Job Description


Occupational Therapist

£25,907 - £31,615 Per Annum
Job Requirements/Description
Full-time (Part-time considered) Witherslack Group is a nationwide network of sector-leading schools, Learning Centres and children’s homes. The therapeutic practice model within Witherslack Group is informed by evidenced based theory and recognised best practice. It aims to support children and young people with Developmental Trauma, Neuro-developmental Conditions and Special Educational Needs, to live healthy and happy lives, establish meaningful relationships and achieve their full potential. Many of our settings have established trauma-informed, ADHD Friendly and National Autistic Society accredited approaches to education and care. The Clinical Service Team within each setting includes Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical and Educational Psychologists, and a broad range of Therapists with expertise in Counselling, and Drama, Art and Psychotherapy. As we are expanding and developing our Clinical Services Team, we are looking for enthusiastic Band 5 Occupational Therapists who have an interest in developing their knowledge and experience within our challenging, but rewarding, settings. Previous experience working with children/young people, Autism and/or SEMH would be useful, but is not essential. The successful applicant will be working alongside experienced Occupational Therapists and other members of the multi-disciplinary team to provide assessment and intervention across a range of settings, including specialist educational provisions and care homes. They will be supported by regular supervision, mentoring and appraisal. CPD is encouraged and facilitated, including access to the national network of clinicians who work together to develop evidence based practice according to special interests. What we can provide: The opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of OT’s, Speech and Language therapists, Psychologists, Talking and Creative Therapists, school and care staff, to support the best possible outcomes for the young people in our care; Weekly clinical supervision with onsite specialist OT to support your learning and career development, as well as a buddy system where you will be paired with a member of the onsite team for informal guidance and support; A commitment to your Continued Professional Development: individualised support and training in Autism, SEMH, Developmental Trauma and ADHD; opportunities to attend in-house and external training; access to national Special Interest Groups focused on topics such as Sensory Integration, autism, developmental trauma, and school based Occupational Therapy; Regular Internal Team Around the Child (ITAC) meetings, to ensure young people have access to cohesive, integrated and prioritised services;To apply for this role you must be an HCPC registered OT; membership of the RCOT is recommended. Experience of working with children and young people with autism, social and emotional and mental health needs, sensory processing and/or motor/coordination difficulties would be useful. Benefits and Support A competitive salary Paid school holidays A contributory pension scheme, up to 5% Comprehensive induction and ongoing training Extensive Group staff benefits, such as a Medicash Health Plan/Employee Assistance and Cycle-to-Work schemeBe the difference, be inspired, be you The Witherslack Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. For a full job description and person specification, please see the attached document
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