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Occupational Therapist

Job Description

Fully Qualified Occupational Therapist wanted

Berkhamsted, School setting, Part-time contract only, £26,279.00 - £34,093.00 (FTE)

Are you an experienced Occupational Therapist looking for a fulfilling opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children with diverse needs? We are seeking a dedicated OT to join a specialist school in South Hertfordshire. You will play a crucial role in helping the students access learning and reach their full potential.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and Assessing Needs: Conduct thorough assessments to identify pupils with occupational therapy needs, focusing on their ability to access learning effectively
  • Therapeutic Interventions: Provide individual and group therapy sessions tailored to the specific needs of students with identified requirements
  • Teacher and Staff Support: Collaborate with teachers and support staff to create an inclusive environment that facilitates students' performance throughout the school day
  • Peer Support/Mentoring: Offer peer support and mentoring to other members of the occupational therapy team, fostering professional growth and development

Essential Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy: Hold a first degree or postgraduate degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Professional Registration: Be a registered member of the Health Professions Council and the British Association of Occupational Therapists
  • Paediatric Caseload Experience: Demonstrate experience with a paediatric caseload, ideally within an education setting

Desirable Qualifications and Experience:

  • Knowledge of SEND Code of Practice: Familiarity with the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Code of Practice and safeguarding responsibilities
  • EHCP experience: Including report writing, attendance at Annual reviews and setting and reviewing short-term outcomes

Key Competencies:

  • Child-Centred Approach: Ability to plan and evaluate therapy for individual children with a range of needs, ensuring that interventions are student-centred and evidence-based
  • Effective Communication: Strong communication skills to interact effectively with children, staff, and parents, fostering positive relationships and collaboration
  • Professional Boundaries: Recognise the boundaries of your own expertise and know when to seek advice or consult with other professionals.

If you are a compassionate, skilled Occupational Therapist with a passion for improving the lives of children with additional needs, we encourage you to apply. This role offers a rewarding opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of our students in a supportive and dynamic educational environment.