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Occupational Therapist - SEN school based - Stratford

Occupational Therapist - SEN school based - Stratford

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Special Education Needs

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  • Salary:

    Up to £38000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lorna Burner

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  • Published:

    4 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 TCES 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 TCES 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 TCES 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.