Occupational Therapist - Band 5/6
TeacherActive are currently looking to appoint a Occupational Therapist to work in a fantastic day and residential special school setting.
To provide occupational therapy support to children and young people aged 4-19 with complex autism, learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge.
Work as part of a trans-disciplinary team ensuring each pupil's needs are understood, accurately planned for and closely monitored.
Advise members of the teaching team in relation to pupils' development to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people.
Provide both direct and indirect therapy for individuals and groups of pupils.
Provide advice and support to Abbey School social care staff for residential pupils.
Contribute to the planning and implementation of appropriate teaching and learning activities to achieve challenging learning objectives in all areas of the curriculum for all pupils on your caseload. This may include contributing to the planning of individual, paired, group, whole class teaching or community-based learning.
Assessing, planning and implementing appropriate occupational therapy interventions for pupils, individually or in small groups, with a wide range of fine, gross motor and sensory needs. Focused on supporting pupil's independence and daily living skills.
Work in close liaison with teaching teams to ensure that occupational therapy support is embedded within each pupil's personalised curriculum.
Assess and evaluate intervention outcomes regularly and report findings as required and in line with school policies.
Work in close liaison with behaviour analysts and class teachers to ensure that occupational therapy needs are considered and promoted throughout the curriculum.
Responsible for conducting and analysing occupational therapy assessments at a frequency required by the school's assessment framework and individual needs.
Qualifications & Training
Recognised Occupational Therapy Degree/qualification.
Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) licence to practice.
Member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapy (ROCT)
CPD in area of Autism
Experience of undertaking specialist assessments of fine/ gross motor and sensory needs.
Formulation and implementation of appropriate interventions/strategies
Interest in the use of occupational therapy within special educational needs education and a commitment to evidence-based practice.
Experience and confidence in liaising with a number of audiences including parents and professionals.
Experience of working with children and young people with autism and complex learning disabilities.
If this sounds perfect for you, please get in touch with Devon on (phone number removed) as soon as possible
All applicants will be contacted to discuss suitability and then invited to register with TeacherActive.
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