The Moat School is a unique, independent secondary day school in London for children with dyslexia and associated SpLDs.
We are seeking to employ a new Occupational Therapist from 5th January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. If you have initiative, enthusiasm for learning, good educational qualifications and some experience in working with young people, we would like to meet you.
The Moat School operates its own salary scale, starting from £26k. The School provides all staff with the exclusive use of a wireless enabled laptop computer.
The Moat School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced CRB disclosure.
Responsibilities will include:
- To formally assess children on admission and to provide reports for Annual Reviews
- To attend Annual Reviews and contribute to Individual Curriculum Maps
- To identify how physical, psychological or learning difficulties affect the child’s functional skills, and to help remediate these effects or develop compensatory approaches
- To keep accurate and detailed records of therapy and assessments
- To liaise with class teachers and learning support assistants regularly
- To carry out a range of formal, standardised assessments on a regular basis for target setting and progress monitoring purposes, and sharing these findings internally and with parents
- To present my assessment findings in formal occupational therapy reports for wider distribution
- To work as part of a multidisciplinary team comprising two speech and language therapists, two counsellors, specialist teachers and a SENCo
- To plan and carry out individual, paired and group interventions to facilitate enhanced occupational performance in the child’s functional skills, to promote performance, confidence and happiness
- To communicate with staff regularly through recommending appropriate accommodations or interventions designed to enhance the child’s potential for learning
- To attend staff meetings, parents’ evenings and other events as requested by the Head teacher
- To attend in school in-service training and maintain own professional portfolio
- To provide relevant in-service training to school staff and parents, via presentations, talks and career evenings on topics related to the role of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy
- To reflect on and evaluate training provided
- To maintain and develop the Occupational Therapy service
- To maintain and review the Occupational Therapy policy
- To undertake any duties as required
- To undertake duties as requested by the Head teacher
- Relevant qualifications, HPC registration and enhanced DBS checks required
- HPC Registration
- Must be trained and experienced in SI (Minimum module 1)
It would be advantage if applicants have:
- Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of working with a paediatric caseload in a school setting
- Experience of working with sensory integration difficulties