Sensory Integration Therapist
Closing date: Monday, 27th Jan 2020
Salary £15.12 per hour/£29,090.88 per annum pro rata
Hours per Week 29.6
Annual Leave 25 days holiday plus 10 days statutory holidays (pro rata, to be taken during College holiday periods)
DBS Enhanced with child and adult barring
In order to support our valued team members we offer:
Access to health scheme covering dental care/physiotherapy/birth grant etc
Access to confidential advice line covering legal advice, relationship issues, stress and anxiety
Access to free of charge independent counselling service
Free eye tests
Free of charge DBS check
35 days annual leave
Flexible work patterns
Enhanced sick pay
Long service awards
Opportunity to buy additional annual leave
Range of family-friendly policies to support your work/life balance
Henshaws Specialist College in Harrogate is a transformational place. Through our personalised approach to education, learning and care we empower young people aged 16-25 living with a disability to progress and live life the way they want.
We provide an integrated therapy delivery service and that we work collaboratively with our care and education colleagues to support students to access learning.
Due to increased student numbers, we are recruiting for an experienced and motivated Sensory Integration (SI) Therapist to work at our inspiring college in Harrogate.
To assess, deliver and evaluate high-quality sensory integration programmes to young people with a range of complex needs. You will work in a multi-disciplinary team of therapists, specialists, tutors and care professionals. A key function of the role is to enable students and service users to engage with and access their college programme, leisure and recreational opportunities. You will provide advice, guidance, training and support to ensure that best sensory integration practice is promoted.
Key responsibilities will include:
To undertake specialist high-quality assessments and make recommendations about appropriate therapeutic interventions for each young person, in accordance with individually assessed needs. Assess all components of the sensory systems and how this impacts on their functional performance and behaviour.
Produce sensory profiles and related information regarding the effective support of an individual; which may contain information regarding their motor, perceptual and modulation presentation skills, and to ascertain how any deficits impact on their function and participation.
Produce and communicate sensory profiles and guidance for our colleagues to enable them to deliver appropriately stimulating, meaningful and engaging programmes.
To uphold Henshaws values of Informed, Sharing, Proactive, Inspiring, Compassionate and Empowering.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Ability to work within a framework of reflective practice and supervision (clinical)
Skilled at making a differential diagnosis and identifying the appropriate intervention on the basis of evidence from the assessment.
A professional qualification in sensory integration from the si network or asiwise, level 3 or equivalent that allows for assessment, interpretation, design and delivery of sensory integration therapy, is essential.
Closing date: Monday 27th January 2020 at 12 Noon
Henshaws Society for Blind People aims to employ a diverse workforce and is committed to equality of employment and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. This role may require an enhanced DBS check, please refer to the job description for further details. Registered Charity No: 221888