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  • Speciality: paediatric service
  • Grade: Band 6/7
  • Salary: £28676 - £35849 per annum + Competitive Salary
  • Location: Surrey, South East Coast
  • Start Date: 30th Nov '20
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Reference No: J92356

Our client in Surrey is looking for a Band 6/7 OT to join their team

Band 6/7 Paediatrics
Salary £29,676-£35,849 plus London allowance
Term time only , paid for 47 weeks per year
Start ASAP

Our client in Surrey is looking for an OT to work within their school
Our client is an independent co-educational day provision for pupils/pupils between the ages of 4 and 19, providing primary, secondary and further education for pupils who have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Aspergers Syndrome and/or social and communication difficulties.
Job Purpose:
The purpose of this post is to provide a specialist service for the pupils attending the school
Key tasks will be:
The assessment, intervention and OT case management of children and young people with autism who present with diverse learning, developmental and physical needs
Involvement in the assessment process for new admissions
Providing or assisting in training on aspects of occupational therapy and multi-disciplinary related issues
Working collaboratively with all school staff as part of a multi-disciplinary team
Main Responsibilities:
To promote multi-disciplinary and interagency liaison and collaborative practice in line with the EHG Approach and Multi-disciplinary Framework
To work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to promote the EHG Approach and embed multi-disciplinary practices
To work in partnership with colleagues and other professionals to meet the social, emotional, education, health and mental health needs of the pupil.
To select and apply appropriate occupational therapy assessment measures for pupils to enable them to achieve optimum ability in areas of daily living & all aspects of social and learning experiences
To contribute to the development of specialised intervention protocols/packages related to occupational therapy as part of the wider OT team
To give information and advice to enable teachers, carers and other professionals working with the pupils to carry out therapy interventions and embed them into everyday activities
Assess, develop and implement programmes of OT intervention to meet the needs of the pupils in accessing the learning and social curriculums
To work with children and their families to identify occupational therapy goals and formulate intervention plans using evidence based practice and utilising a wide range of intervention skills
To monitor, evaluate and modify therapy programmes to ensure effectiveness of the intervention
Demonstrate the ability to carry out appropriate therapeutic assessments and interventions using manual dexterity, co-ordination and palpation suitable for assessment, therapeutic handling and manual treatment of pupils
To update and maintain professional skills, incorporating new trends and developments as appropriate and in line with Group frameworks and protocols
To be involved as appropriate in curriculum planning with staff and the senior management team
To contribute where appropriate to the development of policies within the school
Work closely with pupils, carers and multi-disciplinary team members to agree decision making relative to student based interventions
Demonstrate good negotiation skills and management of conflict
Develop appropriate strategies and prioritisation for caseload management under the direction of the OT supervisor
Maintain up to date and accurate case notes and records in line with professional guidelines and standards and in line with the EHG Multi-disciplinary Framework
Write reports as required, provide appropriate intervention and evaluate outcomes
Recognise own professional boundaries and seek advice and support when necessary
Implement national policies relevant to Autism in line with EHG Frameworks and protocols
Monitor stock levels and order new equipment as necessary (see MDT Framework for restrictions & guidance)
Care for and maintain equipment, ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained, including those loaned to pupils
To follow policies, procedures and guidelines of Eagle House School e.g. Health and Safety, Child Protection, Physical Intervention & Team Teach
Maintain confidentiality for all areas of school, its staff and its work. The nature of the work within the school entrusts people with confidential information about people with autism, their families/carers and staff.
People with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) can present difficult to manage challenging behaviour. This may on occasions necessitate having to physically intervene or remove pupils from potentially difficult or hazardous situations in line with their agreed behaviour management programmes
All staff working with pupils undertake Team Teach training and these are only techniques permitted to be used. All staff are expected to read and abide by school base policy on behaviour and physical intervention.
Our client also offers great staff benefits -
Health care plans to all staff,
They have an onsite wellbeing and health advisor (1 day a week)
They can offer the Cycle to work scheme, if you drive there is an option to park in a local car park which is subsidised by the school
CPD training

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

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