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Occupational Therapist - SEN school based - East Acton

Occupational Therapist - SEN school based - East Acton

  • Location

    Ealing, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £38000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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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 group in innovative, helpful, therapeutic and meaningful activity that will support them in engaging in learning and reaching their full potential

* To undertake highly specialised Occupational Therapy assessment by identifying appropriate assessment tools that will support us to identify and understand the needs of the children and young people within the group

* 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 for specific activities / trips / visits

* To work closely with the MAPA leads within the setting to ensure that all children and young people have a Positive Handling Plan that is appropriate to their needs and to ensure that any physical interventions are carried out in accordance with this plan

* To review / oversee physical interventions and to use CCTV to support the team with their reflecting / learning

* To provide clear, concise written and verbal feedback suitable for a variety of audiences including the child, their parent/carer and a range of professionals

* To attend Group Process meetings with pupils and the multidisciplinary team, as required.

* To maintain sensitivity at all times to the emotional needs of clients/carers when imparting complex /distressing information regarding the nature of the client's difficulties and the impact on individuals and their families.

* To monitor and evaluate pupil progress during the course of interventions and to use appropriate outcome measures

* To maintain clear written records of all interventions ensuring compliance with GDPR

If you are interested in this role please send your updated CV in the first instance.