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  • Speciality: Band 6 OT Paediatrics
  • Grade: Band 6
  • Salary: Up to £35000 per annum + Competitive Salary
  • Location: London, London
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Duration: Ongoing
  • Reference No: J99096

JustOT are looking for a permanent OT for a school based in London

Band 6 OT
Start ASAP

Our client in London is looking for a Paediatric OT to join their team
Job Purpose/ Summary of Role:
To provide a high quality specialist Occupational Therapy service to a caseload of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and additional needs at our client's School, College and/or our client's resource bases attached to mainstream schools.
Main Duties and Responsibilities


1.1To manage a caseload of children and young people (CYP) with ASD and be responsible for their Occupational Therapy assessment and treatment under the supervision of the Lead Occupational Therapist. This includes:
-Providing appropriate Occupational Therapy assessment and analysing clinical and social information from a range of sources to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
-Providing a range of direct and indirect Occupational Therapy interventions in a range of settings as appropriate to the needs of the CYP.
-Working alongside teaching staff to ensure the delivery of individualised Occupational Therapy programmes that meet CYP's sensory needs and facilitate their development of gross and fine motor, visual perceptual/visual motor, play and daily living skills.
-Collaborating with teachers, along with other professionals, on Personal Learning Plan (PLP) goal setting and emotional regulation support plans.
-Supporting access to and differentiation of school activities of CYP on caseload including:
oAssessment for and provision of specialist equipment/aids to daily living.
oAssessment for and provision of sensory diet equipment and programmes.
oAssessment for and provision of equipment, resources and programmes to support the development of motor and visual perceptual skills.
oAssessment for and provision of specialist seating.
oAssessment and recommendations for assistive technology to support recording of work and/or access to IT.
oSite assessment and recommendations regarding adaptation of school environment.
-Adapting practice to meet individual needs.
-Referring on to other services as appropriate and acting as professional lead where required.
-Completing home visits and working closely with families, providing advice on:
oTransferring Occupational Therapy programmes, sensory and ASD strategies from school into the home setting.
oProviding advice, adaptations and resources to support children's access to activities at home and in the community.
oProviding training to parents.
-Writing baseline and annual review reports reflecting knowledge of OT approaches for individuals with ASD.
1.2To work closely with CYP, carers and families, involving them in decision-making regarding intervention approaches, sharing assessment and condition related information clearly and effectively, particularly where barriers to understanding exist.
1.3To demonstrate empathy with and maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of children, young people and their families when imparting complex or distressing information regarding their condition and the impact of this.
1.4To employ excellent communication skills to encourage clients and carers to undertake treatment programmes.
1.5To recognise potential conflict and when it occurs and seek advice and support to resolve.
1.4 To provide specialist advice and programmes regarding the care and management of CYP with ASD.
1.5To use advanced clinical reasoning to review own caseload in liaison with Lead Occupational Therapist, ensuring that intervention is meeting the needs of children and their families and carers
1.6To demonstrate clinical effectiveness and maintain own clinical skills in line with evidence based practice.
1.7To assist in the planning and initiation of new/different areas and methods of working.
1.8To attend educational and multidisciplinary assessments and reviews where appropriate.
1.9To maintain up to date and accurate case notes in line with COT professional standards and record intervention using verbal/non verbal and alternative methods of communication where required.
1.10To provide written advice for statutory assessment of special educational needs as requested and/or to contribute to child's Education, Health and Care plan by providing a report, setting outcomes and making recommendations regarding Occupational Therapy provision.

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

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