Occupational Therapist - 22.5 hours per week
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the therapeutic social work team in Leeds as part of our multi-disciplinary team which works to support the emotional well being of Children Looked After children on Child protection plans. We support children, young people and the people and systems around them, using a trauma informed and systemic approach. The team is comprises of therapeutic social workers, team managers, psychologists, Speech and Language therapist.
We are looking to recruit a creative and dynamic Occupational Therapist who is passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people, who is committed to a collaborative and restorative approach. This is a part-time position (0.6 wte) employed by Leeds Community Health Care(LCH) & deployed to this team in Leeds City Council. There is an expectation of the successful candidate to provide Leadership, Supervision & Management of a small team of occupational therapists also deployed to Leeds City Council.
Main duties of the job
Alongside excellent general OT skills and Leadership you will have knowledge and some experience of :
- Working with children looked after and a trauma informed approach.
- Working with children with complex presentations and disabilities.
- Working effectively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary context, with systems that are often experiencing high demand and stress.
- Interventions and strategies around regulation and self soothing.
- Attachment-Informed Assessments
- Functional Assessments for specific daily occupations, including the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills
- Experience of work around Sleep hygiene, eating and Mealtime observations.
- Desirable experience would include:
- Paediatric OT work & supporting neuro developmental assessments
- Understanding of Holistic & sequential approach to assessment & intervention.
- Working within a multidisciplinary team.
- Facilitating groups.
- Working with children and young people who have experienced trauma.
Working for Leeds community Healthcare NHS Trust
Who are we?
Leeds Community Healthcare provides a range of community-based health services across the whole city. We treat people in their homes, local health centres and community hospitals, and work in partnership with other local Trusts, charities and Leeds City Council.
We have a strong culture based on deeply-held values, and our focus at all times is on delivering high quality care to the people of Leeds. In our most recent CQC evaluation, we were rated "Good", with our Adult Services rated "Outstanding" for caring.
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust encourages and supports staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best lines of defence against Covid 19.
Perks of the job
Our benefits range from generous annual leave to access to NHS discount sites. Here are some of the most important ones:
- 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
- Highly regarded NHS Pension Scheme
- A supportive, structured preceptorship programme for all registered new starters
- Professional development opportunities including coaching, training and education support
- Salary sacrifice or lease car schemes
- Health and wellbeing including gym membership, occupational health service and priority access to mental health services
1.1. Utilises highly developed specialised knowledge covering a range of procedures and underpinned by relevant broad based knowledge, experience and competence
1.2. Where appropriate to service delivery, demonstrates highly developed physical skills requiring accuracy and dexterity e.g. moving and handling techniques, clinical procedures, diagnostic tests
1.3. Demonstrates independent practice responding to social, scientific, clinical and ethical issues which are encountered
1.4. Makes complex judgements requiring analysis, interpretation and comparison of options by integrating complex knowledge sources in new and/or unfamiliar contexts
1.5. Responsible for clinical pathways appropriate to field of work
1.6. Engages and actively involves the individual and, if appropriate, their family/carer, in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of treatment and/or care by using person-centred techniques to promote a culture of self care and empowerment
1.7. Works to standards of proficiency identified by their professional and regulatory bodies performing clinical treatments/procedures to a highly specialist standard
1.8. Prioritises their own workload and that of the wider team within agreed objectives deciding when to refer to others as appropriate.
1.9. Provides and receives complex, sensitive or contentious information where motivational, persuasive, empathetic, negotiating and reassurance skills are required whilst demonstrating an understanding of barriers to communication
1.10. Approaches each individual with care, compassion and sensitivity ensuring that these values are reflected in all aspects of role including the management of complaints and compliments.
1.11. To comply with the organisations Infection Prevention and Control requirements, including bare below the elbows dress code for staff with a direct care delivery role
2.1. Ensures that a professional service and image is maintained at all time, thereby acting as a role model to all staff
2.2. Provides a leadership style which is underpinned by strongly held values around equality, diversity and openness; effectively builds and maintains relationships with direct reportee(s), management team and other key individuals across the organisation.
2.3. Ensures the effective and efficient use of resources e.g. staff, supplies within their own sphere of responsibility.
2.4. Demonstrates leadership and innovation in contexts which are unfamiliar, complex, and unpredictable that require solving problems involving many interacting factors
2.5. Demonstrates the ability to delegate, organise and prioritise workload to ensure the safe delivery of the service including the management of referrals and discharges utilising locally agreed support mechanisms e.g. on call manager and making judgements in complex situations
2.6. Demonstrates resilience when responding to challenge, change and complex or difficult situations
2.7. Demonstrates clinical leadership, initiative and creativity in developing projects inspiring others to be positive in their contribution to continuous improvement
2.8. Clearly articulates the expected clinical standards of the service, monitors and identifies where standards are not met and takes action to address
2.9. Ensures that all objectives, for self and those directly responsible for, are clearly defined within the wider Directorate framework and in line with Trusts objectives, using the appraisal process as a vehicle for this.
2.10. Takes responsibility for their own and others health and safety in the working environment.
Skills and Attributes
Therapeutic Social Work Team Criteria
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).