Occupational Therapist Assistant

Abacus Resourcing
11 Jan 2018
12 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 Assistant/ SEN Teaching Assistant Have you got experience working with students with SEN or interested in developing your skills to becoming an occupational therapist assistant in the future? If you have had SEN experience and interested in working with the field of OT this could the position for you. 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. Main Duties and Responsibilities Clinical ? 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 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 consult with other professionals and make onward referrals as appropriate. ? 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. Policy / service development ? To demonstrate an awareness of and adherence to therapy department policies and guidelines. Teaching / training ? To provide training to other staff and parents Personal Development ? ? 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 asap