Specialist Occupational Therapist(Supporting Children/ Young People with ASD and Additional Sensory Needs)
BAND 6 AFC 22.5 hrs per week
LOCATION:Kempthorne House, St Martin’s Hospital, Bath BA2 5RP
Are you acommitted and enthusiastic graduate professional with specialist knowledge and experience in working with children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder? Are you looking to join an NHS Health and Social Care partner which is striving to make positive changes? Would you like to work for an organisation where more than 9 out of every ten 10 of the people who use serviceswould recommend them?
This new post will provide specialist support for school-aged children/young people with a diagnosis of ASD who are experiencing additional sensory needs.
It is graded at Band 6 (Agenda for Change salary and terms and conditions, including an NHS pension) and would be suitable for an Occupational Therapists with the right skills and experience.
The post requires relevant experience of working with children/young people with ASD and evidence of specialist knowledge and expertise regarding ASD and sensory needs.
The role will sit within Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES) NHS Children’s Community Health Services, provided by Virgin Care, but on a day to day basis will work closely with the ASD Support Service (funded by the Local Authority). A key aspect of this role will be a commitment to joint working across and between agencies so that children and young people with ASD will receive the right help at the right time.
The primary aim of the ASD Support Service is that children and young people with autism are supported to achieve, thrive and to sustain their educational placements. The role will involve a combination of direct work with a small caseload of children/young people as well as offering training to families and professionals, with the aim of learning what causes and maintains sensory issues, what techniques to use to address this and how to tailor these techniques and approaches to the individual child/young person.
Although the role will work closely with the ASD Support Service, the clinical and professional management and supervision will be provided by Virgin Care. We’ll provide you with access to a committed Learning and Development team to further your potential and support your progression
You will become part of the Virgin Tribe. This grants you access to premier offers as well as discounts on Virgin Products such as holidays.
You’ll access our central online health and lifestyle platform covering healthy recipes, activity challenges, and support information around mental health.All this, and the potential of flexible working patterns to help support your work/life balance.
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We are hoping to hold interviews on the 21stof August 2020via Microsoft Teams, so please let us know in your application if you won’t be available that week. We look forward to hearing from you.
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