Band 6 Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Location: Leatherhead  |  Surrey  |  England
Sector: Health Care
Consultant: Sophie Wicks
Job Reference: 39873
Salary: £20.75 - £20.75
Job Status: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Healthcare is looking for a Band 6 Paediatric Occupational Therapist to fill an exclusive part time role in Surrey.

The role:

This is based in a special needs school in the Leatherhead area.

    • As part of Paediatric Therapy team to autonomously manage a complex caseload of children with a range of varied and complex needs. This will involve specialist assessment and treatment of children with complex needs.
    • To devise child centred therapy plans using evidence based practice to ensure that the individual’s full potential is developed or maintained.

Provide clinical support, training and supervision for junior staff and students.

Key Responsibilities:

      To provide support and advice for the child’s family and parents about all aspects of their care that relate to their therapy needs, adjusting use of language to allow for their level of comprehension to understand.

To provide and receive complex and sensitive information with regard to a child’s difficulties and expectations.

To attend meetings where requested in order to provide specialist advice about the therapy needs of the child. To arrange these meetings when appropriate.

To plan and organise a team of therapists and assistants to provide specific services on a daily basis.

To be able to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity in response to parents and children.

To work closely with parents who are themselves dealing with anger, grief and frustration as they come to terms with the impact of their child’s condition.

  • To provide specialist therapy reports for use within inter-agencies, e.g. educational documentation relevant to the practice setting, standards and guidelines
  • To ensure that up to date written electronic records and activity are maintained in accordance with the professional and organisation standards
  • To provide programmes on a verbal, written basis or using pictorial representation as required to ensure these programmes are accessible to parents/ carers
  • To interpret complex assessment results and identify therapy goals as part of an overall care plan.

 

To contribute to the child’s diagnosis by communicating assessment findings to the child’s paediatrician, parents/carers and other involved professionals.

Applicant Requirements:

Qualifications:

    BSc or recognised degree equivelant qualification within Occupational Therapy

Experience:

  • Knowledge of legislation and government polices related to the specialty.
  • 2 years Post grad experience OT
  • Broad knowledge of current best practice.
  • Previous therapy experience in the relevant clinical areas related to the post
  • Documented evidence of CPD
  • Competent to use standardised assessments.
  • Experience of working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to deliver training

Compliance:

  • HCPC Registration
  • x2 Professional References
  • Right to work Documents

Hours:

  • 2 Days per week.