Senior Occupational Therapist - Indicative P04
Senior Occupational Therapist
We are looking for OTs with experience or interest in working with children and young people from 0-25 years old with complex needs to be part of an exciting and dynamic service. The SEND OT services collaboratively with health and education colleagues sharing knowledge skills and learning to inform high quality practice. We have integrated pathways for children with complex needs, such as our newly established equipment ordering pathway, and are co-located at the modern and well-equipped Wood Street Health Centre near good bus, trains and tube links.
OT team is part of the integrated Waltham Forest SEND service. Our Occupational therapists assist children and young people (aged 0-25 years) with long term physical conditions and disabilities which impact on their ability to manage independently at home, for example those who need special equipment as a result of their physical difficulties or housing adaptations.
The occupational therapist (OT) will assess the child’s needs and may carry out assessments with company representatives to try out pieces of equipment and then order and provide any necessary support. As the child grows and their needs change this equipment may need to be reviewed, modified and replaced.
We are looking for registered and qualified paediatric OTs with experience in:
- Specialist equipment for bathing, seating, toileting, changing and dressing, sleeping
- Equipment to help movement from one place to another and manual handling - hoists and slings
- Adaptations to property such as ramp, through floor stair lifts, level access showers
- Assessment for home safety issues or needs related to behavioural difficulties, for example window locks or stair gates
The senior role will include line management of the OT and personal development, so we are looking for someone who has experience in that field or is looking for the next step up.
For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Joanna Mahadoo, Waltham Forest SEND Service Manager on 07976763772.
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