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Occupational Therapist - Children's Crisis Intensive Support Service
  • Employer: Surrey County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/819/6901
  • Published: Wed 22/01/2020, 13:25 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 11/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £34,688 - £38,476 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: St Faiths Centre, Cleeve Road, Leatherhead , Surrey

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Occupational Therapist - Children's Crisis Intensive Support Service

As an Occupational Therapist you will contribute to the delivery of multi-agency crisis services for children aged 4-17 with ASD and/or LD with challenging behavior, their families and carers. You will bring an Occupational Therapist perspective to the work of the Childrens Crisis intensive Support Service (CCISS).

Supporting and protecting children and young people with ASD and or LD and their families will be at the heart of all you do by providing a range of interventions including:

  • consultation
  • reflection
  • joint case working
  • participation in case reviews
  • assessment of need
  • care planning and intervention

You will also be attending statutory meetings in relation to cases where your involvement would be beneficial.

You will use your excellent communication and engagement skills to ensure that the Children's Crisis Intensive Support Service operates in a safe and efficient way, as part of the whole system of partnership and multi-agency working. Your commitment to partnership working will enable you to establish and promote key relationships.

You will play a crucial role in maintaining effective communication between local area children's social care teams, CAMHS and other agencies involved, whilst delivering a crisis intervention, of up to 6 weeks in the community. You will be part of a specialist service working across the county in the community, delivering assessments whilst supporting and mobilising the network and family to continue support following the crisis intervention. 

To be shortlisted for interview for this role, your application will clearly evidence the following:

  • Good communication & engagement skills
  • Evidence of effective partnership working
  • Delivering 1-1 interventions to young people
  • Experience of working with Children and young people with ASD and or LD with challenging behavior
  • Willingness to work some evenings up till 10pm as part of a 36 hour week and some on-call to junior colleagues

This is an exciting new role working in a new and innovative service. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, we look forward to receiving your application.

For more information, please see the attached role profile at the bottom of this page

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For an informal discussion contact Laura Hoyles by e-mail at We look forward to receiving your application. 

The job advert closes at 23:59 on 11/02/2020.

The position is based at St Faiths in Leatherhead but covers the county of Surrey.

From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 24 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.

Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.

An enhanced DBS 'Disclosure and Barring Service' check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children's and Adults' Barred List checks will be required for this role.

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