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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/10/2021.

Senior Occupational Therapist CAMHS Service

Job Reference: L28-A-21-8090

St Andrew’s Healthcare
£31,365 - £38,000

Senior Occupational Therapist CAMHS Service

Location: Northampton

Salary: £31,365 - £43,500

Hours: Full-time / Part-Time / Flexible

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, dedicated and dynamic therapist to join our highly motivated Occupational Therapy team as a Senior Occupational Therapist in our Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. The Service offers specialised low and medium secure care and supports young people with neuro development disabilities, learning disabilities and complex mental health conditions.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing strong clinical leadership and have proven skills in time management, planning, and organising; excellent communication skills to lead, inspire and motivate the team to drive the delivery of Occupational Therapy forward in order to achieve positive outcomes and to enable the young people to move to less restrictive settings as soon as possible.

Smyth House has been designed to provide specialised care for the complex needs of young people with psychiatric, social, psychological and emotional difficulties some, in addition to a developmental disability. Bespoke therapy amenities include an animal courtyard, sensory integration room, a music and recording studio and therapy kitchens.

You will work predominately within the 10 bedded low secure mixed rehabilitation ward aged 13 to18 years with complex developmental trauma, complex mental health needs, some with additional autism spectrum disorders and challenging behaviour. You will have responsibility for a clinical caseload, and offer OT specific assessments and individual and group interventions to support young people in their recovery journey in preparation for community reintegration and discharge.

Trauma informed care is firmly embedded into the Service as the philosophy of care. In addition to a full, well established DBT service. This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their knowledge and skills of the pivotal role Occupational Therapy plays within this model of care. Within this model the application of Sensory Integration theory and practise is embedded into the Service. You will be provided with the opportunity for supervision from the Lead Occupational Therapist and Advanced Sensory Integration practitioner to further your development within this area.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic, creative and imaginative individual to be able to adapt and deliver high quality Occupational Therapy within a well-established multi-disciplinary team and to make significant difference to the lives of young people and their families.

Opportunities include:

  • To work with a specialised MDT committed to the care of adolescents within secure settings.
  • Opportunities to work closely with, and alongside, carers and families.
  • DBT skills coaching
  • Trauma informed care training
  • Sensory Approaches training
  • Opportunities to develop your assessment and formulation skills through using child focused O.T. assessments and applying the Model of Human Occupation.

Our young people, families, carers and your colleagues will expect you to live the St Andrew’s CARE values of Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence every single day.

If you would like further information or an informal visit regarding the above post please contact Claire Smith, Lead Occupational Therapist, at – 01604 616 685

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