Sarah Davis Director of Integrated Treatment Services comments
“After working within the National Health Service and the Independent sector throughout the last 13 years, it is my belief that therapists should be provided with optimum working conditions in order to fully support their clients and families. I have called upon my own experience of working directly with a large and varied caseload to prioritise the working conditions required to work effectively for our clients with genuine job satisfaction.”
“In developing our working models at I.T.S. it has been crucially important that our therapists have”;
- Flexibility to work from a setting that suits them
- Control of their caseload – deciding both clinically and geographically their working preferences.
- Access to a support network of other therapists so as not to work in isolation.
- Access to more specialised assessments and equipment to support their work around the client.
- Time to work holistically around the clients needs, making joined up assessment with the team's multi-disciplinary professionals and seeing the client in a range of settings.
- Effective paper work and templates to support and ease the administrative duties of our jobs.
- Autonomy in deciding with the school, care setting, client and the family what approach to therapy will suit them.
I.T.S hold open days/evening to meet therapists and to get to know their working needs. The next dates for open days/evenings are as follows:
The next open evening date is:
Please make contact through our careers form
for further information.
Due to our recent expansion outside of the Midlands, we recognise that it will not always be possible for interested professionals to come along to our Midlands base for an open evening. We are therefore offering online ' Skype' intro sessions where Emily Breden our Area Manager for the Midlands and/or Sarah Davis will talk you through the open evening material and help you understand the working opportunities we have on offer.
To arrange an intro session via Skype, please make contact through our careers form
for further information.
Skype is free and easy to download to your computer if you have a web cam (don't worry it isn't as scary as it seems!)
BUILDING A CASELOAD:
Each therapist working with I.T.S will be notified of new ‘client profiles’ settings, clients and families who are looking for therapy support. I.T.S geographically and clinically match the therapist to the client. Therapists can therefore hand pick a caseload that both suits the time they have available as well as their clinical interests.
Therapists use their home as a base to work from, much of the work is out in the clients home, educational and/or care settings. Access is also available to the I.T.S office.
I.T.S are supportive of therapists who wish to build a caseload alongside an NHS position or who are combining childcare and other lifestyle commitments.
Therapists may take on as little as one client should this match their needs.
Our team is continually growing and it is important to us that each therapist has an impact upon the decision making and the growth of our service;
Bi- monthly meetings ensure that therapists meet online or face to face and allows regular feedback on effective working practices and any needs for change.
Mentoring sessions ensure that all therapists deliver the same high quality service, recognising that therapists will have questions about their clients, their admin and organisation of their caseload each month.
I.T.S email accounts and access to the “online therapist’s area” ensures ready access to colleagues both within and outside the team every day.
Discussion forums take place each month, allowing therapists to interact on pertinent topics such as statementing, specialist approaches, working with case managers etc.
The therapist's area provides;
- Access to downloadable therapy materials
- A discussion forum with the team of therapists
- Equipment available to loan
- An online diary to book appointments and shadow colleagues appointments
- Address lists of local services to support effective liaison
- General useful information to make your job easier
CPD and Training:
All therapists working with I.T.S must ensure that their CPD and training record is up to date and inline with your professional bodies requirements. I.T.S. look to host training sessions requested by therapists as well as facilitating shadowing and mentoring opportunities through our online diary.
Developing a Multi - disciplinary team of therapists
I.T.S. are equally keen to expand our multi-disciplinary team of associated therapists
. We believe it is crucial that our therapists are familiar with each others multi - disciplinary work so we can support the holistic needs of the client.
We would be pleased to hear from you, if you are;
A Speech and Language Therapist
An Occupational Therapist
A Creative Expressive Therapist - music, art, dance/drama
A Psychologist - Educational , Clinical and Cognitive Neuro psychology
Are offering alternative approaches to support clients needs
The next step:
If you are interested in finding out more about working with I.T.S then please do make contact through our careers enquiry form.