Occupational Therapist

Abacus Resourcing
11 Jan 2018
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
My client is a day and residential Special School with approximately seventy learners. It has 20 teaching staff, 60+Teaching assistants and a variety of Therapists (Speech and Language, Music, Art & Occupational) Title: Occupational Therapist Job Purpose: The post holder will work as part of a team of therapists and assistants providing an occupational therapy service to learners at the school. Accountable to: Head of Therapies Main Duties and Responsibilities Clinical ? To manage and prioritise a complex and highly specialist caseload as part of the multi-disciplinary team with due reference to professional and ethical guidelines laid down by the professional body. ? To provide intervention according to the changing needs of individual learners, differentiating the work according to the learner’s needs with flexibility and innovation. This could be delivered through individual or group sessions. ? To provide, supervise and monitor Occupational Therapy programmes delivered by assistants and other members of school staff. ? To monitor and review the progress of learners within a package of care against the targets set and agreed and to monitor targets as appropriate. ? To formally assess learners on admission, provide reports for annual reviews and interim reviews when required and to participate in the review meetings. ? To consult with other professionals and make onward referrals as appropriate. ? To contribute to clinical discussion and management of individual learners within therapy and teaching teams and the 24 hour curriculum. ? To effectively communicate complex condition related information from assessment to parents, carers and relevant professionals ? To contribute to and develop innovations in areas of risk management, quality standards setting and clinical effectiveness in conjunction with line manager and peers. ? To continually evaluate and improve clinical effectiveness through a process of peer review, outcome measure and reflective practice, establishing evidence within the case notes to support clinical decision-making. ? To maintain up to date and accurate case notes in line with the COT professional standards and OT team policy. Policy / service development ? To contribute to the development of therapy team objectives or projects in liaison with peers. ? To assume delegated tasks as requested by the line manager, including participating in working groups, policy development groups etc. ? To implement team objectives and projects as part of the Therapy team. ? To demonstrate an awareness of and adherence to therapy department policies and guidelines. Teaching / training ? To provide training to other staff and parents Research / audit ? To initiate and participate in departmental research and clinical governance / audit projects ? To collect and provide research data as required Personal Development ? To maintain up to date HCPC registration and maintain own professional portfolio ? To demonstrate knowledge of, and adhere to OT Professional and Clinical Guidelines ? To be accountable for own professional action and recognise own professional boundaries, seeking advice as appropriate ? To attend regular in service training such as Child Protection and other procedures in current use within the school ? To participate in annual individual performance review process where the job profile will be reviewed, objectives agreed, performance monitored and personal development needs discussed General ? To undertake any other duties that may be required which are consistent with the grade and responsibility of the post If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact Emma Newman at Abacus Education