Occupational Therapist

Ashford, Kent

Part time, Term Time only

£30k - £40k FTE depending on experience

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our service Heath Farm School based in Ashford, Kent.

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).

The role will also involve the provision of advice, information and training to staff, other members of the clinical/wellbeing and multi-disciplinary teams, commissioners and other agencies regarding issues relevant to mental health and well-being, autism, learning difficulties, developmental trauma and associated conditions including children and young people who present with behaviours which challenge.

Multidisciplinary working is essential to Heath Farm School’s 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 the provision is a key part of this role.

You will be working with another full time Occupational Therapist, 2 full time Speech and Language Therapists and a number of Psychotherapists.  You will also have access to use our newly installed SI Suite in which to deliver specialist provision.

About the School

It is an exciting time to join Heath Farm School.  With the leadership of a forward-thinking Headteacher, the school and its team are focused on delivering a holistic approach to the needs of our students  Heath Farm is an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education. 

Our students present with a wide range of social, emotional and mental health needs.  All classes have excellent ratios of at least 2:1 students to adults.  Typically classes have between 6-9 students.


You will be an experienced Occupational Therapist with active HCPC registration. 

We can consider applications from newly qualified Occupational Therapists for this role.

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

In return

Outcomes First Group are innovators in education and care and the leading childrens service provider in the UK.  A Gold standard employer we have been recognised as Great Place to Work certified for the second year running.

This role forms part of our national wellbeing strategy which is a well-resourced provision implemented to ensure all young people will be nurtured, their physical and mental health will be prioritised, and they will be given opportunities leading to outcomes that align with their strengths and abilities.  Join us and you will have a real opportunity to implement change leading to the best possible outcomes working as part of a team of skilled and expert clinicians.

We offer continuous professional training and development for a clear career path, professional supervision, and a network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development.  Our benefits package includes shopping discounts and cashback for hundreds of retailers, access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more.  We also offer a Cycle to Work scheme, BUPA Employee Assistance Programme and Salary Finance (eg advances on your earned pay).

If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or would like further information please contact Sam Rennells on  sam.rennells@acorneducationandcare.co.ukor Jackie Yates jyates@heathfarmschool.org.

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.

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