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Advanced Occupational Therapist

Job Reference: 284-19-FTBCM-1561

Employer:
Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Forward Thinking Birmingham
Location:
Birmingham
Salary:
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

If you are Ambitious, Brave and Compassionate there has never been a more exciting time to join our team. Ambitious and proud to provide world-class care everyone who works at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust team plays an important role in making our hospitals the incredible places they are. Our vision is to build a world leading team to deliver world class care.

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust are committed to creating the best place to work, where all staff can reach their full potential. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and welcome and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation. We look forward to receiving your application.


Work base: Parkview Clinic and agile working

We are seeking to recruit an Occupational Therapistwho is interested and experienced inworking across both the child and young adult range (0-25 years), with a particular interest in working with Children in Care and Care Leavers. We are looking for someone ideally with further experience/training in understanding of the impact of early developmental and relational trauma upon the young person’s mental health and sensory processing needs or the willingness to develop skills within this area.

The successful candidate will be part of a Consultation service for Children in Care, providing Occupational Therapy assessments and interventions within a brief level of care consultation service. The work will involve interagency working and support to clinical staff within Forward Thinking Birmingham. There will be a significant role developing training and support to staff, foster carers and the team around the child, in understanding the impact of complex developmental trauma on the young person and their sensory and occupational performance needs. The aim of the provision is to support services in enhancing trauma-informed support to Children in Care. The successful candidate will be part of the wider OT Team within Birmingham Women’s and Children’s hospital and will be supported with their continued professional development, including clinical supervision, in-service training opportunities and capacity to promote and development OT services within FTB.

The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent clinical and communication skills, specialist area of interest and flexibility in terms of how and where they provide treatment. They will work closely with members of the team to evaluate the provision provided in order to support further development of services for Children in Care.

For further information please contact Dr Deborah Curson, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lead for Children in Care Consultation Service, Forward Thinking Birmingham, debbie.curson@nhs.net or Kirsty Taylor Advanced Occupational Therapist kirsty.taylor6@nhs.net




Please ensure that you read and understand the person specification for this post prior to applying as this is what you will be shortlisted against.

We would encourage all applicants to apply early as this vacancy may close earlier than the stated closing date once we receive sufficient applications. We do not accept cv’s (with the exception of consultant posts). Please be aware that any false information on your application form can lead to withdrawal of any offer of employment, disciplinary action and/or a criminal conviction

Applications from candidates who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.

As this post involves a regulated activity you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and the disclosure, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children or working with adults or both.

*Please read additional documents attcahed relating to probation period and Brexit*


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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