A new and exciting, full time permanent job opportunity has become available for a Band 5 Paediatric Occupational Therapist in North West London. Our client, a leading special school is looking for an enthusiastic professional to join the team and support the Lead OT.
The salary is £24000 - £26000 based on experience and qualifications and is pro rata to term time only plus three weeks.
The main duties of the job include managing a caseload of children and being responsible for their assessments and treatments under the supervision of the lead OT. You'll work alongside teaching staff to ensure the delivery of the programmes while setting goal plans a behavioural support plans. A key aspect of your job will be to work with parents, carers and external bodies to articulate the role of an Occupational Therapist and provide support and training where necessary.
Other duties of the job include accurately completing administrative tasks including filing and making resources. You'll be expected contribute to an annual development plan for the Occupational Therapy service budget, monitor stock levels and order resources as appropriate. As a valued team member you'll attend meetings and lead where necessary. It's expected that you will assist in the planning and initiation of new or different areas and methods of working to benefit the school and pupils.
As the successful candidate you'll be joining a multidisciplinary team of SLT's and Physiotherapists in a newly built and modern school for children with complex disabilities. Therefore you will have the opportunity to work within classes in a trans-disciplinary capacity. You'll also have the opportunity for hands on training, CPD opportunities, supervision and external courses.
This post would suit someone who is keen to pursue a career in paediatric occupational therapy and is self-motivated, well-organised and has excellent inter-personal skills. Sound clinical skills and previous experience as an OT are required but applicants without direct paediatric experience will be considered providing you can demonstrate transferable skills and a passion to work with children.
To be considered for the job it is a prerequisite that you will have a degree, diploma or equivalent in Occupational Therapy combined with a current HCPC registration. Experience or training in Sensory Integration would be a distinct advantage.
So if you are looking for a new opportunity where you will be in a supportive, multidisciplinary environment where you will be encouraged to develop and progress while making a positive impact on the pupils lives we want to hear from you. To apply for the job please apply via this advert and your CV will come through to me directly.
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