Role:                   Specialist Occupational Therapist

Location:            Kirkby Lonsdale

Contract:            Full time; Permanent 

Salary:                 £30,000 - £38,000 per annum

Are you an Occupational Therapist experienced in working with children and young people with autism?  If so, we have the role for you!

This is an exciting, new opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our Underley Garden’s School, based in Kirkby Lonsdale.  An ideal opportunity for those who would be 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 supporting a team of school-based Occupational therapists.  You will provide a specialist occupational therapy service to children and young people with autism and learning difficulties, undertake assessments of students with diverse presentations to identify their individual sensory, physical, social and environmental needs.  You will support the development and delivery of individualised intervention programmes to help learning and to enable meaningful engagement and participation in activities, social interaction and relationships. You will model standards of best practice and the principles of Clinical Governance within your professional activities. You will have the opportunity to work closely with occupational therapy colleagues and have regular supervision and CPD opportunities.

You will work closely with our specialist in house clinical team which comprises of Clinical Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dance and Movement Therapists, Counsellors, Music Therapist and Psychotherapists.

Relocation package may be available to the right candidate.

Who we are looking for?

We are 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.  Active HCPC registration and experience of working with children and young people with autism is essential.  Travel between sites is necessary so being able to drive is desirable.

Why join us?

Outcomes First Group are innovators in education and care and the leading children's 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 (e.g. advances on your earned pay).

Application process

Applications are invited online through the Outcomes First Group website. 

If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or arrange a visit please call Paula Walker, The Red Rose Hub Wellbeing and Clinical Lead at

The Outcomes First Group are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.  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.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

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