Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Job Description

Occupational Therapy Assistant

We are seeking a full time Assistant to work alongside the Occupation Therapist and Therapies team, where you will undertake delegated work to assist the team in providing therapy within the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct of the College of Occupational Therapists, and Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC).

Key duties (full job description will be sent out on application)

  • Ability and willingness to work hands on with the children
  • Promote and maintain an environment for the students consistent with the highest standards of education, care and wellbeing
  • Observe and record students’ progress, feeding back key information and making suggestions for improvement
  • Carry out daily activities with the children using treatment strategies, with the support of OT
  • Implement treatment plans as directed by the OT and highlight any training needs that arise.
  • Maintain and promote a positive attitude towards the students’ and their treatment programmes
  • Demonstrate therapy techniques and motivate staff to use them accurately and consistently
  • Participate in activities to support the students and staff to learn about and implement OT strategies.
  • Attend termly meetings and pre-reviews as required
  • Help the OT in the delivery of training to staff

 

Experience & Qualifications

  • It is an essential part of the role to have experience working with children or young adults with complex needs, including Autism and/or learning disabilities.
  • Qualifications are not essential for this post, however having an NV Level 3 Teaching Assistant or Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools would be desirable.

 

Benefits

  • Full training programme for induction and CDP
  • Training & development opportunities
  • 35 days annual leave
  • Free meals on shift
  • On-site parking
  • Generous staff referral scheme
  • £250 welcome bonus

 

Salary

The salary range for this position is between £19,419- £20,555 (dependent on experience and qualifications).

 

All applicants must have a right to work in the UK and willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

 

How to apply:

For more information about the role, or to formally apply please contact Charlotte Walton on c.walton@loddonschool.co.uk