Job Title:  Band 6 Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Location: Erlegh House, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road, RG6 6BZ

Ward: CYPIT Occupational Therapy

Start Date: March 2022

End Date: Feb 2023

Working Pattern: 30 Monday- Friday

Shift Pattern: 8:00-17:00 (start and end times flexible to meet worker)

Specific Skills:

  • Needs to have experience of working in Paediatrics
  • Experience of working in mainstream and special schools to carry out assessment of: seating/positioning, handwriting, motor skills, sensory, perceptual and functional skills.
  • Ability to write SMART goals and provide advice and recommendations based on the needs of the child and their family/carers.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports for the EHCP process to tight 6-week deadlines
  • Ability to write concise therapy plans with clear outcomes and relevant activity programmes
  • Self-motivated and autonomous worker who can manage their own time and diary to meet the needs of the service.
  • Knowledge of sensory processing desirable
  • Previous experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team and carrying out joint visits/assessment with other AHP’s essential
  • Experience of carrying out standardised and non-standardised assessments including Movement ABC, VMI, and Clinical Observations.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience of talking to families and the wider MDT
  • Car driver – essential