Part time Occupational Therapist Assistant
Post: Part Time Occupational Therapy Assistant
Reporting to: Occupational Therapist
Hours: 0.4-0.6 during term-time; some flexibility on hours
Contract: Permanent with 3 month probationary period.
Salary: Band 3 £22,113 - £24, 774 (Pro Rata)
Parayhouse School is seeking a part time Occupational Therapy Assistant to work closely with our school’s Occupational Therapist to help in supporting and delivering theraputic input and strategies for our students.
Parayhouse is a non-maintained special school for students with significant speech, language and communication needs, moderate/severe learning difficulties and associated social, emotional, behavioural and medical difficulties. The School caters for 50+ students from 7 - 16 years of age.
Teachers, therapists and LSAs work collaboratively as part of a close and supportive multi-professional team, planning, delivering and evaluating the curriculum. Our Head of Therapy is our senior Speech and Language therapist, and she is very keen to extend the range of OT undertaken in class, and to build more collaborative SLT/OT opportunities with our most complex students. Over the last few years our students have presented with ever more complex needs, including a higher incidence of medical, sensory and physical needs. Our current Occupational Therapist works 3 days a week – Monday to Wednesday – and we are seeking an enthusiastic, committed assistant to support her with this vital role.
Parayhouse is a ‘good’ school with ‘outstanding’ behaviour [Ofsted 2018]. The relationships within the School are strong and the ethos is positive, caring and ambitious. The parents are extremely supportive and the Trustee Governors work closely with the senior leaders and staff. Students describe the school as “safe” and “family” [see our video on the website www.parayhouse.com]
Occupational Therapy experience is desirable
Experience in working with young people with special educational needs is preferred
Ability to work as an effective team member in a multidisciplinary team and a commitment to our collaborative practice
The ability to work under pressure and stay calm
The flexibility to handle unexpected changes & disruptions
Consistent and effective behaviour management skills
A willingness to develop your skills and knowledge of students with speech, language & communication needs through CPD
This is what we think you will also need …
*Good organisational skills
*Approachability – for students & staff!
– and a GREAT sense of humour!
APPLICATIONS MUST BE MADE ON THE SCHOOL’S APPLICATION FORM, ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE OR CONTACT US FOR A COPY – CVs NOT ACCEPTED ON THEIR OWN.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 12pm on Thursday 31st January 2019
INTERVIEWS WILL BE HELD LATER THAT WEEK
VISITS TO THE SCHOOL ARE MOST WELCOME – PLEASE CONTACT ANN SULLIVAN
FOR ANY QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT:
EILEEN O’SHEA – Head Teacher
Tel: 020 8741 1400 email: firstname.lastname@example.org