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Occupational Therapist Job Opportunity

The OT would assess and treat children with a range of Developmental Disorders within the Tree Tops clinic and school environment and deliver monthly OT service to contracted mainstream schools.

Key Responsibilities and duties:

Assessment of child’s fine /gross motor development, visual perceptual and handwriting skills using standardised tests

Take lead role in treatment sessions with support of OT assistant or Graduate OT

Supervise children within treatment sessions

Monitor the child’s progress and regrade treatment activities according to their need

Plan and organise individual treatment sessions within clinic, child’s home or school

Implement school based motor skills and other therapeutic programmes

Conduct school visits for assessment or treatment purpose

Compile professional OT reports for assessment, review and discharge

Document weekly child’s progress

Attend multi-disciplinary or school meetings as required

Liaise with parents, health professionals and education staff

Manage own clinical caseload

Ensure children are achieving g

ood progress with effective clinical outcomes

Deliver basic training to parents and education from SLA schools

Assist during Tree Tops training days

Attend training to develop relevant knowledge and skills

Ensure high standard of health and safety with regard to child, equipment and person


Further develop sensory integration expertise and knowledge with all clients groups

Work towards SI accreditation

With Clinical Lead, consider research options to support and monitor success of motor skills programmes in schools

Take a more active teaching role in training events

Introduce new graded programmes and activities for children in clinic and schools

Person specifications:

A dynamic self-motivated individual with a passion for affecting positive changes in a child’s life using clinically proven SI based interventions. You must be able to work independently within different environments and as part of a team. You will possess excellent clinical reasoning skills to produce effective outcomes, with a desire to develop your expertise in Sensory Integration. A passion for working with children

Starting salary: Band 5

Hours: 37.5 per week

Annual leave: 5.6 Weeks

A car driver essential

DBS required (enhanced level)

For more information or to apply for the position, please contact:

Dawn O’Hanlon
01325 304411

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