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Band 5/6 Paediatric Occupational Therapist

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  • Speciality: paediatric service
  • Grade: Band 5/6
  • Salary: £26000 - £33500 per annum + Competitive Salary
  • Location: West Sussex, South East Coast
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Reference No: J94161a...

Our client in West Sussex is looking for a Paediatric OT to join their team

Band 5/6 OT
Salary £26,000-£33,500 pro rata DOE
Part time, hours likely to increase
Start ASAP

Our client is seeking an Occupational Therapist with post-graduate training in Sensory Integration to join their growing team.
The position is based at their new studio in West Sussex which comprises staff office and kitchen, 2 specialist sensory integration rooms (and a 3rd in development), family/meeting room and messy play kitchen.
Our client provides therapy for clients aged 0-16. A high proportion of their families have a child with a sensory processing difficulties, ASD, ADHD, PDA, Genetic Disorders, Down Syndrome, Dyspraxia/DCD, Cerebral Palsy or Early Developmental Trauma. Children do not require a diagnosis to receive support from their team, support is based on need.
Staff will be expected to see children with a range of needs though will also be supported to pursue areas of interest and develop personal and team projects.
Our client strives to provide evidence-based practice to ensure they always achieve the best possible care for the families they support.
A therapist joining their team will be self-motived, have a problem solving approach to working and be able to work well as part of a team. They will value each unique family unit and understand that a key part of a therapist's role is to maximise on a family's strengths and wealth of knowledge to facilitate them to support their child.
Benefits of the role:
*A supportive, forward-thinking OT and admin team;
*A family feel, nurturing ethos,
*Office/therapy space set in a comfortable scenic location,
*An established, multi-professional network of associates who you can link in with for multi-disciplinary working;
*High-quality resources to carry out your role;
*Flexible working during admin time to promote a good work/life balance
*Regular supervision;
*Training courses;
*Company Pension Scheme;
*Company laptop.
*On-site parking
Essential Criteria:
*Qualified Occupational Therapist;
*Current Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC);
*Have completed or are due to complete a post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration (SIE Modules 1-3) or ASIWise Modules 1-4 (ICEASI Level 2) or equivalent.
*Have at least 2 years prior experience working as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist
*Experience in preparing bespoke therapy programmes (e.g. skills-based programmes or sensory diets);
*Comprehensive knowledge of common childhood developmental disorders;
*Driver (there are no public transport links to the office and community visits will be an essential part of the role)
*Valid DBS
Desirable Criteria:
*Experience working with children who have experienced with developmental trauma and any post graduate training to become a trauma informed therapist.
*Experience providing staff training or parent workshops;
*Experience working with children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and genetic disorders.
The role is initially advertised as part time and would suit someone who would like part-time hours with potential scope to increase their hour's over a period of time.
Hours of work are not currently set but would fall between the hours of 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and between 8.30am and 4.30pm on a Saturday (Saturday working is desirable, not essential).

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

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