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Band 5/6 Paediatric Occupational Therapist

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  • Speciality: Paediatrics
  • Grade: Band 5/6
  • Salary: £27088 - £29892 per hour
  • Location: Central London, London
  • Start Date: 6th Jan '20
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Reference No: J85320

JustOT are looking for a Paediatric Occupational Therapist to work with their client based in London.

Band 5/6 Paediatric Occupational Therapist
£27,088-£29,892 DOE plus location allowance
Start ASAP

Job summary:
*To assess, plan and implement appropriate intervention e.g. run groups; support therapy programmes, produce and deliver individual OT Programmes to support fine motor skills, gross motor skills and sensory processing.
*To maintain up to date occupational therapy records in line with professional standards and contribute to the on-going development of the Occupational Therapy Department.
*To work collaboratively with other members of the transdisciplinary team to ensure Occupational Therapy is integrated into curriculum planning and delivery

Principal accountabilities:
*To provide comprehensive assessment and intervention for pupils enrolled at the school and to document and disseminate results and progress to relevant staff and parents.
*To provide occupational therapy assessment, reassessment and analysis of student's profile in order to make reliable clinical decision and ensure pupils progress.
*To develop and ensure the provision of a transdisciplinary approach across the therapy department in conjunction with other principal therapists.
*To develop and deliver evidence-based individual and group interventions for students with complex clinical, social and learning needs.
*To analyse and interpret assessment findings from both standardised and non-standardised assessments in order to help establish appropriate intervention goals and integrate these appropriately into occupational therapy assessment, therapy plans and IEP's.
*To maintain high professional standards within the team, continuously promoting and developing quality improvements appropriate to the needs of the occupational therapy service and within the profession both internally and externally.
*Provide the highest standard of support in assisting pupils in achieving their maximum potential through the implementation of the SPELL framework.
* To commit to and implement evidence-based practice and to use research/audit opportunities to support the efficacy of therapeutic interventions and ensure all practice both current and of high quality.
*To be responsible for maintaining a designated clinical caseload and ensuring that clinical governance, quality assurance and OT professional standards are met.
*To establish and maintain effective working relationships with the parent/carers and families of a designated caseload of students with occupational therapy needs
*Assessment, reporting, contributing to and attending LEA Annual Reviews of students holding Statements of Special Educational Need/EHCP
*Attending my progress meetings, in conjunction with teachers and other members of transdisciplinary team.
*Participating in the planning, organising and delivering of in-service training internally and externally as required.
*To maintain and further develop own clinical skills in line with current evidence based practice. Maintain CPD in-line with RCOT standards.

Management and administration:
*To support the senior Occupational Therapist in service reviews, development of policy and project work ensuring that it is in-line with the core values of the school and organisation.
*To be an effective member of the transdisciplinary team as well as the occupational therapy service. This entails maintaining close liaison, including working with speech and language therapists, educational psychologists and teaching staff to provide a holistic and informed approach towards therapy and the curriculum.
*To attend or ensure appropriate representation and contribute to relevant meetings.
*To be familiar and comply with the contents and impact of relevant legislation related to the health, education and social welfare of children/young people and their families.
*Supporting the school behaviour policy and contributing knowledge and skills on children's social development.
*To manage the development of a clinical area of practice within the OT service i.e. organising development meetings, journal clubs, student supervision, evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, research and other areas as appropriate to the OT service and school in collaboration with the whole school team.
*To contribute to the development of school policies related to area of expertise.
*Support Senior Occupational Therapists to ensure effective management of resources.

If you interested in this great opportunity, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327

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