SEN School-based Band 7 Occupational Therapist - Part Time

Occupational Therapist - Sutton, South West London

Ref: 4055Monday 19 February 2024

Part Time (FTE £35,000 - £43,000 in line with NHS Band 6 salary)

SEN School-based Band 7 Occupational Therapist

Part-Time: 3 - 4 days per week

Part-Time, Permanent

Sutton, South West London


Are you a dedicated and compassionate Occupational Therapist looking for a fulfilling role in the heart of Sutton? We have an exciting opportunity for you to make a meaningful impact on the lives of children with Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) traits.

Parker Smith Inclusion works closely with this beautiful SEN school in Sutton, a creative and unique environment designed to nurture the potential of children with special needs. This school is conveniently located for those in Sutton, Merton, Croydon, and neighbouring boroughs.


Job Details:

  • Position: SEN School-based Band 7 Occupational Therapist
  • Days: 3 days or 4 days per week
  • Hours: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (regular school hours)
  • Requirements: HCPC registered with pediatric experience
  • Start Date: April 2024
  • Salary: In line with NHS Salary



As a Band 7 Occupational Therapist, you will play a crucial role in helping the students with Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance traits thrive. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting assessments and creating personalised plans for students.
  • Providing therapy sessions to help children develop fine motor skills, sensory processing, and activities of daily living.
  • Collaborating with teachers and other professionals to integrate occupational therapy into the curriculum.
  • Offering support to children in managing sensory sensitivities and challenging behaviours associated with PDA.
  • Monitoring and recording progress, adjusting therapy plans as needed.
  • Contributing to a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students.


What is Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)?

PDA is a profile of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) characterised by an extreme avoidance of everyday demands and requests. Children with PDA may exhibit anxiety, difficulties with flexibility, and a need for control. Occupational Therapists play a vital role in helping these children manage their sensory sensitivities and develop essential life skills.

If you are a dedicated Occupational Therapist ready to embark on a journey of growth and impact, we encourage you to apply. Your expertise and passion can make a world of difference to our students.


Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our Band 6 Occupational Therapist opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by responding to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to Heeji Moon at

If you are not contacted within 3 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful in this role. 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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