Lead Occupational Therapist Band 7 Uxbridge
Full Time (37.5 hrs per week, Term Time only)
Salary: £36,000 to £38,000
Our client provides specialist education for c170 pupils, aged between 5-19 years old with the Secondary School supporting around c130 students. They are located across two sites and deploy of a wide range of teaching strategies to engage and develop the progress of learners, who present with a range of learning difficulties and styles. Our students are taught in smaller class sizes and all students work towards an Equals Semi-Formal Curriculum and equivalent qualifications in functional skills.
Job Summary and Duties:
Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the role of Lead Occupational Therapist has responsibility for managing a small team providing a specialist Occupational Therapy service to children with autism and learning difficulties. Working with children individually in specialist treatment areas or within classroom based sessions, you will have a key role in shaping the way Occupational Therapy is delivered in our Service with a strong emphasis on sensory processing and motor development. Involved in the assessments of students with diverse presentations, you will identify their individual sensory, physical, social and environmental needs whilst supporting the development and delivery of individualised intervention programmes to help learning and to enable meaningful engagement in activities, social interaction and relationships. You will model standards of best practice and the principles of Clinical Governance within your professional activities.
The ideal candidate will have:
*Experience managing a small team of Occupational Therapists
*Providing accurate prognoses and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive transition
*Formulating and delivering on individual Occupational Therapy intervention programmes, using your knowledge of evidence based practice and intervention options and using clinical assessment, reasoning and intervention skills to include motor sensory cognitive/perceptual assessments
*Evaluating client progress, reassessing and altering intervention programmes as required
*Representing the occupational therapy service or individual clients at multi-disciplinary meetings to ensure the delivery of integrated occupational therapy intervention by discussing client care, progress and involvement in transition planning
Key Skills Required
*Proven experience in a supervisory capacity
*Experience of working with our specific client group.
*Specialist knowledge of OT assessments and interventions
*Experience of representing occupational therapy within the context of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency treatment and care
To apply, or for further information, please call Sean Keohan on 0207 045 3325