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OT Job in United Kingdom United Kingdom - South East - Horsham

Occupational Therapist (Paediatrics)  

Live & Love it

Live & Love it, are recruiting for an Occupational Therapist with post-graduate training in Sensory Integration to join our growing team.

The position is based at our new studio in Horsham which comprises staff office and kitchen, 2 specialist sensory integration rooms (and a 3rd in development), family/meeting room and messy play kitchen.

Live & Love it, provides therapy for clients between the ages of 0 and 16; the current caseload is mostly age 12 and under.

A high proportion of our families have a child with a sensory processing difficulties, ASD, ADHD, PDA, Genetic Disorders, Down Syndrome, Dyspraxia/DCD, or Early Developmental Trauma. Children do not require a diagnosis to receive support from our team, support is based on need.

Staff will be expected to see children with a range of needs though will also be supported to pursue areas of interest.

We strive to provide evidence-based practice to ensure we always achieve the best possible care for the families we support.

A therapist joining our team will be self-motived, have a problem solving approach to working and be able to work well as part of a team. They will value each unique family unit and understand that a key part of a therapist’s role is to maximise on a family’s strengths and wealth of knowledge to facilitate them to support their child.

The role will be tailored to you to maximise on the skills you bring to the team and where you see your career heading. It could include:

One to one sessions at the studio
Supporting/Leading an integrated school provision in a local school
Group sessions including collaboration with local charities
'Dropin' support
One to one sessions in school
Occupational Therapy and Sensory diet programmes
Staff training and staff/family coaching
MDT working

Benefits of the role:
A supportive, forward-thinking OT and admin team;
A family feel, nurturing ethos,
Office/therapy space set in a comfortable scenic location
An established, multi-professional network of associates who you can link in with for multi-disciplinary working;
High-quality resources to carry out your role;
Regular supervision;
Training courses;
Company Pension Scheme;
Company laptop;
Private Health Insurance after 6 months;
On-site parking
Essential Criteria:

Qualified Occupational Therapist;
Current Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC);
Have commenced Post Graduate training in Sensory Integration training
Have at least 2 years prior experience working as a Paediatric Occupational Therapist;
Comprehensive knowledge of common childhood developmental disorders;
Driver (there are no public transport links to the office and community visits will be an essential part of the role)
Valid DBS

Desirable Criteria:
Experience working with children who have experienced with developmental trauma and any post graduate training to become a trauma informed therapist.
Experience in preparing bespoke therapy programmes (e.g. skills-based programmes or sensory diets);
Experience providing staff training or parent workshops;
Experience working with children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy and genetic disorders.

Part time / Full time opportunities

Hours of work are not currently set but would fall between the hours of 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday and between 8.30am and 4.30pm on a Saturday (Saturday working is desirable, not essential).

Job Start Date:


Contract Type:

Full-time, Part-time

Company Name:

Live & Love it

Contact Name:

Stewart Dick

Contact Phone:

01403 851 200

Job Applications are welcomed from:  Only applicants who already have full registration in: United Kingdom

Desired Minimum Post Grad. Experience: All considered

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Listed Date:

16-03-2021 sep Unique Listing Views: 384 sep Total Views: 734

Listing ID: 9054628

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