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Occupational Therapist

Thornbury, Herefordshire
23 Sep 2022
*Role: * Occupational Therapist

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*Location: * Pilning, South Gloucestershire, BS35 4JN
Salary: £23,402.97 - £28,252.87 dependant on experience (£27,602.00 - £33,322.00 FTE)
*Hours: * 40 hours per week - Term time only
An incredible school that offers SEN education to 7-19-year-olds with complex communication and associated difficulties are seeking an Occupational Therapist.
Putting students' needs first, because they know that once they understand the young people's personal needs and individual learning styles, they can provide the right level of support to enable them to learn more effectively and achieve their full potential. Working with students to prepare them for adulthood, whether that be further education, training, or employment.
*Key Duties *
- Providing an Occupational Therapy Service, which is run in an efficient manner so that students' needs are met effectively.
- Assessing the occupational, functional, and sensory limitations of children within their academic and wider settings.
- To write in-depth reports demonstrating clinical reasoning skills that are based on the analysis of findings from the assessments carried out within a specified time frame.
-To work collaboratively with the child, their support network, and other agencies, to effectively communicate the needs of the child and how these needs can be best met.
- To deliver individualised interventions as outlined within the child's EHCP and identified through Occupational Therapy assessment.
- To advise and source, where appropriate, specialist equipment believed to help address the occupational needs of the child or young person.
- To liaise effectively with senior managers, SENCO and all teaching staff such that best practice is evidenced throughout the whole curriculum.
- To maintain regular records of intervention using agreed protocols and in line with the code of professional conduct.
- To attend appropriate multidisciplinary student reviews and team meetings, promoting our culture of joint working with other disciplines and outside agencies.
*Qualifications: *
- A recognised degree in Occupational Therapy
- Current registration of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Experience and qualifications in Sensory Integration Theory to at least level 3 as recognised by the Sensory Integration Network.
- Driving Licence and Vehicle Business Insurance. Working with children in their home may be required.
*Knowledge and Experience *
- Previous experience in an Occupational Therapist role, preferably with children and young adults.
- Have at least two years post-graduate experience working as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist.
- Have experience working with children and young people with a range of neurodevelopmental needs.
- Have experience or knowledge of delivering provision through the EHCP process.
- Have a clear understanding of relevant protection procedures and health and safety procedures including safeguarding and manual handling procedures.
- Have knowledge of legislation relevant to Occupational Therapy, education, and social care
- Have knowledge of the National Curriculum and school settings is desirable
*Benefits: *
* Life assurance and pension
* Perkbox - access to shopping discounts
* Car lease scheme
* Bike to work scheme
* Free membership to our Health cash back plan - Claim back money on services such as dental, optical, physio and many more.
* Free parking
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: £27,602.00-£32,322.00 per year
* Monday to Friday
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  • Job Reference: 719591448-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Positive Futures Recruitment
  • Location: Thornbury, Herefordshire
  • Salary: On Application