Job descriptionDo you have the passion and motivation to support children and their families in a community setting? If so, a unique and exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Children's Integrated Therapies team in North and North West Oxfordshire as a Band 4 therapy Assistant. The base will be either Witney Community Hospital or Orchard Health Centre in Banbury and will discussed on an individual basis. The Children's Integrated Therapy Team visit children in their homes/ schools or in clinic settings with the purpose of providing holistic support/ therapy/ play to children and families with support from the Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy team. Delivering integrated therapy support The post holder will be part of the Children’s Integrated Therapy team, supporting the provision of specialist Occupational, Physical and Speech and language therapy for children and young people with a range of needs including complex disability. They will have responsibility for a designated caseload, a trained and supported practitioner providing and adapting therapy programmes to meet the needs of the child in a range of settings including patient’s own homes, clinics and schools. They will have regular access to the supervision by a qualified Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech & Language Therapist. They will work with the Local Therapy teams to ensure an efficient, high quality therapy service is delivered which is evidence-based and centred around the needs of the child/young person. They will work jointly with other members of the multi-disciplinary team including parents, carers and teaching staff in schools. They will be part of the team who deliver the EHP recommended provision. Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provides physical, mental health and social care for people of all ages across Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon, Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset. Our services are delivered at community bases, hospitals, clinics and people’s homes, delivering care as close to home as possible Our vision is that no matter who you are or where you are, you will tell us that you receive: “Outstanding care delivered by an outstanding team” Our values are: “Caring, safe and excellent” At Oxford Health we offer a wide range of benefits designed to support your career and wellbeing. These include: Excellent opportunities for career progression Access to tailored individual and Trust wide learning and development 27 days annual leave, plus bank holidays, rising to 33 days with continuous service NHS Discount across a wide range of shops, restaurants and retailers Competitive pension scheme Lease car scheme Cycle to work scheme Employee Assistance Programme Mental Health First Aiders Staff accommodation (please note waiting lists may apply) Staff networking and support groups hosted by our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team An induction programme is provided to ensure staff build confidence and skills within the role. There will be ongoing continuing development with regular supervision / support with a competency programme for progression.
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