Occupational Therapist based in Special Needs School - Barnet

Location: Barnet
Job Type: Contract
Industry: SEN Support Jobs | SEN
Reference: PE11252636
Salary: £105 - £120 per day
Job Published: 29 days ago

Occupational Therapist for Special Needs Primary School

Start date 7th September 2020
Location: Barnet
Pay: Negotiable
School hours: 8:15 - 3pm

Protocol Education are currently working with Special Needs Primary & Secondary School (Early years to key stage 5 ) based in Barnet. They are currently seeking a full-time Occupational Therapist to support their students who are on the autistic spectrum.

About the school:

The School is a unique independent primary school, it provides a specialist meaningful and functional learning environment for children with special educational needs. This includes language, communication and social pragmatic difficulties. They have a specialism in autism spectrum challenges (ASC).

The School provides:

• a collaborative learning team around every child to support each child's learning needs and maximise meaningful learning opportunities.
• a therapeutic team that works together with families to nurture and support a child's emotional, social and academic development.
• a partnership with families to improve the lives and life chances of children with SEN by ensuring that they are healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and experience the wider community.

Curriculum:

They have a multi-dimensional and personalised curriculum that puts the needs of the individual at the heart of learning. They believe the child's emotional wellbeing and happiness are of the highest importance.
They are committed towards a holistic approach which includes classroom learning, therapies and home life. Therapists work alongside teachers to help lower anxiety, improve wellbeing, and support readiness to learn. The on-site therapists include a Speech and Language Therapist, an Occupational Therapist, and a Dramatherapist, as well as an Educational Psychologist. These professionals form part of the multi-disciplinary team to provide universal, targeted and specialist approaches to each child's development.
Their curriculum is adapted from the National Curriculum and further personalised depending on each individual child's needs. This tailored approach gives children the opportunity to be taught in line with their individual learning styles, giving them further opportunities to be successful, thus promoting self-esteem and self-confidence.

Occupational Therapist vacancy

We are looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist who can provide assessments in the following areas:

• developmental skills
• play skills
• self-care and life skills
• fine motor skills, including handwriting, typing and recording work in class
• sensory processing skills
• gross motor and co-ordination skills
• visual perception skills
• specialist equipment needs (hoists, slings, seating, adapted cutlery/pens, etc)
• digital assistive technology and alternative and augmentative communication.
In addition to this, we are looking for an Occupational Therapist who can provide input in the form of:
• individual therapy sessions
• groups run in class
• sessions run with other professionals working in the school (i.e. physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, etc)
• classroom programmes, delivered by the class team
• provision of assistive equipment, where appropriate
• setting up home activity programmes
• liaison and monitoring with school staff
• training for school staff and parents.

Please send your CV to Richard.Danso@Protocol-Education.com or call Richard@ Protocol on 020 3219 7740.