Specialist Occupational Therapist

Hot Recruitment Consultants Limited T/A eRecruitSmart
£30,000 - £39,999
10 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our client's charity based in Keele.

The Company
Our client is a national charity working to transform the lives of disabled children and their families. Due to increasing demand for our client's Autism Service, they are now looking for committed and passionate professionals to join their experienced and supportive Multi-Disciplinary Team.

They seek to create a safe, homely and supportive environment that enhances the lives of children with autism and associated conditions and their services enrich the lives of children and families through the delivery of high-quality, person-centred care and support services that promote independence and achieve valued outcomes.

The Role
As a Specialist Occupational Therapist, you will work clinically as part of the MDT that includes Psychologists, Learning Disability Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and a team of assistant practitioners and charity volunteers.

With manageable caseloads, you will also have opportunities to engage in reflective practice, professional development and a chance to shape new services.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Undertaking a range of standardised and non-standardised assessments utilising Sensory Integration and MOHO approaches alongside other relevant frames of reference and models of practice
• Undertaking specialist clinical work with individuals, providing advice, resources, strategies and treatment programmes e.g. sensory diets, as appropriate
• Involvement in development and evaluation of specific staff training and mentorship, as well as the development of clinical workshops and sessions for children with autism and their families
• Evaluating and modifying interventions, utilising appropriate outcome measures
• Ensuring sensory rooms and equipment are safely maintained and checked regularly
• Directing and supervising volunteers in individual and group treatment programmes
• Contributing to the working of the multi-disciplinary team and acting as a resource for sensory integration queries
• Engaging actively in leading OT practice development, evaluation, audit and research activities to inform evidence-based practice
• Developing materials and tools for use within assessments and workshops as part of the OT team
• Providing mentorship and clinical supervision for practice education placements for students of Occupational Therapy
• Participating in the recruitment, induction and retention of allocated junior staff
• When necessary working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays to ensure the efficient operation of the service

To be successful in your application as a Specialist Occupational Therapist, you will need to have or be:

• Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent qualification
• Registered member of Health Professions Council
• Post Graduate Training in Sensory Integration Level 3 (or a willingness to work towards this)
• At least 2 years in post at Band 5 or equivalent
• Experience of working with children and families and as part of a multidisciplinary team
• Knowledge of a range of Neurodevelopmental disorders
• Experience of undertaking standardised formal assessments and formulating/implementing appropriate interventions/strategies specific to SI
• Experience of delivering training to a range of audiences
• Knowledge of current safeguarding and child protection legislation and practice
• Knowledge of Information Governance Standards, Health & Safety legislation, Education Health Care Plans & of CQC /OFSTED requlatory frameworks
• Able to work under pressure with a positive can-do attitude and flexible approach to work

As a Specialist Occupational Therapist you will work 37.5 hours per week and there is a salary on offer of up to £37,000 per annum depending on experience. Our client also offers:

• 21 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Excellent working conditions
• University campus location
• Purpose built neurodiversity friendly building
• Good work-life balance
• Support with CPD
• Health and wellbeing initiatives including free exercise classes

How to apply
This role is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is therefore eligible for enhanced disclosures with children's and adults' barred list checks.

Please note that eRecruitSmart is a Recruitment Agent and not a direct employer. Your CV will be sent to the Hiring Manager at the company who is responsible for the vacancy that you have applied to. Please only apply if you consent to these terms.

You must have eligibility to work in the UK.

Occupational therapy, autism, health, children, safeguarding