Lead Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist - North East London

Ref: 5350Wednesday 26 June 2024

£43,742 - £57,349

Role: Lead Occupational Therapist

Location: North East London

Start date: ASAP or September

Contract details: Band 7 or 8, Flexible options: permanent full time or part time

Salary: £43,742 - £57,349, depending on experience

Job Summary:

We are currently looking for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join a school trust, supporting a broad range of needs. This is a unique role with plenty of progression opportunities. The trust requires an experienced OT as you will be building a therapy team as you grow within the role! The ideal candidate will need to be a qualified Occupational Therapist with a current HCPC registration and paediatric experience.

About the School Trust

Working for this trust comes with great opportunity for CPD and access to very specific training from well known experts in SEND. You will have the opportunity to build and develop the trust's therapy service and grow the team across all of their sites across East London and some Essex primary schools. Eventually this role will also include OT support across their mainstream schools. Working with a range of sites means that you will acquire skills and experience across a wide range of SEND including but not limited to PD, LD, SLCN, MLD, PMLD, Autism, and Access Needs. The support this school provides is essential and you applicants have the opportunity to be a part of something very special!

Lead Occupational Therapist Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high quality, school-based Occupational Therapy Service to children, their families, care givers and school staff
  • Assessment, strategies, training, modelling, programs and equipment/adaptation recommendations
  • Consult school staff such as Senior Leaders, SENCOs, and class teachers to support the integration of OT principles into the curriculum
  • Identify training needs amongst school staff and parents
  • Interviewing and appointing a multidisciplinary therapy team including Therapy Assistants
  • Contribute to Annual Reviews as and when required
  • Measuring and evaluating outcomes 
  • Contribute to the creation of service development outcomes
  • Creating resources
  • Providing strategies through coaching


  • Qualified Paediatric Occupational Therapist
  • Relevant professional qualification
  • HCPC registration
  • Solid paediatric OT experience, ideally working with a broad range of SEND to include Autism
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Experience in working with Children with Complex Needs

Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our Occupational Therapy opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to elise.harnwell@psinclusion.co.uk

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

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