Occupational Therapists Needed!

Occupational Therapist - South West London

Ref: 4794Friday 26 April 2024

NHS Band 6 and above

School-Based Occupational Therapist (OT)


*** Permanent Contract; Full-Time (term time only)


Are you an Occupational Therapist (OT)? Are you registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)? Do you have paediatric experience or are looking to switch into paediatric occupational therapy?


We are working with a number of schools across South West London who are seeking Occupational Therapists to join their teams. We want to speak to professionals passionate about working with vulnerable children and young people with highly complex needs. If you have experience working within education or paediatrics or are looking to transition into education/paediatric occupational therapy this could be the role for you! 


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 & 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.



  • 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 Band 6 and above Occupational Therapists are welcome to apply
  • Band 5 Occupational Therapists who are looking to secure their first Band 6 role are also 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!


Why work with us? 

  • We have access to a wider range of job opportunities including vacancies that haven't been advertised yet :We have partnerships with multiple schools, Local Authorities, and educational organisations and can provide teachers with access to a wider range of job opportunities.
  • Expertise in the SEND education industry: we have specialist knowledge and experience in the SEND education industry, including an understanding of school hiring practices and requirements, which can help teachers navigate the job search process more effectively.
  • Assistance with CV and application materials:  we can provide guidance on preparing effective resumes and application materials, which can help you to stand out to school
  • Interview preparation and coaching: we provide interview preparation and coaching tailored to the specific school to help you feel more confident and prepared for interviews.
  • Salary negotiation: we provide guidance on salary negotiation, ensuring that you receive a fair and competitive salary including SEN points, TLR etc
  • One application - Multiple Opportunities: are you too busy to fill out lots of different application forms? register with us and only fill out one form
  • Continued support: we can provide continued support throughout the job search process, even after a job offer has been made, including assistance with contract negotiations, relocation, and settling into a new teaching position.


Interested in hearing more?

Please get in touch if you want to hear more about our Occupational Therapist opportunities!

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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