Specialist Occupational Therapist

Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
21 May 2020
19 Jun 2020

Job Description

A newly created post for a part time Band 6 occupational therapist in this newly forming team offers the opportunity for a resilient and motivated individual to contribute to service delivery through the use of the unique skills of occupational therapy.

The Intensive Positive Behaviour Support Team (IPBS) is a specialist service created as part of the Transforming Care initiative to enable services to support young people with Learning Disabilities and Behaviours of Concerns to receive specialist, intensive support within his or her own community. PBS uses person centred approaches combined with behaviour analysis to provide evidence-based, quality services to enable long term, meaningful change to a young person and their family.

IPBS will work with young people, their family and any other supporting services to for a period of 12-18 weeks; we will work flexibly according to the needs of our service users, providing assessment and support at the times which are important to each person. Due to this, some early morning, late night and weekend work will be required as part of the role, this will be in a planned way but applicants should be prepared for the flexible requirements of the role.

It is desirable for applicants to have experience of working with young people with learning disabilities and show skills in the assessment and support of young people who have behaviours of concern.

The successful candidate will work with young people up to the age of 18 and their families who are accessing support from the IPBS team as an extension to their existing community LDCAMHS care plan. The postholder will access wider support from the Occupational Therapy network in CAMHS in TEWV, to develop a new way of delivering a high quality, needs-led OT contribution to the service, utilising core Occupational Therapy skills to ensure all of the young people have a robust occupational therapy assessment and intervention plan in place.

Clinical/Professional supervision is provided by the Lead Occupational Therapist for CAMHS in the Trust. The post holder will attend monthly OT Learning and Governance Networks to ensure fidelity to core Occupational Therapy delivery, enhance CPD and contribute to the wider OT service developments.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate experience of delivery of occupational therapy, keenness to continually develop themselves and others, and a particular interest in this field of OT.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the protection of staff, service users and visitors to the Trust from second hand smoke and currently operates a no smoking policy which ensures all buildings and grounds are smoke free.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from individuals who have experience of mental ill health or learning disabilities. Our service users and carers tell us our staff should be consistently concerned with maintaining and improving care with pride, empathy and compassion.

This job advert may close as soon as sufficient suitable applications have been received. If interested please apply for this post as soon as possible.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years. Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

If your application is successful, the information you give on your application form will be used to create and be retained on your electronic staff record and to provide access to core Trust systems.

Please note that if the post you are applying for requires a DBS check, you will be required to also subscribe to the DBS Update Service, if successful, and thereafter renew your subscription each year. The Trust will reimburse the subscription fee.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Candidates who are shortlisted

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