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Are you an experienced and skilled Occupational Therapist? 

Are you seeking a new and exciting opportunity to showcase your skillset and passion? 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to work as part of the team at Bursting with Potential. This post will combine clinical assessment and intervention roles: you will work directly with individual children or groups to deliver therapy programmes, complete OT assessments of young people’s functional skills, report on individuals progress, provide support with resources for individuals and contribute to the development of the Sensory Environment. You will receive regular supervision and be eligible for training. 

You will be an enthusiastic and dynamic therapist, working as part of a team to deliver Occupational Therapy services in accordance with the Codes of Practice of the College of Occupational Therapy. It is essential that the successful candidate has an interest in developing young people’s functional skills and meeting sensory needs and have worked with children previously, preferably with children with SEND. Basic IT skills and the ability to work flexibly and collaboratively as part of a busy team are essential for all aspects of this post. 

A successful candidate will have to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post. Experience working with ASD/Experience in CAMHS is preferable. Bursting with Potential is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our service. All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks. Bursting with Potential is an equal opportunities employer. There are plenty of career development and progression opportunities that can see you grow as part of our small team. It can be so much more than just a job for now, you can be part of our service’s journey and development and change children’s lives.   

Role – Occupational Therapist Band 6 equivalent  

Location – Eye, Peterborough   

Salary – £35,392 – £37,350 pro rata 

Hours –Part-Time or full time considered   

Your responsibilities 

  • Carry out occupational therapy assessments in clinic, homes and schools. Using standardised and non-standardised assessment tools.  
  • Plan and carry out one-to-one Occupational Therapy interventions.  
  • Plan and facilitate group activities/interventions.  
  • Deliver training in schools or to parents.
  • Provide consultancy advice to schools.
  • Opportunity to supervise staff.
  • Contribute to developing and reviewing aspects of the OT clinical programme, and maintain appropriate levels of purposeful and therapeutic activity in consultation with the team. 
  • Promote, encourage and assist service users to engage and participate in the occupation. 
  • To be aware of individual service users’ needs through communication with MDT. 
  • To observe general behaviour, ability and response of service users to activities and communicate these observations to other members of the multidisciplinary team as appropriate. 
  • Report relevant aspects of service user’s performance, behaviour and treatment outcomes, and any concerns to the Occupational Therapists. 
  • Provide oral and written reports about service users as required 

To be successful in this role, you’ll need 

  • To be a qualified Occupational Therapist 
  • Experience as an OT within a hospital or care setting or relevant practice in a similar setting. 
  • Understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy 
  • Range of practical skills which are relevant to the post (cooking, baking, craftwork, art, fitness, sports, drama, education) 
  • Ability to work with individuals/groups within a supportive environment. 
  • Ability to present information and practical activity to groups and within individual sessions 
  • Able to use initiative within the area of delegated responsibility. 
  • Ability to carry out a range of administration tasks as required. 
  • Must have adequate literacy and numeracy skills for writing clinical reports and completing administration tasks for the service. 
  • Ability to follow a structured work timetable and tasks as delegated. 

Where you will be working  

Location: Thorney Road, Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7UN  

You will be working at Bursting with Potential, which is a small independent therapy service with good facilities, covering the Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire areas. Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will provide assessment, intervention and support for children and young people 0-25 with SEND and their families. At times our clients may be experiencing mental health difficulties or behaviours that challenge. The role includes travelling to community appointments and schools and requires a driver with use of a car.  

What you will get: 

  • A work laptop/iPad
  • Assessment and therapy tools and resources
  • Access to a large selection of reference books
  • Agile working policy, including working from home
  • Supervision, support and appraisals
  • CPD training
  • A workplace pension
  • 5.6 weeks’ paid holiday inclusive of 8 days bank holiday entitlement. 
  • Your birthday off paid.   
  • Wellbeing support and activities