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Occupational Therapist

Achieving for Children (RBWM)

£35,097 – £42,463 pa

Achieving for Children

Permanent

Part Time

22.2 hours per week (3 days).

Enhanced

22/07/2018 at 23:59 PM

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Achieving for Children (RBWM)

Vacancy Description

Achieving for Children is an award-winning social enterprise created by Kingston and Richmond Councils in 2014, expanding into the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead in 2017. We are responsible for delivering the entirety of children’s services in all three local authorities.

Achieving for Children has been up and running for three years, and in that time we have established a reputation as one of the leading children’s services providers in the country. We are one of the Department for Education’s eight ‘Partners in Practice’, tasked with leading improvement across the sector.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our Children and Young People Disability Service (CYPDS) in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. We are a multi professional service with the statutory responsibility for education and social care for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or a Disability (SEND). We work with those aged 0-25 years who have an Education, Health and Care Plan. We also benefit from close working with health partners.

In addition, the service leads on the provision of the Local Offer, Short Breaks and a specialist holiday play scheme You will need to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of the SEND landscape and legislation along with highly refined interpersonal skills. The role requires you to develop and maintain mutually productive relationships with colleagues, partners, agencies and most importantly children, young people and their families.

As a Occupational Therapist for Achieving for Children (AfC), you will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking high quality assessments within the statutory responsibilities of Children and Families Act 2014, Children Act 1989 and 2004 and the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 and 1986.
  • All aspects of Occupational Therapy (OT) provision within CYPDS including sourcing equipment and facilitating home adaptations.
  • Manage a complex caseload at differing stages of intervention.

To be an Occupational Therapist in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, you will be passionate about making a positive difference to the lives of children and young people as well as demonstrating the following points:

  • Fully qualified OT and registered with the Health Care Professional Council (HCPC) .
  • Experience of working with children and young people with SEN/Disabilities and their families.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development in a relevant area.
  • Knowledge and understanding of legislation, statutory frameworks and policy affecting services for children, young people and families in relation to SEND.
  • A good knowledge of safeguarding legislation related to disabled children, young people and their families.

In return, we will offer you high quality support and development opportunities. If you would like to find out more about this exciting role, please contact Debbie Verity on 01628 685878 for an informal discussion.

Achieving for Children is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All candidates will be required to undertake a Criminal Record Check.

Closing date: 22 July 2018

Interviews: 2 August 2018

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