Up to £40000 per annum + pro rata part time hours

Job Title:
Occupational Therapist

pro rata part time hours

Croydon, London

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Job Title: Occupational Therapist

Full time or Part time hours

Salary: £40,000 ( part time pro rata )

Location: Croydon

Bright Futures, Inspired By You.

We are looking for therapists join our expanding Therapeutic Team to cover the school in Croydon.

There's nothing more rewarding than helping someone believe in themselves, have the confidence to celebrate their own uniqueness and achieve success that is personal to them.

This is an exciting opportunity to further develop and use your therapeutic knowledge and experience to support colleagues across the Group deliver positive outcomes for young people. We will accept nearly qualified applications

At Horizon, we live up to our values, and we value our people. We are proud to be one of the most innovative providers of young people's residential care and education in the UK. Our success means that we are opening new residential homes and schools and making a difference for young people in a variety of new areas as well as continuing to support young people in our established services.

Who are we!

Horizon Care & Education are looking for a creative Occupational Therapist to join our passionate team, delivering a comprehensive therapeutic service for children in our care. This role involves providing support and oversight to teams in education.

This is role will be based from the nearest school in your region with an expectation to regularly travel to other sites in your portfolio in accordance to service need. You will conduct assessment and intervention, provide support to teams and be an active part of the wider MDT.

Delivery of training is an important aspect of the role. At Horizon we train all our staff in our Shine Therapeutic model which includes DDP/PACE therapeutic parenting.

What you'll get to do

  • Manage your own caseload of schools to provide high levels of support and consultation for operational colleagues
  • Provide therapeutic advice and guidance to teams to enable them to support young people throughout their journey with Horizon
  • To be responsible for assessments, goal setting and recommendations for therapeutic support for your own caseload.
  • To develop, write and regularly review/update therapeutic goals for children and young people in education.
  • To develop and contribute to the delivery of therapeutic and psychological training to all staff in the organisation as part of the Therapeutic Academy.
  • Benefit from regular supervision and CPD activities
  • Benefit from opportunities to participate in service development activities across the Horizon Group

What were looking for from you:

  • HCPC registered.
  • BSc/MSc registered Occupational Therapist
  • Experience of working with Children and Young People or relevant demonstrable transferable skills
  • We will accept nearly qualified
  • Post registration qualifications in sensory integration would be advantageous
  • A desire to support services through embedding therapeutic practice
  • Experience of teaching, training and/or supervision.
  • Well-developed skills in the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
  • Ability to work autonomously with the support from individual and peer supervision
  • Ability to role model behaviours and attitudes in line with organisational values
  • A sound understanding of Microsoft Office components, including knowledge of Excel, Teams and SharePoint
  • Full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle

Here are just some of the benefits of working for us:

  • Friendly, small passionate teams
  • Rewarding work helping our young people aged 8-18 reach their potential in their daily lives and through their learning
  • Competitive salary
  • Mileage allowance
  • Comprehensive induction programme, highly praised by new recruits
  • Career advancement pathways and CPD support
  • Face to face therapeutic training and support for all staff, with extensive training on the PACE model
  • Access to a wide range of free online courses for all staff on a variety of topics
  • Cashback healthcare plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

​If you would like to come and join us on our journey, changing the lives of the children and young people that we care for, then we would like you to get in touch with our recruitment team for an informal conversation!

Horizon Care and Education is committed to quality, equality, and valuing diversity.

This post is subject to satisfactory criminal records check and satisfactory references.

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