Childrens Occupational Therapist
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Children’s Occupational Therapist
Hours Negotiable (Minimum 22.5 hours a week term time only) up to full time
Salary Starting from £30,800 – FTE ( 37.5 hours)
Suitable for Newly qualified Occupational Therapist and OTs seeking paediatric role
As an entry level Children’s Occupational Therapist you will be working with direct and indirect support from a Senior Occupational Therapist. You will be responsible for managing your own caseload and diary. Day to day responsibilities of the role includes:
– Providing assessment and intervention to children within schools with a range of handwriting, coordination, fine and gross motor, concentration and sensory difficulties.
– Identifying and facilitating group sessions for children within school.
– Liaison with SENCOs, Teachers and Parents in relation to support provided.
– To advocate for the role of OTs within schools and provide training and education to teaching staff in order to support pupils progress.
– Keeping and managing up to date clinical records for all clients seen in line with professional standards – ensuring written consent is gained prior to OT involvement.
– Delegating suitable tasks to an Occupational Therapy Assistant.
ADDITIONAL CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE
– Undertaking Occupational Therapy assessments within clinic, home or schools for children with a wide range of needs.
– Completing professional Occupational Therapy reports following assessment with comprehensive evaluation and analysis of need and providing outcome objectives and recommendations for the child and family.
– Create and deliver individual intervention programmes based on assessment provided including smart goals and review process.
– Facilitating Occupational Therapy groups over school holidays. – Undertake any other duties that might be considered appropriate within your role to reflect being part of the team.
CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
– To actively engage in clinical supervision on a regular basis with your clinical supervisor. Informal supervision can also be sought.
– To seek out training/education opportunities that directly support progression within your role and relating to appraisal goals.
– To show dedication to seeking out CPD opportunities and keeping up to date with your personal CPD record.
– To actively engage in researching up-to-date evidence to be used as clinical foundation for intervention planning and delivery.
– To engage in reflective practice in order to evaluate progression.
– To engage in the appraisal process and be responsible for identifying and fulfilling goals set within this.
– HCPC registration and RCOT membership essential. To practice within the guidelines set out by organisational and professional bodies.
– To communicate effectively with clients, families and other professionals through a range of methods (report writing , verbal, email, telephone etc).
– Demonstrate effective time management and organisational skills during management of own workload and to be flexible in working patterns to support the needs of clients and the overall business.
– Responsible for complying with all mandatory training requirements.
– Contribution to service developments.
– Excellent clinical supervision structure
– Annual Appraisals
– Numerous company benefits including free onsite parking
– Flexible working considerations
– Healthcare Plan (Simply Health) following probation period
– An ambitious and supportive team with a wide variety of expertise.
– Full team in-service training days and personal training opportunities.
– Allocated CPD time upon request.
– 30 days ( FTE) PAID Annual Leave to support a Christmas shutdown.
– Free refreshments onsite.