Are you a Newly Qualified Occupational Therapist wanting to gain experience working with Autistic People with additional needs? 

Does working 4 days a week but with FULL pay sound like a dream?!* 

It doesn’t have to be! Have a better work/life balance and come and work for Outcomes First Group!

Job Title:         Occupational Therapist

Location:         Barton School, Lincolnshire 

Salary:            up to £53,200 (dependent on experience) plus £3000 Welcome Bonus and Relocation package £3000. (Relocation package dependent/ agreed based on distance) + £2000 CPD Training Allowance 

Hours:              37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9.00am – 17.00pm

Contract:         Permanent, 52 weeks per annum

About the role

We understand the value of helping our employees to achieve their Continued Professional Development goals, and offer a £2,000 training allowance to allow you to complete role specific training tailored to your individual requirements.

Barton School are looking for an enthusiastic newly qualified Occupational Therapist to join our expanding team. In the role you would be required to complete a preceptorship year under the supervision of a senior occupational therapist before working more independently following competencies being signed off. As a registered practitioner you will be expected to implement a holistic, therapeutic and dynamic approach to helping our pupils in their daily lives with supervision, whilst being personally responsible for your professional practice and maintenance of CPD. As part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will assess and treat individuals within the service, delivering meaningful activity within an individual and group environment. You will be required to do screening and assessments as required, with report writing being supported by your supervisor initially. In addition, you will provide information and training to staff, commissioners and other agencies as required.

You would be working within our supportive multi-disciplinary therapy team to help create an environment where our pupils can flourish, learn and develop. The team includes Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and therapy assistants.  Someone with a rounded and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

Location: Barton School, Lincolnshire     

Options Barton School

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education and care. We have services covering all of England and North Wales. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit: https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/

Essential Criteria:

  • Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons).
  • Registered with the HCPC and RCOT registered.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to deadlines. 
  • Clinical problem-solving ability. 
  • Ability to assess young people’s needs and formulate a treatment plan, from a range of OT modalities. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively to all including families, carers, Local Authorities and wider communities. 
  • Ability to keep legible and accurate records in accordance with HCPC & RCOT.
  • Ability to be autonomous including when organising, delegating and prioritising. 
  • Good team player in all areas.
  • Ability to motivate self and others.
  • To be flexible to the changing needs of the YP and service.
  • Responsible and reliable.
  • Good organisational skills.
  • Able to use initiative and be innovative.
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Professional appearance.

 What’s in it for you?

You will be working with an ambitious and driven service that’s really going places, supported by an exceptional team of likeminded individuals who are keen to learn from you. This is an opportunity to enrich the lives of the people we support and make a positive difference, in a role where you have autonomy.

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make Outcomes First Group the success it is, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact: recruitment@ofgl.co.uk

Why work for us? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
    Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • Work 4 days, be paid for 5 *T&C’s apply – following  successful completion of the probation period

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of our people in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

Job ID 235423


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