Occupational Therapist

Therapists - Newham, North East London

Ref: 4822Friday 26 April 2024

Occupational Therapist – School-Based

Looking for a great work/life balance and paediatric work?

Seeking the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable young people and children?

Looking for a supportive and enjoyable working atmosphere?

I am actively recruiting HCPC registered Occupational Therapists to work in Special Schools and with pupils with SEND in other school-based environments. A school-based Occupational Therapist aims to help vulnerable children and young people be as independent as possible. You will look at the whole child, tackling individual tasks and helping children find ways to do what they need and want to do. You will also liaise closely with the multi-disciplinary team, including Physiotherapists, Speech & Language Therapists, and teaching/support staff. You will engage with the children and young people within the school in innovative, helpful therapeutic and meaningful activities, supporting them in learning and reaching their full potential.


About us

Parker Smith Inclusion is an ethical, people-focused SEND recruitment consultancy. We have several Occupational Therapist vacancies available, and we are actively looking to connect with individuals looking to work in paediatrics or education. We want to speak to professionals passionate about working with vulnerable children and young people with highly complex needs.



  • You must hold a recognised Occupational Therapy degree and be HCPC registered.
  • You will need solid experience, ideally working with highly vulnerable children and young people or children with Autism/ASC and learning disabilities.
  • Overseas trained and newly qualified Band 5 Occupational Therapists are welcome to apply!
  • In line with NHS band scales, however, please note that sometimes your salary will be pro-rated as it is term-time only. The working hours are 8:30am to 4pm, so for our OTs looking for work-life balance, this is a huge benefit. This also benefits our OTs who work privately or like to have free time to work on other projects!


Interested in hearing more?

Please get in touch if you want to hear more about our Occupational Therapist opportunities! You can apply by responding to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to Francesca at Parker Smith Inclusion.

Unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in this role if you are not contacted within 5 working days. However, we will keep your CV, and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEN 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.

By applying for this role, you consent to Parker Smith Inclusion Ltd storing your personal details in our fully encrypted database, in line with the new GDPR requirements.


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