Occupational Therapy Occupational Therapy

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust employs state registered occupational therapists with special training and experience in Paediatrics.

The service provides specialist needs led Paediatric Occupational Therapy for children and young people from birth to 18 years of age (19 if in Special Education), with specific challenges in achieving skills and abilities that are needed to lead a meaningful life. These may be due to a learning disability, physical disability, neuro- developmental disorder, sensory processing disorder or a motor co-ordination disorder.
As a paediatric occupational therapist you will work in close partnership with the child and their family, education, social work, other healthcare professionals, and charities. You could work in a variety of settings, including in the child’s home, nursery and school as well as clinics, health centres and other locations in the community

Physiotherapy Physiotherapy

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust employs both chartered and state registered physiotherapists. It offers physiotherapy services for adults and older adults with acute and life long conditions, mental health physiotherapy (including dementia), as well as specialist paediatric physiotherapy.

In this varied role you could be working in patients’ homes, clinics, health centres, gyms and other locations within the county. Within paediatrics, you could also find yourself working with the child in their nursery or school.

As a physiotherapist at CPFT,  you will have access to monthly management supervision and ongoing regular clinical peer supervision amongst experienced staff. Whilst on placement you will have more frequent and specific supervision to meet your needs on the placement.

The Trust is committed to supporting staff with professional development and training, and the service organises and takes part in a quarterly CPD day with internal and external speakers.

Speech & Language Therapy Speech & Language Therapy

The speech and language therapy service at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust provides comprehensive packages of care for children and young people who have a range of communication  disorders.

As a speech and language therapist at CPFT, you will be working with children who have varying communication disorders, including unclear speech, stammering and difficulties with understanding and using spoken language. The Trust sees children with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing impairment, cleft palate and autism.

CPFT provides frequent and regular individual supervision for newly qualified therapists in line with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) guidelines. Supporting one another as a team is a priority.

The Trust endeavours to provide training and CPD opportunities for the team, and newer members of the team have recently commented that this is a particularly positive feature of working for at the trust.
For further information visit: www.cpft.nhs.uk