Occupational Therapist - Part-time

Westminster, London
PFL 89567_1606170188
Date Posted:23 Nov 2020
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£25 - £45 per hour
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Occupational Therapist - Part-time

Westminster, London
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Occupational Therapist
Part Time 15 hours per week - two full days - flexible on days worked
Term Time Only contract
Based at a Primary SEND School in North West London

SANZA Teaching Agency are currently supporting a Primary specialist provision for Autism, they follow the national curriculum and are an Ofsted Good Provision with outstanding features. They are a small school which aims to provide a family atmosphere where pupils and families feel supported; they have a holistic approach to the child's learning journey.

This School is home to one of the most successful Primary provisions in the North West London area. The children all have an Education, Health and Care Plan, the ideal candidate will have experience of working with young people with complex needs. You will be working directly with an allocated caseload of young people, ensuring that specificity relating to their occupational therapy provision is delivered. Working closely with the team here at college and with parents/carers and external professionals to ensure that this provision is consistent across a variety of settings (respite, home/residential, college.)

To be considered for this role applicants need to demonstrate they hold the following;

*Degree, post graduate or Professional Qualification in Occupational Therapy
*Experience of working in a school or FE environment preferable but not essential
*Full HCPC registration
*Ideally 12 months post graduate experience within a local authority or NHS Trust
Key duties:
*To liaise closely with key colleagues, the multi-disciplinary clinical team and managers to provide an intensive treatment service for children enrolled within the Group of Schools.
*To identify all children and young people who have Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention identified as a need on their EHCP and to ensure that this is delivered effectively and in a timely way
*To carry out observations across the setting in order to identify those children and young people who will benefit from Occupational Therapy input who do not have this identified as a need on their EHCP
*To engage the children and young people within the school in innovative, helpful, therapeutic and meaningful activity that will support them in engaging in learning and reaching their full potential
*To assess and manage the complex sensory and occupational functioning needs of the children and young people in order to support them in feeling safe and in engaging in group learning
*To provide a bespoke menu of sensory activities that can be used with individual young people to help to reduce their anxiety, including use of the sensory rooms
*To share successful strategies with all staff working with the young person through devising individualised sensory passports
*To develop innovative interventions/strategies for children and young people referred to the OT services and presenting with difficulties in some or all of the following areas: activities of daily living, fine and gross motor skills; attention, concentration; social skills; violent behaviour, occupational roles and occupational performance; identity in order to maximise their ability to function independently
*To work with parents / carers, education, health, social care and other multi-disciplinary colleagues as appropriate to assess, design and develop evidence- based intervention and management plans to be implemented within the multi-disciplinary school based teams and within the child's family.
*To encourage self-awareness, exploration and reflection on feelings and relationships
*To contribute to the multidisciplinary risk assessment and management plan for individual young people and be part-of the team.

Please refer to the job description when submitting your application.

Please contact Paige Ferro @ SANZA Teaching Agency for further information on paige.ferro@sanzateaching.com

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