Our school in Greater London is looking for an Occupational Therapist to join their team
Band 5/6/7 Paediatrics
Salary £25k-£42k DOE
Our client is looking for an OT to join their team
Our client is a unique all-through school providing a specialist, meaningful and functional learning environment for young people with special educational needs. This includes language, communication and social pragmatic difficulties. They have a specialism in autism spectrum challenges (ASC).
Young people are at the heart of our client where they foster a sense of belonging and community. The school offers a happy, safe, friendly, and stimulating environment in which young people are supported to learn, interact and have fun. They believe that all young people have the potential to achieve, but that every child is individual and requires a tailored, young person-centred approach to learning.
The school's approach is warm, friendly and nurturing. Emotional health and resilience, developing young people's independence and learning, is at the core of their vision.
As Occupational Therapist the post holder will:
Deliver a specialist Occupational Therapy (OT) service to the pupils, working closely within a team of colleagues of all disciplines.
OT assessment and intervention should be clinically effective, person centred and evidence based.
Monitor, evaluate and modify intervention in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of the interventions delivered.
Be qualified to deliver Sensory Integration to pupils with sensory needs
Support pupils with Occupational Therapy recommendations on their Educational Healthcare Plans and take referrals regarding pupils within the school
Adapt the service to meet any additional demands presented by the pupils e.g. challenging behaviour, autistic spectrum disorder and/or additional needs
Provide clinical assessment, reports, therapy programmes and advice and training within the school environment
Involve pupils and their carers throughout the intervention in order to support and enhance pupils and young people's ability to access their education
To safeguard and promote the welfare of the pupil's accessing Occupational Therapy and raise any concerns to the safeguarding officer
Be an autonomous practitioner who will carry continuing responsibility for a defined clinical caseload
Supervise work of assistants, trainees and others working with post holder, wherever applicable.
To provide specialist, individual, child focused assessments and interventions for pupils with OT recommendations on their Educational Healthcare Plans / EHC plans including reviewing assessments, contributing to PLP's and target setting
To plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate OT interventions through a universal, targeted and specialist approach.
To be familiar with the sensory integration approach and other relevant approaches and how to implement them according to various pupil's presentations.
To support and upskill staff across the school to deliver OT strategies and programmes within the classroom.
Work closely with the SLT, liaise with staff, parents and carers, external agencies and other schools to maximise support and ensure continuity of educational provision.
Develop partnerships with parents to ensure that their views are considered and acted upon appropriately.
To work as part of a Multidisciplinary Team, contributing to effective team functioning, service delivery and professional development.
Provide training for staff and parents.
To participate in the appraisal process and be responsible for the management and development of own Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
To have an extensive knowledge and understanding of specialist equipment used to support children with a variety of needs, and ensuring equipment assessments are kept up to date with new guidelines and legislation and the relevant training is put in place for staff.
To promote and safeguard the welfare of the pupils and young people in therapy at all times, and to maintain good standards of client care and personal professionalism to provide an effective therapeutic environment.
If you are interested in this great opportunity, please call Alison on 0207 045 3327