- Salary 25000--25000
- Company Website www.premierepeople-ni.com
- Job Title Occupational Therapist
- Job Location Newtownabbey BT37 0QZ, UK
- Company Name Premiere people
Premiere People are delighted to be helping this school with their amazing project in Jordanstown. Due to growth we are helping them recruit an Occupational Therapist on a 3 year contract that may turn into a permanent contract. This is a great opportunity to help the pupils of this school and give them the best of education available.
Occupational Therapist Job description
The role would require a full-time Occupational Therapist to work with students who have a range of fine motor, co-ordination and concentration difficulties.
The school is seeking someone Qualified and can be newly qualified to start the role working towards enabling all students to access to the curriculum.
The students have a diverse range of communication needs, including: language delay, language disorder, autism, global developmental delay, social communication difficulties, speech disorder, dysfluency, and who are Deaf and/or visually impaired.
You will be required to promote a functional, clinical approach to intervention, encompassing educational attainment, participation in the education experience, life aspirations and general well-being.
We value making a difference. The backbone of our school is about making positive improvements in a child centred environment to all involved with us, from the children within our school to the parents, teachers and organisations we work with. Everyone at the School strives to make a positive impact with every child we come into contact with.
Occupational Therapist Duties
There are both Clinical requirements within this role as well as Professional/Organisation requirement ranging from ;
To providing occupational therapy in schools for children with a range of handwriting, fine motor, co-ordination and concentration difficulties
To monitor, evaluate and modify treatment in order to measure progress and ensure effectiveness of intervention.
To maintain up to date occupational therapy records in line with professional standards.
To discuss services and treatment options to potential clients, and or their relatives and carers where appropriate.
To maintain evidence in continuing professional development.
To ensure collaborative goal setting and treatment planning with both the client and the whole of the team.
To adapt to practice to meet individual circumstances, including due regard for cultural, social and linguistic differences in addition to their cognitive and physical difficulties
To liaise with other healthcare professionals, clients, parents and any other relevant individuals in a professional manner.
To actively engage in developing skills across all areas of occupational therapy, particularly paediatrics
To put students first in everything you do and put each student’s needs at the centre of all decisions.
To value each person as an individual, respect their aspirations, beliefs, commitments, and seek to understand their priorities, needs, abilities and limitations. To take what others have to say seriously. To be honest about your point of view and what you can and cannot do.
To empathise with each individual, and treat each person with respect and do your up-most to provide a high quality service at all times.
To strive to improve health and well-being and people’s experiences of occupational therapy. To value excellence and professionalism wherever you find it – in the everyday things that make people’s lives better as much as in clinical practice, service improvements and innovation.
To always maintain the boundaries of confidentiality, whether that be with a client, parent, social worker, family member or friend.
To respond with kindness to each person’s needs, anxieties, pain, and desires. To search for the things you can do, however small, to increase each person’s quality of life.
To have an understanding and application of assessments, treatments and reports for children and young people across a wide range of settings.
Occupational Therapist Skills:
Health and Physical abilities sufficient for the post (if necessary with reasonable adjustments with respect to the Equality Act/Disability Discrimination Act).
BSc Occupational Therapy
Experience as an Occupational Therapist in working with Children and young people
Experience in working with Children and young people who have a sensory impairment, MLD, ASD, SEBD
Experience developing a Sensory diet for children who present with Sensory Processing Disorder
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Effective communicator with children and young people, families and other
Full job spec available on request
Salary will be £25k per annum with additional company benefits and a performance bonus that will be discussed in more detail.
To apply please submit your CV via the link provided