Occupational Therapist 

Staffordshire and Shropshire

£24,000 - £35,000 

Permanent, full time

Are you an Occupational Therapist experienced in working with children with Autism, neurodevelopmental differences and complex needs?

Would you like a post based within easy commute of Birmingham and Derby.

If so, we have the role for you!

We currently have an opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our specialist in house clinical team to be based at our service Options Trent Acres School near Lichfield, whilst also supporting schools and children’s services in the surrounding area.  This is an ideal role for those who are excited by creating a nationally important resource with the substantial backing of a leading provider of education and care for children, young people, and adults with complex needs

About the Role

You will be responsible for providing individual, specialist assessments and carrying out informed interventions to meet the occupational, physical, and sensory needs of our children and young people at a universal, targeted and specialist level.  This will include the provision of direct one-to-one sessions or group activities as part of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

As directed by the Clinical Lead the role will also involve the provision of advice, information and training to staff, other members of the clinical/wellbeing and multi-professional teams, commissioners and other agencies regarding issues relevant to autism, learning difficulties, developmental trauma and associated conditions including children and young people who present with behaviours which challenge.

Multi-professional working is essential to our aim to provide a high-quality service that promotes the wellbeing and interests of the children and young people it supports. Collaborative working and integration of Occupational Therapy and therapy support within the day to day running of each provision is a key part of this role.

Who we are looking for

We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist, someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

HCPC registration and experience (pre or post qualification) of working with children with ASD and/or other complex needs is essential. Post-graduate knowledge and training in Sensory Integration therapy would be desirable however isn’t essential.

A driving license and car are essential due to the regional nature of the role.

Why work for us

  • Professional supervision
  • A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
  • Ongoing funded clinical supervision/Licence
  • Access to our internal platform which offers, employee discounts for 100’s of retailers, recognition cards, wellbeing tools and more.
  • We also offer a Cycle to Work scheme, Bupa Employee Assistance Programme and Salary Finance options (eg advances on your earned pay)

To be considered for this excellent opportunity please apply online today or contact Dr Rachel Stretton (Wellbeing & Clinical Locality Lead) on 01543 473772 for an informal discussion.

The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

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