Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist


3 days per week, 22.5 hours

Up to £36,606  pro rata (DOE)



Do you want to be part of and develop a Regional Wellbeing Hub covering leading SEN schools, residential homes and adult services?

Do you want to make a significant difference to a varied and professionally challenging group of children, young people and adults?

Do you want to create 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?

Are you interested in and experienced in the field of autism spectrum conditions, complex or trauma related needs?

If so we have the role for you!

Who we are looking for?

We’re looking for a committed and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join the Outcomes First Group to provide therapy within the east region.

The post holder will form part of the Wellbeing Hub across the east region. They will be mainly situated at Acorn Park School in Banham, Norfolk, however will provide a service to other surrounding schools, residential homes and, if required, fostering agencies within the region.

Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

Experience of working with children with ASD and other complex needs is essential. We are also looking for someone with post-graduate knowledge and training in Sensory Integration therapy.

Please see Job Description / Person Specification for a full list of essential criteria.

About the Group

We are part of the Acorn Education and Care Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Education and Care provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.

About the Role

The post-holder will be responsible for providing individual, specialist assessments and carrying out informed interventions to meet the occupational, physical and sensory needs of our children, young people and adults at a universal, targeted and specialist level. This will include the provision of direct one-to-one sessions or group activities as part of the Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

As directed by the Regional Wellbeing Service Manager and/or Occupational Therapy Lead, the role will also involve the provision of advice, information and training to staff, other members of the clinical/wellbeing and multi-disciplinary teams, commissioners and other agencies regarding issues relevant to autism, learning difficulties, developmental trauma and associated conditions including children, young people and adults who present with behaviours which challenge.

Multidisciplinary working is essential to OFG’s aim to provide a high-quality service that promotes the wellbeing and interests of the children, young people and adults it supports. Collaborative working and integration of OT and therapy support within the day to day running of the provision is a key part of this role.

Why work for us?

  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Social activities
  • Supportive team environment
  • "Your Wellbeing Matters"
  • Employee Rewards Hub
  • Pension
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
  • Access to an allocated budget assigned for continuous professional development and training
  • Well-resourced provision
  • Ongoing funded clinical supervision/Licence

Applications are invited online though the Acorn Care and Education website https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/vacancies/. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or to arrange a visit please contact Jemma Baker on jemma.baker@acornparkschool.co.uk

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