Occupational Therapist / Occupational Health Advisor
Job Title: Occupational Therapist
Location: Isleworth, TW7
Salary: £30,000 - £33,000 p.a. pro rata
Job Type: Part-time, Permanent - 22.5 hours over 3 days per week
Closing Date: Monday 12th December 2016
Are you keen to start out or further your career within an ambitious and growing organisation that's pushing the boundaries to help young adults with autism fulfil their potential? If so then please read on!
Due to expansion the organisation is pleased to offer an exciting opportunity to be part of the award-winning AHP Team at their college. They are keen to invite applications from Occupational Therapists to be part of a network of AHPs within the campus co-located in Isleworth. You will be part of a wider network of AHPs working within a trans-disciplinary model supporting their inspirational Learners aged 16-25 to gain functional life skills to launch them into their adult lives beyond education.
Working alongside the Learners, their families and related professionals you will be an enthusiastic and autonomous practitioner ready to share your previous high-level of experience working with young people with autism. Your professional expertise will be highly valued and offer you the opportunity to develop your skills working within a specialist teaching and behaviour team.
The Occupational Therapist will have responsibility for delivering the Individual Learning Plan targets for each Learner as part of a trans-disciplinary team. In particular they will undertake the assessment of needs within their scope of practice and contribute to setting of learning targets. You will work within a trans-disciplinary team, and will contribute to planning, adaptation, monitoring and reporting of the Learners access to and progress through their personalised study programme related to their particular area of specialism. You will have responsibility for assessment of needs within their scope of practice and contribute to setting discrete learning targets.
Key Accountabilities & Dimensions:
Teaching and learning:
- To provide direct OT sessions to College Learners with Occupational Therapy on their study programme and for those with identified need (such as from internal referrals)
- Use specialist knowledge to recommend and develop appropriate and individualised aids and adaptations to support physical and sensory needs of individuals
- To work with other professionals within the trans-disciplinary team to plan, implement and evaluate targets, goals/programmes related to OT needs for relevant Learners
- Responsible for providing lunchtime supervision which may include planning and running lunchtime clubs
- Demonstrate through practice an understanding and personal commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young and vulnerable people
- Responsible for ensuring accurate and appropriate data collection systems are followed and used as an effective assessment for learning tool.
Assessment and reporting
- To keep up to date and accurate clinical records within the codes of practise and professional guidelines for Occupational Therapy
- Carry out assessment and write reports demonstrating specialist level of knowledge and in line with the pupil assessment cycle
- To conduct new Learner assessments when required for tribunal or referral purposes and to provide a high quality report to deadline for this purpose
- To assess, recommend and where appropriate provide a range of specialist equipment and/or aids for the Learner within their College and/or other environments.
- Monitor and evaluate Learners progress in the areas of speech, language and communication, through participating in Learner review meetings and staff team meetings
- Contribute to bi-monthly and Annual Reviews and reports demonstrating a specialist level of knowledge
- Participate in scheduled clinical and line management supervision sessions
- To independently manage a complex caseload whilst recognising own professional boundaries and access supervision, advice and support when necessary
- Responsible for ensuring and facilitating effective and professional communication
- To share responsibility for ordering, issuing, retrieving and maintaining departmental equipment ensuring contextual fit and functional relevance to the Learner's needs both in College and in their home/community environments.
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The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. At least one reference must be taken up prior to interview. Successful applicants will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check.
Candidates with previous Experience, Job Titles and Qualifications such as; Occupational Health Therapist, OH Therapist Occupational Therapy, Autism, Health Advisor, Health Assessment Therapist, Occupational Health, Wellbeing Advisor may also be considered for this role.