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Part Time Occupational Therapist

The Moat SchoolHammersmith and Fulham

Part time (1 day a week) Occupational Therapy position 

Start Date - As soon as possible

Salary: Band 5 in accordance with experience, pro rated for 1 day a week


A vacancy exists for a Occupational Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team for 1 day a week.


Purpose of the position 


To see 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. 


Responsibilities will include:


To formally assess appropriate pupils on admission and to provide reports for Annual Reviews with support from Senior Therapists

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 with support from Senior Therapists. 

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.


Personal Specification


Qualifications/Requirements:


Occupational Therapy degree, 

HCPC registration

Enhanced DBS checks


Experience:


It would be an advantage but not required  if applicants has:


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

Experience or knowledge of Ayres Sensory Integration with training in module 1

Experience of working with pupils diagnosis:

Dyslexia

Dyspraxia

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Social communication and language difficulties

Attention Hyperactivity Disorder

Attention deficit disorder

Anxiety

Trauma and attachment difficulties

Emotional regulation difficulties


As part of your role you will receive access to regular training, ongoing 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 Monday 7th December 17:00hrs  to Emily Leonard, Deputy Headteacher at leonarde@moatschool.org.uk.



For more information: www.moatschool.org.uk and moatsixthform.org.uk


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