School-Based Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT)

Occupational Therapist - Brent, North West London

Ref: 4129Wednesday 31 January 2024

£120 - £210 Per Day PAYE, Opportunity to become permanent

School-Based Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) - SEN School

*** Newly qualified Occupational Therapists / Band 5 are welcome to apply ***

*** Working in a specialist SEN school that caters for children with Autism / Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC), Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), and Profound Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) ***

*** Brent, North West London ***

*** Temp to Permanent / Permanent contracts; Full-Time (term time only) OR part-time (minimum 3 days a week) ***

***Remote working for allocated admin time***

***Established Multidisciplinary Therapy (MDT) Team to provide support, and supervision where required***

*** £120 - £210 Daily Rate (PAYE) based on NHS Band Scale ***


Are you an Occupational Therapist (OT)? Are you registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)? Do you have paediatric experience?

Parker Smith Inclusion is an ethical, people-focused SEN 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.

We are seeking a qualified Occupational Therapist (OT) to join a beautiful SEN school; they have a wonderful provision based within the school, which caters for pupils with Autism / ASC, Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), and Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).


About the school

This remarkable school is dedicated to providing an inclusive and nurturing environment for children with Autism, complex needs, Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), and Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). The school embraces every student's unique abilities and challenges, creating a haven of education, support, and growth. The school's buildings feature open spaces, abundant natural light, and warm, inviting colours, creating a welcoming and engaging environment. The layout incorporates sensory-friendly design principles, such as noise reduction measures and comfortable sensory spaces, to accommodate students' needs. Their classrooms are tailored to meet the diverse requirements of the students. Each room is equipped with specialised learning materials, visual aids, and assistive technology to support different learning styles and communication needs. Sensory areas within the classrooms provide a safe and stimulating space for students to regulate their sensory experiences. The school's multi-sensory rooms are truly magical spaces where students can engage in therapeutic experiences that combine sound, light, colour, and texture. These rooms provide a safe and calming environment, enabling students to explore and develop their senses while promoting relaxation, self-regulation, and emotional well-being.


About the School-Based Paediatric Occupational Therapist (OT) role

A school-based Paediatric 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 (SaLT), 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, Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), and Profound Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD)
  • 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 4:30pm, 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 Emilie Pecheur 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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