Advanced Occupational Therapist

Posted 16 September by NHS Business Services Authority

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic Autism service that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people?

We are looking to appoint a Band 7 Occupational Therapist to our Hull Children and Young Person’s Autism Assessment Service, a multidisciplinary team of Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists and Specialist Nurses.

The post holder will be expected to work both autonomously and as part of a team to provide assessment, consultation and in the future, intervention. The clinical post is ideal for Occupational Therapists who are skilled in undertaking specialist Autism and Sensory assessments for children and young people (0-19) or who have a strong interest in Autism and Sensory Processing. Successful applicants will have access to regular supervision and support from experienced clinicians working within the service.

The service is committed to continued personal development and has recently been involved in two national research projects relating to enhancing young people’s experience of Autism assessments.

It is an exciting time to join the service due to the significant transformation work already undertaken which has secured additional funding to expand the service. This will involve the implementation of a new assessment pathway working closely with partner agencies and the longer term plan to introduce an intervention pathway.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust provides comprehensive child and young people mental health, emotional wellbeing, neurodevelopmental and learning disability services across the whole of Hull and East Riding.

The services are a CYP IAPT organisation and Thrive Community of Practice, working within the Thrive conceptual framework to develop a localised need led model that enables care to be provided flexibly across four distinct groupings as depicted below.

For further information please contact Jane Macleod, Clinical Team Leader on Option 2.

Getting Advice:

  • Single point of access accepting self-referrals from professionals, families/carers and self-referrals from 16+ year olds.
  • Child psychological wellbeing practitioners who provide low intensity self-guided help over the telephone or face to face, psychoeducation classes and computer based CBT interventions.
  • Provide school based mental health services in the form of the SMASH programme (Self-mediation and self-help)

Getting Help and Getting More Help:

CAMHS and Learning Disability Intervention Teams:

There are intervention teams delivering therapeutic interventions across the getting help and getting more help model supporting a range of mental health and learning disability difficulties.

Autism Assessment Service

CAMHS Eating Disorder Service:

The team accepts referrals from Hull and East Riding and has close working relationships with Paediatrics. Consultation and multiagency working forms part of the team role, along with providing training to universal and targeted services as required.

Getting Risk Support:

There are two services working primarily with young people who present a risk to others.

CAMHS Crisis Team:

The CAMHS Crisis Team provides 24/7 manned crisis input undertaking assessments wherever the young person presents in crisis and telephone support. The service can provide up to 7 days intensive support, discharging to primary care or transferring to a CAMHS intervention team for further intervention.

Forensic CAMH Service:

The Humber Teaching NHS Foundation trust is now one of four trusts within the region to provide a community forensic CAMH Service for high risk young people with complex needs.

Supporting young people under the age of 18 living across the Yorkshire and Humber region and about whom there are questions regarding mental health or neuro disability who present with high risk of harm towards others, and /or are in contact with the criminal justice system or are likely to enter secure care due to presentations that can’t be managed elsewhere

Inspire - CAMHS Inpatient Service

This is a new service that opened in 2019 and hosts 9 General adolescent beds (including a High Dependency Area) and 4 Psychiatric intensive care beds.

The unit delivers an excellent standard of inpatient care working in partnership with the local community as well as being part of a wider network of agencies supporting the mental health and emotional wellbeing needs of young people and families within the four defined localities.

The service will step away from a system defined in terms of the services the organisation provides (Tiered model) towards one that sees service provision as a whole system approach with the focus being on the desire to build upon individual and community strengths wherever possible and ensures that young people and their families are active decision makers in the process of choosing the right approach.

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust provides a wide range of services across the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire. We enjoy one of the lowest costs of living and least expensive housing in all the U.K. Leeds, York and Lincoln are less than one hours drive away, and London only three hours. Hull is also benefiting from having won European City of Culture 2017. We are less than an hour from three National Parks and Hull has a direct ferry service to the continent. We are in an ideal position for exploring the British Isles and the continent.

Why work for us?

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust provides a broad range of community and inpatient mental health services, community services (including therapies), learning disabili

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