Occupational Therapist BLUO41679

Openshaw, Manchester
Salary £28,939 per annum, pro-rata
07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Occupational Therapist BLUO41679
Openshaw, Manchester
Salary £28,939 per annum, pro-rata
Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)
Term Time Only (41 weeks)

Our client provides a range of social care, special education, community support and consultancy services in the North West of England. The charity is one of the North West’s largest providers of residential homes for children from short-term emergency care to long-term placements. Their fostering service provides family placements in the North West and neighbouring regions.

The Trust has a specialist education college for students aged 16 to 25 years with disabilities, complex needs and autism. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy are integral to facilitating students’ learning and removing barriers to learning. They have excellent specialist facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, sensory areas, rebound therapy and speech therapy rooms.

They are now looking to appoint an Occupational Therapist to join them on a permanent, full time basis for 41 weeks per year.

Within the role, you will assess potential and current students’ occupational needs and set appropriate targets to support achievement of long term aspirations. You will formulate, deliver and monitor evidence based occupational therapy programmes and advise on other individualised support strategies and equipment, aids and adaptation needs to facilitate students’ best access to learning.

The successful candidate must hold a BSc Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy and be a member of British Association of Occupational Therapists. With strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to carry out formal and informal assessments of occupational needs, you will have experience of working with people with learning disabilities and autism and be able to produce effective treatment plans to target identified areas.

HPCP registered, you will have good people skills and be able to relate well to both parents and carers. Capable of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will work well on own initiative and provide leadership and support to the rest of the team.

Closing Date: 4th November 2016

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