Occupational Therapist - Neuro Disabilities

Neuro Disabilities
Band 6
Surrey, South East Coast
£40701 - £48054 per annum

Occupational Therapist - Neuro Disabilities

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Our client has a fantastic Occupational Therapist Band 6 - Permanent vacancy in Surrey in their school and residential services.

Our client Trust is the UK's leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisabilities. The charity provides rehabilitation, medical care, special education, community services and expert information.

Occupational Therapist Band 6 - Permanent
Location: Surrey
Salary: £40,701 - £48,054 per annum, (dependent upon experience and inclusive of London weighting)
Hours: 37.5 per week
Client Group: School and residential services to neurodisabilities and neurodevelopmental

As a non-maintained special school, they pride themselves on seeing each individual as a 'whole' and delivering integrated, holistic education, therapy, and care for pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties. They provide day and residential education for pupils aged 2-19 years old. For children with disabilities aged 0 -5 years we also offer 'Taddies', a weekly run parent and child group that offers support and planned opportunities to learn through sensory play and fun!

Job Role:

* Provide high quality, evidence based occupational therapy provision for children and young people attending the trust, in partnership with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and education services.
* Undertake specialist occupational therapy assessments of children with complex needs e.g. multiple co-morbidities, neurodisabilities and chronic conditions, through standardised and non-standardised assessments and clinical observations.
* Devise suitable, individualised, 24hr occupational therapy programmes/strategies that fit within the child's daily routine, whether to be carried out by parents or members of the Multidisciplinary.
* Develop therapy goals, in collaboration with the child and family/carers, as well as the multidisciplinary and education teams, other health professionals and agencies, to facilitate the participation of the child in their life skills.
* Support assessment and management guidelines for young people with assistive technology needs.
* Support assessment and intervention in the clinical area of assistive technology for school, teaching and integrating skills with members of the multidisciplinary and educational teams.
* Set outcomes as part of the child or young person's annual review and Education, Health and Care Plans.
* Support the Multidisciplinary and education teams with measuring short term targets, through using the IMpacts curriculum, therapy outcome measurement tools e.g. Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS).
* Teach, integrate, and monitor occupational therapy interventions in the child's environment, whether it is carried out by parents, school staff, therapy staff, nursing and care staff or volunteers.
* Assess, and organise the provision of necessary occupational therapy equipment.
* Support specialist interventions including upper limb splinting and casting with support from the Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist.
* Liaise with all appropriate medical staff, whether employed by The client, visiting consultants or at off-site clinics, and attend clinics with the child as required.
* Support the delivery of a tiered model approach to occupational therapy at The trust, providing regular integrated time to classes and houses.
* Work closely with all members of the Multidisciplinary Team, as well as the child and family, to provide a fully integrated approach to the overall management of the child. This will include any home/school visits, professional child related meetings and/ or appointments, as required
* Provide clinical cover across the service during episodes of staff shortage/heavy workload, to ensure effective service delivery.
* Work flexibly in terms of hours, including the ability to work an early evening (weekly) and one weekend day, per calendar month.
* Undertake other or additional duties that are within your skills and abilities, as the organisation may reasonably require from time to time.
* Communicate effectively with children/young people (applying the principles of consistent communication).
* Maintain clear and concise documents and records, in accordance with The Trust Policy.
* Ensure documents are managed confidentially at all times.
* Attend regular meetings with the Multidisciplinary Team, to discuss individual children/young people and service in general, as required e.g. reviews, case conferences, parents' evenings, clinics

To Qualify:

* RCOT recognised degree or postgraduate diploma in Occupational Therapy.
* HCPC registration.
* Member of Royal College of Occupational Therapy.
* Member of specialist interest group or forum.
* Continuous Professional Development in line with regulatory body standards.
* Minimum of two years clinical experience post qualification.
* Experience of working with children/young people with neurodisabilities and or mainstream and or specialist schools/ and or pediatrics.
* Experience of working as part of a multi-professional team.
* Experience of 24 postural care approach.
* Experience of working with families.
* Experience of SEND legislation.
* Experience of specialist equipment.
* Recent relevant training with respect to assistive technology.

In Return client offers:

* Fantastic opportunity to progress
* Excellent salary package
* Superb team to work with

Please contact parul.patel@justot.co.uk for a full package & information

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