Occupational Therapist Assistant Internship - Manchester, UK - OT for Kids

Medical Sciences
United Kingdom
Manchester
Period: 
1 Nov, 2019 to 31 Dec, 2020
Deadline: 
29 Nov, 2019

General information

Duration: 
6 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

OT for Kids is part of Tx Group, the UK’s leading provider in therapy and educational services within the North West. Tx Group provides a range of bespoke, evidence-based and high-quality services to individuals, businesses and organisations such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, CIMT, podiatry, orthotics and prosthetics and performance training.  

 

OT for Kids provides high-quality occupational therapy assessments, reports and treatments for children. Our team of experienced and dedicated occupational therapists work with children of varying needs and difficulties to improve the daily skills required to develop, recover, improve, as well as maintain the skills needed for daily living. We work with individuals in the clinic, at home and in educational settings such as mainstream and special schools, to deliver occupational therapy assessments and therapy programmes. OT for Kids is committed to helping children achieve their maximum potential by providing the support that can really make a difference to children, their families schools and communities.

 

OT for Kids has an exciting opportunity for an occupation therapist intern to join our team of passionate therapists. We anticipate an intern will play a leading role in the development of OT for Kids as a service. You will have the opportunity to assist paediatric occupational therapists providing occupational therapy support to children in school settings. Assisting in the treatment of children with physical and sensory conditions, completing patient’s notes, delivering therapy groups for children with problems of handwriting, organisational skills, fine and gross motor skills and working with speech therapists, physiotherapists and psychologists as part of a multidisciplinary team.

 

The occupational therapist intern will help with writing therapy reports and documenting assessments, interventions and recommendations and will be working with teachers and teaching assistants to raise awareness of occupational therapy, and advise how occupational therapy can be best delivered in a school setting. Other important tasks of this role include: triaging referrals, assisting with social media, writing blog posts and website content, assisting with marketing and business development of the occupational therapy service and working in different school and work settings.

 

 This position is perfect for anybody who is interested in occupational therapy, occupational therapists.

 

What does it take to be successful in this role?

To be successful in this role you would need to:

  • Make a valuable contribution to OT for Kids during the time with us

  • Have a positive impact on the lives of children and young people, and their families 

  • Form a positive relationship with other members of the team

 

The ideal candidate:

The successful applicant must meet the following requirements:

  • Be currently studying towards a degree in OT or recent graduate in OT

  • Have experience working with children 

  • Have a high level of English

  • Be flexible

  • Be happy to use public transport to go to schools

  • Be friendly

  • Provide DBS - criminal record check

  • Have insurance provided by the University

 

Our ideal candidate will have great prioritisation, time management, organisation and communication skills. Excellent written and verbal communication is also expected from the candidate. 

 

We are looking for someone empathetic, understanding and positive about working with children. A patient, resilient and creative person will be suitable for this role.

 

Why us?

At OT for Kids, we believe that looking after our employees and providing them with an enjoyable working environment is an important aspect of a successful organisation. If you are successful in this application process, you will be able to enjoy:

  • Working for a growing, forward-thinking organisation.

  • Training and professional development opportunities.

  • Seeing the results of your hard work change lives for the better.  

  • Regular staff events.

  • Experience working in UK schools

  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team

  • Regular training

  • Clinical supervision and line management from a therapist

  • Increase their employment opportunities 

 

Applying:

To apply for this internship please email a copy of your CV with a covering letter to [email protected] 

In the covering message/letter, please ensure that you answer the following questions:

  1. Do you have Skype (if so what are your contact details)?

  2. Do you have WhatsApp (if so what are your contact details)?

  3. Do you have Facebook Messenger (if so what are your contact details)?

  4. How long is the internship for? (our minimum internships are 3 months)

  5. What dates are you looking to start/finish your internship? 

  6. When do you graduate? 

Compensation: 
No financial compensation

Keywords

Occupational therapy  Occupational therapist  

Additional Information

Link: https://txgroup.co.uk
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Independent User B2