Occupational Therapist – Sensory Integration

Rehabilitation for Independence is looking for a full or part time Sensory Integration Therapist based in the office in Bury however this is a community-based role so the ability to travel is essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic private healthcare practice as a full-time Sensory Integration Therapist. This challenging but rewarding role will involve working predominantly in the sensory integration team, delivering services to clients across the North West and Yorkshire. There is also a requirement to undertake administration work by progressing cases through the process of rehabilitation. This rewarding role is ideally suited to someone with a proven track record and experience working in healthcare, preferably in the area of rehabilitation.

Day-to-day, you’ll evaluate the motor, sensory and perceptual skills of clients in a clinic, home and school setting, and consider the impact of any difficulties on activities of daily living. You must have experience of a range of standardised and non-standardised assessments and the ability to produce and create bespoke report and programmes (if necessary) to meet the needs of each individual that allow you to monitor changes. Your excellent reports will help us keep the local authority informed of each child’s progress.

You need to be a good communicator who is resilient and has the ability to handle challenging behaviour in order to create the best possible outcomes for our children. In return, you will get regular supervision, a strong support network and be a key person in our sensory team.

Consideration will be made with professional physiotherapist or speech and language qualifications who have the qualifications and experience in sensory integration.

About you

A recognised Sensory Integration Therapist / Occupational Therapy degree/qualification, HCPC-registered, you’ve worked with children with mixed needs and diagnosis.

You will have a working knowledge of Autism and ADHD. Knowledge of, or an interest in, Ayres’ Sensory Integration would be useful. Your expertise should come with good organisational skills and strong initiative: you must be able to work independently as well as within a team

Be experienced in Sensory Integration Therapy and in the assessment and treatment of children with a wide range of conditions and difficulties.

Have undertaken Sensory Integration Post Graduate Training (to level three) or be willing to undertake this.

Membership with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists

2 years proven experience working as an Occupational Therapist (ideally with children or within education)

Minimum qualifications in Sensory Integration of Module 1 and 2 (desirable). RFI will support the candidate to attain necessary training.

Knowledge of special educational needs and Autism Spectrum Disorder

Experience in writing annual review reports to contribute towards Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

A confident, caring and pro-active attitude.

About us

Rehabilitation for Independence is an independent healthcare company, offering occupation therapy and case management services to children and adults living with a range of neurological & physical difficulties, throughout the North of England.

Friendly team with good office facilities and working terms.

Opportunity for professional development and training.

Diverse and rewarding workload with excellent job satisfaction.

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