The Children and Young People's Disability Team (CYPDT) is looking to recruit a county wide Qualified Occupational Therapist.
Wiltshire Council has created a 0-25yr Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Service. This service exists to improve outcomes and make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people with SEND and their families who require support to be included in their community. Currently the Occupational Therapist's work with young people up to the age of 18 but the age range could extend in the future.
We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and motivated full-time Occupational Therapist to join the Children and Young People's Disability Team South and West; based at either Salisbury or Trowbridge. The team is made up of Social Workers, Occupational Therapist's and a Family Support Worker, and works well in partnership with other agencies and professionals.
About the role
The service will provide high quality, co-ordinated child, young person and family centred services which respond to needs and adopt a preventative and early help approach. Services will be delivered in a way which listens to and responds to the voice of children, young people and their families.
You will manage a varied caseload which includes complex cases and have the opportunity to develop skills in assessing, evaluating and supporting the needs of disabled children and their carers by promoting independence and through the provision of equipment and adaptations.
The post holder is expected to be well organised and flexible with an ability to manage changing priorities. You should have a firm understanding of relevant legislation, good written and verbal communication skills and previous experience in either a Social Care or Children's service setting.
Excellent clinical supervision is provided by the Senior Occupational Therapist. Personal Professional Development is encouraged and supported
The successful candidate will be HCPC registered, hold a full clean driving licence and have a suitable vehicle available.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, as an employee you will be expected to share this commitment.