Clinical - HCPC

Occupational Therapist – Part-time – Specialist School

Occupational Therapist
Part-Time, 3-day weeks but flexible
Specialist Autism School – Children, Ages 7 – 17
£35,392 – £42,618 pro-rata + Fantastic Company Benefits
South London

Are you an OT seeking flexible working patterns?
Are you excited by the prospect of having the autonomy to tailor the school’s OT offering?
Then this may be the opportunity for you!

Compass Associates is pleased to be collaborating with a leading provider of specialist care for children on a nationwide scale in the UK. They specialise in bespoke schools and nurturing residential homes that meet each individual’s social and educational needs.

In order to help the provider’s deliver specialised and evidence-based treatments that are proven to help tackle the issues faced by its service users, we are working in partnership to headhunt for an Occupational Therapist to join one of their specialist schools.

This state-of-the-art school is dedicated to children aged 7 to 17, who confront challenges such as Autism and other Learning Disabilities. The institution excels in supporting students who have become school-phobic or have been out of education for an extended period, guiding them towards successful reintegration into the school system.

As the Occupational Therapist, you'll become an integral part of a cohesive and experienced multidisciplinary team, which includes Speech & Language Therapists, Clinical Psychologists, Music Therapists, and Counsellors. While you will be the sole on-site OT, your role involves supervising the delivery of universal care and therapy by core staff, with a small caseload of 1:1 therapy. Additional support will be provided by the Head Teacher and the Senior OT for the region.

The role is based at the specialist school in Sutton, South London and is commutable from Lambeth, Dartford, Maidstone, Tonbridge, Crawley, Guildford, Woking, Staines-upon-Thames, Brentford, and other surrounding towns and villages.

– A degree in Occupational Therapy
– HCPC Registration
– Education or CAMHS Experience

Shift Pattern:
As an Occupational Therapist, you will be expected to work 3 days per week (within Mon – Fri). This is quite flexible as applicants wanting 4 days or full-time are also welcome.

Interview Process:
3 stages: 1st stage is an informal introductory virtual conversation as an opportunity to learn more about the role. This is followed by the 2nd stage – an informal visit at the school. The final stage is a more formal interview with a panel including the Senior OT, Head Teacher and an HR Representative.

Salary and Benefits:
This Occupational Therapist position pays an equivalent of Band 6, at £35,392 – £42,618 pro-rata, depending on experience and qualifications. Band 5 and Band 7 applicants are welcome and will be remunerated accordingly. It also includes an industry-leading benefit package as follows:

6 weeks holiday per year during the school holidays
CPD and training
OFSTED bonuses
Comprehensive induction programme
Life insurance
Cycle to work scheme, and laptop loans
High street discounts
Birthday treats
Long service and employee of the month awards
Employee assistance and counselling service
Wellbeing support and advice
Refer a friend scheme

Contact Details:
To apply, or for more information and an informal confidential discussion please contact Lijani Cherry at 02394 211 143 or email [email protected].

Compass Recruitment Solutions Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer £200 John Lewis vouchers for each successful recommendation.

Specialist Care

Lijani Cherry (MREC CertRP)

Senior Consultant - Mental Health, Complex Care and Learning Disabilities

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