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Specialist Occupational Therapist

St. John’s is a specialist school and college offering high quality education and care for young people aged 7-25 with a wide range of special educational needs.

We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our Wellbeing team with the following vacancy Specialist Occupational Therapist

The position is a dual sited role in both Brighton and Seaford will be responsible for delivering an effective and efficient Occupational Therapy service for St. John’s School & College; participating in future developments and promoting the Occupational Therapy role and delivery of OT assessments for new referrals and admissions and be responsible for their own case load.

The successful candidate will provide and maintain the highest possible standards of care, education, therapy and training in accordance with St. John’s policy, thus enabling the learner to achieve their full potential. St. John’s aims to work on a ‘team approach’ but there are specific roles and responsibilities attached to this post.

  • To maintain an agreed caseload and carrying out appropriate assessments, define treatment goals, plan and provide appropriate treatment using individual, joint and group therapy as appropriate.
  • To integrate and monitor treatment programmes in the student’s environment, whether it be carried out by occupational therapy, care, education or therapy staff in school/college or at home by parents/carers.
  • To assess and recommend suitable equipment to enable independence for daily living and where appropriate organize for its provision and instruct on safe use.
  • Establish effective communication and liaison with other Therapy, Education and Care staff members involved in learner referral and management.
  • Establish effective communication and liaison with family/carers of learners accessing the Occupational Therapy service.
  • To integrate and monitor treatment programmes whether delivered by care, education, parents or carers.
  • To liaise with medical, nursing, care, education, and therapy and other professionals working with learners to provide a co-ordinated and consistent approach encouraging generalisation of skills.
  • To provide formal verbal and written reports when required and attend internal case conferences including Annual Reviews and Individual Learning Programmes.

All job applicants will be required to provide 2 referees (one must be your most recent employer) and undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure. This process forms part of our recruitment and safeguarding policy.

Please visit our website to see a full job description and complete an application form.

Closing date for applications is 19 November 2018.

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