Senior (Graduate) PRT Therapist

Scotland (Stirling based but travelling Scotland wide)

£21,450-24,375

Blue Sky Autism Project is a small innovative charity providing specialist therapeutic input to preschool children with autism and other developmental disabilities. We work using the most up to date researched approaches and have an exciting opportunity for a full time senior graduate therapist to join our Scotland team (Stirling based but travelling Scotland wide). We are looking for individuals with a degree and masters (or equivalent) in psychology, child development, education or a related discipline. Candidates must have experience of working with young children, have knowledge and awareness of child development and have a specific interest in autism. Training and certification will be provided to successful candidates. Candidates must be willing to travel.

 

Job description

Hours: 37.5

Job Purpose:

Supporting the daily running of our London service, managing rotas and schedules, supporting the setting up, running therapy programmes for children and families under supervision of consultant. Supervising and supporting volunteer team. Specific responsibility for formative and summative assessment and organising and planning research studies.

Major tasks:

  1. Direct delivery of therapy to children and their families
  2. 3. Development of individualised PRT therapy programmes for each child under guidance of service manager and consultant
  3. Supervision and practical training of volunteers, including recruiting and managing volunteers
  4. Support with promotion and marketing of project and services.
  5. Supervision of junior therapists.
  6. Communication and liaison with parents and other stakeholders
  7. Support with baseline and ongoing assessment and data collection and graphing for ongoing evaluation of programme and service
  8. Support with planning and undertaking small and large scale research projects
  9. Organisation and cataloguing of toys and resources

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Essential

Masters level qualification in Psychology /Autism/ Education or Child Development

or

PGCE

Experience of working with children 0-5 and 5-10 who have autism or related disabilities

Knowledge of child development

Experience of using standardized assessment tools

Experience of quantitative research methods

Experience with SSSP

Commitment to completing fidelity in PRT- up to Level 3

Ability to act on own initiative

Ability to prioritise and make decisions

Commitment to personal and organisational development

Commitment to the development of all children of all abilities

 

Desirable:

Therapy experience in home based programmes with early year’s children

PRT Level 1 certification

First Aid at Work qualification

Training in evidence based interventions such as PRT/ESDM/ABA

 

 

Application Process

Please email us on hello@blueskyautism.com for an application pack

Closing Date: 9th June 2017