Occupational Therapist - Term Time Only

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Hounslow, North West London

Ref: 3211Monday 19 February 2024

£30,000 - £45,000

Occupational Therapist - School-based - Term Time Only

  • Working alongside an outstanding multidisciplinary therapy team

  • School-based, term-time only

  • Great work/life balance (Monday - Friday 8:30 am-4 pm)

  • Fantastic training and career progression opportunities

  • Hounslow, North West London

  • Paid in line with NHS Banding (may be pro-rata due to term time only)

  • Permanent contract; full-time (term time only) OR part-time

Are you an Occupational Therapist (OT)? Have you just qualified and are looking for the next exciting step in your career?

Maybe you are currently working through the NHS and are looking for a better work-life balance?

Interested in supporting vulnerable children within a school setting?

Are you registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)?

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.

I am looking to speak with Occupational Therapists (band 5+) who are looking to work in a school-based postion, ideally you would have experience working with paediatrics, however our schools are open to meeting with any Occupational Therapists who have experience supporting children and young people or just a passion for working with children.

About the role

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 and 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.

Occupational Therapist Requirements

  • 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!

  • You will be paid 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 8:30 am to 4 pm, 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!

  • Available Monday - Friday

  • Passionate about your role within the school and have a pro-active and can-do attitude

  • Able to self-manage and work in a team or independently

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 Caitlin 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.

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