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Occupational Therapist Needed - ASAP Start

Job Description

Role Details:

  • Role: Occupational Therapist
  • Salary: Bucks Pay Range 5-6 ISN £29,192 - £35,715 Pro Rata
  • Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time (39 Weeks) Plus 2 Additional Weeks
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm & Friday 8:30am-4:00pm
  • Start Date: As Soon As Available

Benefits for Staff:

  • A friendly working environment
  • Supportive and caring colleagues
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development
  • Onsite parking
  • Convenient transport links (Chiltern Line and close to the M40)
  • Discount on hire of selected school facilities
  • Proximity to local amenities

Occupational Therapist Job Description

Job Purpose:

  • Provide therapy for children with communication, motor, and sensory needs within a school setting.
  • Complete assessments and produce reports to contribute to annual reviews and Educational Health and Care Plan meetings.
  • Ensure the service is provided in close collaboration with education staff and other professionals to meet the needs of the child or young person.

The Clinical Work Will Include:

  • Assessing and diagnosing a wide range of motor, perceptual, sensory, and functional difficulties.
  • Planning appropriate therapy interventions, making fine judgments about the type and timing of treatment in collaboration with education staff and parents.
  • Delivering group and individual therapy as required.
  • Providing advice, training, and therapy programs to education staff, parents, and other health professionals.
  • Managing parental and/or school anxieties regarding intervention and prognosis.
  • Evaluating treatment outcomes.
  • Transferring and discharging students.

Professional Responsibility:

  • Demonstrate clinical effectiveness by using evidence-based practice and outcome measures.
  • Manage time appropriately and prioritize tasks to carry out clinically related administrative duties relevant to the caseload and operation of the school.
  • Independently manage caseloads while recognizing professional boundaries and seeking supervision, advice, and support when necessary.
  • Work closely with relevant parties about individual students and practically demonstrate therapeutic approaches where appropriate.
  • Provide in-service training to school staff and parents through presentations, talks, and career evenings on topics related to the role of the occupational therapist and occupational therapy.
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate case notes in line with professional standards and school policies.
  • Collect clinical data and write reports for Annual Reviews and Educational Health and Care Plans.
  • Adhere to local and national standards and guidelines relating to Professional Practice and maintain registration with the Health Professions Council.
  • Demonstrate commitment to personal development and the acquisition of further skills and knowledge relating to clinical areas, evidenced by PDP and Professional Log as specified in the job purpose and the application of these skills to clinical practice.
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as reasonably directed by the Heads of School.

This job description will be reviewed annually as part of the staff development program and may be amended after consultation.

Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, which will be reflected throughout the recruitment process. The selected candidate will be required to provide suitable references and undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up the post.

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