Specialist Occupational Therapist

Specialist Occupational Therapist

The Shires, Leicestershire

Permanent, 3 days per week

£31,365 – £33,176 pro rata


Are you an experienced clinician excited to work during times of transformative change?


Are you interested in and experienced in the field of working with the challenges associated with neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD), complex and developmental trauma and complex needs?


Do want to create a nationally important resource with the substantial backing of one of the leading providers of education and care for young people with SEN?


If so we have the role for you!


The role

We’re looking for an experienced practitioner to join us at Outcomes First Group as our Specialist Occupational Therapist.  Based at The Shires, the post holder will progress the OT specific therapeutic services for the school where the needs of the young people vary in levels of functioning, with a primary diagnosis of autism as well as associated needs such as complex and developmental trauma.  Needs are complex and require a systemic and formulation based approach. 


You will be managing creating a multi-disciplinary well-being and therapeutic services team, which includes for example; Speech and Language Therapy, Psychotherapists and other appropriate professionals as the allocated services required to meet the needs of the children, young people and services. Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for a highly experienced practitioner who has a clear vision of what outstanding therapeutic services look like.  You would need to demonstrate drive, motivation and resilience and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and build consensus.


Essential Criteria

  • Relevant post-qualification OT experience working as a Therapist, including post qualification working in the specific client group
  • Experience of representing occupational therapy within the context of multi-disciplinary post qualification working in the specific client group and multi-agency treatment and care
  • Experience of reviewing and developing therapy standards, policies and procedures
  • Experience of working in a range of settings eg CAHMS, LD
  • Experience of teaching, training and supervision of other OT’s
  • Experience of undertaking appraisal and planning CPD’s for less experienced staff
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Experience of working with the specific client group. Children and /or adults (service specific)


Why work for us?

  • Be part of a growing national organisation whose client group are professionally challenging
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
  • Supportive team environment
  • Well-resourced provision
  • Professional supervision
  • A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
  • Company Pension Scheme and benefits
  • Your Wellbeing Matters"- access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other



Applications are invited online though the Outcomes First website https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/vacancies/


If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or arrange a visit please call 01664 454264 to contact Debra Eason, Principal, or Dr. Leanne Johnson, Consultant Clinical Lead,Psychologist & Regional Head of Children’s Clinical Services, to discuss Clinical Services at Outcomes First Group Leanne.Johnson@ofgl.co.uk


The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.


We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for