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Learning Disabilities - Children United Kingdom,
London
up to £40,000
Permanent Contract
Lead Occupational Therapist

A leading UK specialist provider of education and care services to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs, learning disabilities and social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) is seeking an outstanding Occupational Therapist in London.

A leading UK specialist provider of education and care services to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs, learning disabilities and social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH) is seeking an outstanding Occupational Therapist in London.
Based at a specialist education facility for pupils aged between 5-19 years old, and working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, the role of Lead Occupational Therapist has responsibility for managing a small team providing a specialist Occupational Therapy service to children with autism and learning difficulties. Working with children individually in specialist treatment areas or within classroom based sessions, you will have a key role in shaping the way Occupational Therapy is delivered, with a strong emphasis on sensory processing and motor development. Involved in the assessments of students with diverse presentations, you will identify their individual sensory, physical, social and environmental needs whilst supporting the development and delivery of individualised intervention programmes to help learning and to enable meaningful engagement in activities, social interaction and relationships.
Offered on a permanent full time basis working 38.5 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks per year) this role would suit a qualified Occupational Therapist with experience of working with ASD or similar.
Further duties of the role as follows:
• Managing a small team of Occupational Therapists
• Providing accurate prognoses and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive transition
• Formulating and delivering on individual Occupational Therapy intervention programmes, using your knowledge of evidence based practice and intervention options and using clinical assessment, reasoning and intervention skills to include motor sensory cognitive/perceptual assessments
• Evaluating client progress, reassessing and altering intervention programmes as required
• Representing the occupational therapy service or individual clients at multi-disciplinary meetings to ensure the delivery of integrated occupational therapy intervention by discussing client care, progress and involvement in transition planning

Key Skills Required
• Proven experience in a supervisory capacity
• HCPC Registered
• Experience of working with our specific client group.
• Specialist knowledge of OT assessments and interventions
• Experience of representing occupational therapy within the context of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency treatment and care

Contact details for further information and how to apply
• Contact name: Benton Robertson
• Contact role: Managing Director
• Contact organisation: Hunter AHP
• Contact email: brobertson@hunter-ahp.com
• Link to more details: www.hunter-ahp.com