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Job Title:          Senior Occupational Therapist

Location:          Nash House – Upton Grange, South East

Salary:              Up to £53,200 dependent on experience plus £3000 Welcome Bonus

Hours:              37.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday, 08:30am-16:30pm

Contract:          Permanent, 52 weeks

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.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the team and will have the opportunity to continually develop from in house training with our highly qualified Clinical teams. You will be responsible for overseeing and implementing Occupational Therapy. You will undertake agreed delegated management responsibilities for example supervisions, appraisals, and audits. You will also work collaboratively with other clinicians to deliver bespoke assessment and intervention plans for young people with a primary diagnosis of trauma, with associated needs such as ADHD, social communication difficulties, sensory processing needs and Autism within these educational settings.

Outcomes First Group uses a holistic, therapeutic approach to help our children, young people and adults in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy. Undertaking all aspects of Occupational Therapy clinical duties, you will adhere to professional and regulatory guidelines, carrying out specialist individual assessments and interventions, and preparing relevant documentation, including writing reports. You will also contribute significantly to providing information and training to staff, commissioners, and other agencies.

Our well-established multidisciplinary Clinical Team across the group maintain a nurturing and loving environment, where our children can flourish. Always putting our pupils at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our pupils are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.

When it comes to looking after our pupils we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading  service provider in the UK. With this in mind, we are looking for Senior Occupational Therapists who shares our vision; to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Location: Nash House – Upton Grange, South East 

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education. 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 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:

  • Degree in Occupational Therapy, HCPC and RCOT membership 
  • Must have Sensory Integration Training/qualification
  • Valid and up to date HCPC registration
  • Experience within the specialist client group. (complex trauma, attachment disorders, complex communication issues relating to autism, sensory impairment, learning disabilities/difficulties and associated behaviours that challenge)
  • Experience of working within an educational setting would be advantageous
  • Relevant post-qualification experience working as a Therapist, including working with the specific client group in an educational setting
  • Skills in co-working, liaison and consultation with others, especially with regard to highly complex cases
  • Specialist knowledge of OT assessments and interventions
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, complex, technical and clinically sensitive information to the specific client group, their carers and families and a wide range of professionals outside the service

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?

Alongside working with a network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection and practice development, Outcomes First Group offer an array of flexible benefit options


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 the 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 children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

Job ID: 241618



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