Occupational Therapy Assistant - Swanage

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Pulse are currently in search of a Occupational Therapy Assistant to be based in the Dorset Area to work with one of our established private clients tol be based in a educational setting on a part time basis.

 This is a part time (18hrs per week) permanent position.

The School is a 38 and 52 week mixed-gender residential school for students ages 7 – 19 with a diagnosis of autism, or whose difficulties place them on the autistic continuum. The students often present with complex learning needs, learning difficulties and challenging behaviours. 

Job Role

They are looking for two enthusiastic and interested individuals to work as part of the Occupational Therapy (OT) team at the school. These posts will combine clinical and administrative support roles: you will work directly with individual students or groups to deliver therapy programmes, under the direction of the senior OT, in classroom and residential settings, support the OT in assessment of student’s functional skills, report on student progress, provide support with resources for individuals and contribute to the development of the Sensory Environment. You will receive regular supervision and training, development will be provided.

The successful candidates will have an interest in developing student’s functional skills, and meeting sensory needs and have worked with children previously, preferably with children with special needs. Basic IT skills and the ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a busy team are essential for all aspects of this post.

Experience working with ASD/Experience in a school would be ideal. 

Whats on Offer:

Competitive salary 

Clinical Supervision

Full support from a multidisciplinary team

Developmental Opportunities

Internal/external training on new initiatives

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rota, length of service increments included) & more.
 

For more information please contact Gurdeep at Pulse - 01992 305 659 gurdeep.jandu@pulsejobs.com 

Pulse are Specialists in providing the NHS, Community and private healthcare sector with qualified Occupational Therapists both in the UK and Internationally.

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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