Overview

Responsible to:  Head of Therapy

Role Summary

To work closely with pupils and their teachers to provide specialist direct and indirect therapy using a range of techniques including: sensory integration, anxiety management, emotional regulation training, developing functional life skills and skills of daily living.

To provide professional support to our Jigsaw+ division working with young adults with autism.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assessment and diagnosis of a range of paediatric motor, perceptual, sensory and functional difficulties.
  • Planning and writing appropriate therapy interventions, making judgements about type and timing of treatment negotiated with parents and school.
  • Writing and/or delivering group and individual therapy as required and integrating therapy into the class rooms and individual curriculums.
  • Integrating therapy programmes with principles of applied behaviour analysis where appropriate.
  • Managing own caseload effectively with support from more experienced practitioner’s as required to manage complex cases. Providing advice and therapy programmes to educational staff, parents and other health professionals.
  • Assessing and evaluating therapy outcomes and contributing findings to Annual Review meetings via reports or attendance as required.
  • Managing parental and/or School anxieties regarding intervention and prognosis. Evaluating treatment outcomes.

 

Hours & Leave

34.5 hours per week

Monday to Friday

 (over 5 days)

X4 days 9am to 4.30pm with Tuesdays 9am to 5.30pm

 

44 days holiday plus 8 statutory bank holiday days per year

The School operates across three terms 

Competitive Salary 

Plus benefits package

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About Jigsaw School

Jigsaw School provides education for children with autism, following principles of ABA. The School is overseen by the Jigsaw Trust, a registered Charity set up in 1999 by a group of parents of children with autism.