torbay and South Devon.
The Pathway is a developing integrated pathway within CFHD, providing specialist assessment and intervention for children and young people and their families where the presenting need relates to neurodevelopmental conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Tics and Tourette Syndrome.
The integrated team will bring together a variety of multi-disciplinary colleagues including Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Systemic Psychotherapy, and Mental Health Practitioners.
You will be a qualified Occupational Therapist with notable post-qualifying experience, a passion and strengths for working with neurodiversity children, young people and their families.
Main duties of the job
- .Hold an appropriate caseload and undertake a lead clinician role for children receiving intervention from within the specialist pathway.
- Undertake specialist assessments, including risk assessments, contribute to care planning and deliver evidence-based interventions in collaboration with children, young people and their carers.
- Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team offering evidence-based interventions.
- Provide a range of early help/light touch interventions across pathways such as emotional health and well-being, sensory issues, positive behavioural support.
- Work across pathways and geographical areas as required, according to need and demand.
- Supervise, manage and support integrated therapy assistants.
- Ensure clinical effectiveness through the use of evidence-based interventions, goal-based, collaborative practice and routine outcome measures
- The Neurodiversity Pathway is a developing integrated pathway with CFHD. The Integrated Neurodiversity Pathway will provide specialist assessment and intervention for children and young people with neurodiversity.
- The community integrated team will bring together a variety of disciplines from across CAMHS and Specialist Children's services, Community Paediatrics, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychological therapies, and Clinical Psychology.
- Why work with us- Torbay Hospital provides acute care for the local community and has several community hospitals, and is a hot-spot for those who are considering living by the sea or within half an hour of Dartmoor National Park and an hour to Exmoor National Park. Meanwhile, Plymouth and Exeter are also both within a short drive to enjoy the culture, maritime history and shopping experiences
Full Vacancy details can be found on the attached Job Description/Person Specification. Please refer to your suitability to the post in your supporting information from the role requirements or person specification.
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