Maternity Cover - Full time Occupational Therapist
Start Date: April 13th 2021
Contract: Fixed 1 Year Contract
Salary: NHS Band 6/7
A vacancy exists for a full time Maternity Cover Occupational Therapist.
Purpose of the position
To manage a caseload of pupils with a range of needs. Offering an effective specialised standard of Occupational Therapy (OT) assessment, intervention and advice using clinical reasoning and evidence based/child centred principles.
To be responsible for promoting the Occupational Therapy role within the multidisciplinary team, providing specialist advice to other professionals to ensure delivery of an effective service to pupils across the health and social care community.
To be responsible for Occupational Therapy delivery at the Sixth Form where you will be based once a week, and to supervise the new Occupational Therapist who will also do a day a week to support the increasing caseload.
Responsibilities will include:
To formally assess appropriate pupils on admission and to provide reports for Annual Reviews.
To attend Annual/EHCP Reviews and contribute to Individual Curriculum Maps.
Interpretation, provision and implementation of Occupational Therapy requirements identified in Education and Health Care Plans.
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 be familiar with a range formal, standardised assessments and interpretation of findings to inform input.
To present assessment findings in formal occupational therapy reports for wider distribution.
To work as part of a multidisciplinary team comprising three speech and language therapists, three counsellors, specialist teachers, learning support assistants and a SENCo who are distributed between the two sites.
To plan and carry out individual, paired and group interventions to facilitate enhanced occupational performance in the pupil’s functional skills, to promote performance, confidence and happiness.
To communicate with staff regularly through recommending appropriate accommodations or interventions designed to enhance the pupil’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 your 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 maintain and develop the Occupational Therapy service.
Occupational Therapy degree,
Enhanced DBS checks
It would be an 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 independently managing a caseload and diary
Highly desirable to be experienced in Ayres Sensory Integration with training in modules 1-3.
Experience of working with pupils diagnosis:
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Social communication and language difficulties
Attention Hyperactivity Disorder
Attention deficit disorder
Trauma and attachment difficulties
Emotional regulation difficulties
As part of your role you will receive access to regular training, supervision, opportunity to work within an MDT and be part of an exciting and dynamic team.
Please send your CV with a full accompanying covering letter and the contact details of two referees (including current or most recent employer) by email as soon as possible and no later than 16hrs on the advert end date to Emily Leonard, Deputy Headteacher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information: www.moatschool.org.uk and moatsixthform.org.uk
The Moat School
Hammersmith and Fulham
- Special needs with independent funding
- Students of mixed gender, age 9 - 18 years
About The Moat
The Moat School was established in 1998 as a pioneering school to allow children with Dyslexia the opportunity to access an academic education. Focussing on pupil personal development The Moat is at the forefront of bespoke education f...