JustOT are looking for a Band 6 Paediatric Occupational Therapist to work with their client based in London
Band 6 Occupational Therapist
Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday 8.30 to 4.00pm + Mandatory Training until 5.00 pm one day per
week. Term Time only with paid holidays. Permanent
Salary range: £ 32K - £ 35K depending on experience,
Professional Development: As a member of the staff team, involved in regular staff training, external CPD to be considered, paid monthly clinical supervision
Our client's school is a unique school, judged by Ofsted as an Outstanding Provider. They have recently expanded across two sites, with a primary and secondary offering and a team of highly skilled, dedicated and experienced staff.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 Paediatric Occupational Therapist to join a dynamic and creative team. The post is in a special school for young people with autism, that teaching is guided by the science of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) including Skinners Analysis of Verbal Behaviour. Their school supports the learning of 42 pupils in a primary and secondary site. Each pupil receives an individually devised programme based on a pupil centred, multi professional approach to learning, aimed at increasing communication and independence and delivered 1;1 by trained staff. All pupils are part of a class group of maximum 6 pupils and 6 ABA tutors with a teacher/ABA supervisor as a lead. They receive 1:1 individualised support as well as regular opportunities for group teaching, social play and generalisation throughout the day.
An integral part of their team with Behaviour Consultants, Senior ABA supervisor, ABA supervisors, teachers and tutors is their Allied Health Professionals such as Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists. And Music Therapist They are looking for an Occupational Therapist to provide occupation focused assessment and intervention within the three levels of support - Universal, Targeted and Specialist of School-based Occupational Therapy, to work effectively in the multidisciplinary team in collaboration with the Behaviour Analysts, Senior ABA supervisor, ABA supervisors, ABA tutors, teachers and therapy team.
To provide a high standard of occupational therapy provision to Children, Young People and Families within the integrated school system and approach including collaborative work with all professionals around the CYPF
To work as an autonomous practitioner and participate in reflective practice, maintaining and furthering own professional development
To participate in professional and clinical supervision and continues professional development
To assist the school in planning, coordinating, delivering and evaluating the service provided to CYPF
Key Accountabilities & Dimensions:
Main Clinical Duties and Responsibilities
To manage a caseload of Children and Young People with autism and a wide range of needs, providing high quality of Occupation focused assessment and intervention.
To work closely within the multidisciplinary team and develop occupation focused targets for their IEP agreed with the Children, Young People and Families and the rest of professionals and ensure that CYPF and supporting staff have the necessary support to meet those targets.
To set and maintain high standards of evidence based clinical practice which includes outcome measures to monitor progress of our pupils.
To be able to assess the pupil's performance with the use of standardised and non-standardised tools and analyse those findings, demonstrating in-depth knowledge and understanding of occupation focused intervention
To devise treatment plans, implement intervention, identify appropriate strategies, activities or equipment that will support/increase/ pupils' participation in daily school, self-care or leisure tasks.
To form and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with parents, including them in the therapeutic process.
To work within the standards and guidelines of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) and the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC)
To keep up to date and accurate clinical records within the codes of practise and professional guidelines for Occupational Therapy.
Monitor and evaluate the progress of the pupils through data collection and outcome measures.
To review and contribute with the rest of the multidisciplinary team to the Annual Review process within the area of clinical practice. To contribute to Pupil progress Annual Reviews, IEPs and Annual targets where appropriate and attend relevant meetings
To assess, recommend and where appropriate provide a range of specialist equipment and/or aids for the pupil in their school and/or other environments to facilitate pupils' participation.
Planning and Organisation
Responsible for managing own time and arranging appointments and therapy support as required
Responsible for ensuring effective communication
Responsible for the health and safety of self and others using proactive and reactive strategies. This may include using positive handling techniques.
To share responsibility for ordering, issuing, retrieving and maintaining AHP departmental equipment.
May take responsibility for leading a specific project within the area of Occupational Therapy.
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327