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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

JOB OVERVIEW

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.

PROFESSIONAL/ORGANISATIONAL

– 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.

BENEFITS

– 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. 

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