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  • Speciality: Mental health services
  • Grade: Band 6
  • Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum
  • Location: London, London
  • Start Date: 21st Sep '20
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Reference No: J90403

JustOT are looking for a Childrens OT for their client based in London.

Our client in London are looking for a Band 6 Occupational Therapist to join their team

Band 6 OT
Salary £34,000-£38,000
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Our client in London is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join their team .
Our client recognises that the role of the OT within the schools is an integral part of the provision for the young people. Due to the difficulties and highly complex needs with which the students present both OT and SaLT work alongside classroom staff to co-facilitate independence and communication and to speed recovery and achieve outcomes for the students that are meaningful to them. You will advise on moderating the classroom environment in order to support young people in reaching their full potential and on developing and implementing Positive Handling Plans as necessary and in accordance with MAPA.
Emphasis will be given to co-producing care plans and sensory/communication passports. You will work in partnership with teachers, TAs, the young person and their parents/carers. You will also be expected to lead and organise training for staff and parents, promoting their role and its importance in a person's road to reintegration into school and their community/family home. You will also work closely with the Speech and Language Therapists and the teacher to provide group work and individual sessions either in the classroom or in a designated therapy space.

Key duties:

*To liaise closely with key colleagues, the multi-disciplinary clinical team and managers to provide an intensive treatment service for children enrolled within the Group of Schools.
*To identify all children and young people who have Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention identified as a need on their EHCP and to ensure that this is delivered effectively and in a timely way
*To carry out observations across the setting in order to identify those children and young people who will benefit from Occupational Therapy input who do not have this identified as a need on their EHCP
*To engage the children and young people within the school in innovative, helpful, therapeutic and meaningful activity that will support them in engaging in learning and reaching their full potential
*To undertake highly specialised Occupational Therapy assessment by identifying appropriate assessment tools that will support us to identify and understand the needs of the children and young people within the comapny
*To assess and manage the complex sensory and occupational functioning needs of the children and young people in order to support them in feeling safe and in engaging in group learning
*To provide a bespoke menu of sensory activities that can be used with individual young people to help to reduce their anxiety, including use of the sensory rooms
*To share successful strategies with all staff working with the young person through devising individualised sensory passports
*To develop innovative interventions/strategies for children and young people referred to the OT services and presenting with difficulties in some or all of the following areas: activities of daily living, fine and gross motor skills; attention, concentration; social skills; violent behaviour, occupational roles and occupational performance; identity in order to maximise their ability to function independently
*To work with parents / carers, education, health, social care and other multi-disciplinary colleagues as appropriate to assess, design and develop evidence- based intervention and management plans to be implemented within the multi-disciplinary school based teams and within the child's family.
*To encourage self-awareness, exploration and reflection on feelings and relationships
*To contribute to the multidisciplinary risk assessment and management plan for individual young people and
for specific activities / trips / visits
*To work closely with the MAPA leads within the setting to ensure that all children and young people have a Positive Handling Plan that is appropriate to their needs and to ensure that any physical interventions are carried out in accordance with this plan
*To review / oversee physical interventions and to use CCTV to support the team with their reflecting / learning
*To provide clear, concise written and verbal feedback suitable for a variety of audiences including the child, their parent/carer and a range of professionals
*To attend Group Process meetings with pupils and the multidisciplinary team, as required.
*To maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of clients/carers when imparting complex /distressing information regarding the nature of the client's difficulties and the impact on individuals and their families.
*To monitor and evaluate pupil progress during the course of interventions and to use appropriate outcome measures
*To maintain clear written records of all interventions ensuring compliance with GDPR
*To ensure that the confidentiality of children / young people and their families is always maintained

If you are interetsed in this role, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327

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