Autism Therapists

London and Scotland 

 

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 exciting opportunities for full time therapists to join our Scotland and London teams. We are looking for individuals with a degree (or equivalent) in  child development, education, speech and language, occupational therapy or a related discipline. Candidates must have a minimum of 1 years 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

 

Major tasks:

  1. Direct delivery of therapy to children and their families
  2. Development of individualised PRT therapy programmes for each child under guidance of service manager and consultants
  3. Support with promotion and marketing of project
  4. Communication and liaison with parents and other stakeholders
  5. Support with baseline and ongoing assessment and data collection and graphing for ongoing evaluation of programme and service
  6. Support with planning and undertaking small and large scale research projects
  7. Organisation and cataloguing of toys and resources

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

Essential

Graduate qualification (or equivalent) in Child Devlopment/Autism/ Education/ Speech Therapy  or Occupational Therapy

or

PGCE

Minumum of 1 years 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

Commitment to completing certification in NDBI approach ‘Play2Talk’- 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

First Aid at Work qualification

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

 

 

Application Process

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