JustOT are recruiting for an exciting new role in the High Wycombe area for a Occupational Therapist with Paediatric experience.
Occupational therapist, High Wycombe
Salary 28,216 - 31,079 (37 hrs per wk, 41 wks per year)
To complement the work of the therapy team, contributing to a range of activities and to work collaboratively as part of a professional team.
Provide occupational therapy assessment and intervention for young people, advising on specialist equipment as required.
Develop programmes to build skills and improve confidence
Assist with coaching in social skills and anxiety and behaviour management
To encourage the social and emotional health and wellbeing of pupils.
To liaise with SALT to feedback results of observations/therapy programmes, to analyse the student's response to treatment, and development of the student's skills, and discuss any possible changes.
Maintain accurate documentation of all intervention with pupils in line with legal and departmental requirements.
To model and demonstrate tasks to the pupils, staff, parents and carers.
Organise and prepare activities/equipment to enable students to participate in therapy programmes.
To actively participate in clinical supervision sessions with the senior therapist using reflection and analysis to monitor and identify training needs.
To plan use of time effectively and ensure quality of service delivery.
To develop resources to facilitate the implementation of therapy programmes.
To contribute to identifying, planning and delivering formal in-house training, for appropriate clinical areas.
Contribute to the Multi-Disciplinary Team, liaising with other health professionals and education staff as required.
To maintain regular liaison with staff providing feedback for reflection and planning.
To attend parents' evenings, coffee mornings and other opportunities for parental liaison.
Communicate effectively and sensitively with children, young people colleagues, parents and carers.
To attend meetings as team representative where appropriate.
To attend whole-school and department briefing meetings.
To present and feedback clinical information to the Senior therapist.
Collate files for new students, add information to files and organise appropriately.
Collate feedback forms and information for updating student profiles.
To follow relevant procedures/statutory requirements including health and safety, safeguarding children, SEN procedures, and other legal frameworks.
To be responsible for the safety, care and maintenance of all equipment to ensure standards of infection control and safety are maintained.
To participate in and ensure that all mandatory training
To participate in the appraisal/performance management scheme, ensuring the objectives set reflect the line manager and the therapy team plans, and to be responsible for carrying out the agreed objectives
To attend relevant courses and in-service training identified during performance management meetings in order to further develop skills in implementation and knowledge of therapy procedures and programmes.
To monitor and develop own performance, aiming to achieve and maintain a high standard of service provision.
To apply, please contact Sean Keohan on 0207 045 3325