Our client has a fantastic Occupational Therapist Bands 5/6 vacancy based in Cheshire. This school is an independent Day and Residential Special School for young people aged 4-19 years with autism whom may have additional learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge.
Occupational Therapist Bands 5/6
Salary: £24,907 - £33,176
Hours Full Time
Client Group: Special School
* To provide occupational therapy support to children and young people aged 4-19 with complex autism, learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge, within a day and residential special school setting.
* Work as part of a trans-disciplinary team ensuring each pupil's needs are understood, accurately planned for and closely monitored.
* Advise members of the teaching team in relation to pupils' development to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people.
* Provide both direct and indirect therapy for individuals and groups of pupils.
* Provide advice and support to Abbey School social care staff for residential pupils.
* Contribute to the planning and implementation of appropriate teaching and learning activities to achieve challenging learning objectives in all areas of the curriculum for all pupils on your caseload. This may include contributing to the planning of individual, paired, group, whole class teaching or community-based learning.
* Assessing, planning and implementing appropriate occupational therapy interventions for pupils, individually or in small groups, with a wide range of fine, gross motor and sensory needs. Focused on supporting pupil's independence and daily living skills.
* Work in close liaison with teaching teams to ensure that occupational therapy support is embedded within each pupil's personalised curriculum.
* Assess and evaluate intervention outcomes regularly and report findings as required and in line with school policies.
* Work in close liaison with behaviour analysts and class teachers to ensure that occupational therapy needs are considered and promoted throughout the curriculum.
(Above is just an outline of duties, full JD can be obtained.)
Qualifications and Training:
* Recognised Occupational Therapy
* Health and Care Professionals Council
(HCPC) license to practice
* Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (ROCT)
Skills & Knowledge:
* Effective communication and interpersonal skills
* Ability to communicate a vision and inspire others
* Ability to build effective working relationships
* Demonstrable experience of understanding and a personal commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
* Proven ability to translate evidence informed practices into practical programmes of support for fine motor, gross motor and sensory needs
In Return :
* Competitive salary
* Suite of staff benefits including pension scheme
* Technology appropriate for your job
* Comprehensive staff training programme
* Access to We Care which is a 24/7 online GP, mental health support service, get fit programme and much more.
* Access to MediCash program for wellbeing benefits
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a full JD and Full information