Senior Occupational Therapist

3 - Years    Doha, Qatar

Job Description

Mind Institute, a state-of-the-art special needs centre in Qatar, seeks an Occupational Therapist to join its growing multidisciplinary team. Mind Institute provides the highest standard of care via focused assessment, comprehensive treatment, and individualised education plans, placing great emphasis on the clinical background and skills of our therapists working with the centre's broad client base. Mind Institute's multidisciplinary team is comprised of diverse and highly qualified clinical professionals, special educators and shadow teachers, hailing from over ten countries - including the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Morocco, India, Tunisia, Pakistan, Denmark, France and Canada. The centre serves over 150 clients, both children and adults, in a number of areas across Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis, Sensory Integration and Psychology. 
To provide clinically effective, person-centred, and evidence-based occupational therapy assessment and intervention to children at Mind Institute and Mind Center for Special Needs.
To provide support and training to all education staff with regard to occupational therapy interventions. 
The Occupational Therapist will be expected to work in collaboration with allied professionals and maintain links with a variety of bodies. 
These will include: 
Center staff
Other professionals working with the clients
Relevant Community Services 
To provide Occupational Therapy services to both clinic and educational settings, focusing on sensory-motor development and functional skills. 
To work as part of the therapy team, assessing the client's OT needs in regards to sensory, physical and self-care using both standardised and non-standardised assessments. 
To use clinical reasoning skills, analyse and interpret assessment results to set appropriate therapy goals and outcome measures. 
To monitor, evaluate and modify intervention in order to measure progress and ensure the effectiveness of the intervention. 
To provide individual or small group therapy, as required. 
To liaise with all team members and family to provide a coordinated approach and ensure occupational therapy treatment is integrated into the client's targets that support learning and skills for daily living. This could include home visits and phone calls. 
To contribute to and/or provide training to both colleagues or clients. To work in a multidisciplinary team, including speech and language therapists, psychologists, ABA therapists, physiotherapists and special educators.
To develop and monitor OT programmes implemented by the Special Education Teachers and Learning Assistants. 
To support, advise and supervise the same. 
To assess for, advise and order specialist equipment, being aware of financial implications and restrictions in liaison with reporting relationships. 
To instruct those working with children how to use equipment and set guidelines for its use correctly. 
To attend centre arranged meetings for children, including IEP meetings, reviews and parent meetings. 
To independently manage a clinical caseload and time effectively, prioritising work as required. 
To complete and maintain accurate treatment records in accordance with Minds Clinical Records Policy.
To write professional reports to be shared at review meetings and to attend review meetings where appropriate.
To be responsible for the equipment used in carrying out duties, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others through teaching, training and supervision of practice. 
To be accountable for own professional action and recognise own professional boundaries, seeking advice where appropriate. 
To be aware of the sensitivity required to work closely, effectively, and professionally with our children, parents/ carers, and other professionals. 
To respect the confidentiality, individuality, values and cultural and religious diversity of pupils. 
To undertake centre induction programmes and continued professional development (CPD) through the use of off-site and in-house training, contact and involvement with relevant special interest groups, attendance of CPD, and review of literature as required. 
To maintain own clinical professional development by keeping abreast of new developments within the profession and ensure that practice is based on best available evidence. To review and reflect on own practise and performance through effective use of professional and operational supervision.
To participate in staff meetings, department meetings and liaison meetings with other professionals. 
To promote awareness of the role of occupational therapy within the centre and home community. 
Position Requirements 
Education: Bachelor s Degree/Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from an accredited institution.
Experience: Minimum 3 years relevant experience. 
Experience in Sensory Integration preferred.
Language: English is mandatory

Skills Required

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Job Detail

  • Job Id
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  • Job Type:
    Full Time
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  • Job Location
    Doha, Qatar
  • Education
    Any Graduate
  • Experience
    3 - Years
  • Apply By
    Dec 06, 2021
  • Job Posting Date
    Aug 06, 2021