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Specialist Ot, Stockport

Last update 2024-07-11
Expires 2024-07-10
ID #2238543180
43,000 £
Specialist Ot, Stockport
United Kingdom, Greater Manchester, Stockport,
Modified July 11, 2024


Does working 4 days a week but with FULL pay sound like a dream?!* 

It doesn't have to be! Have a better work/life balance and come and work for Outcomes First Group!

Job Title: Specialist Occupational Therapist

Location: Brinksway School, Stockport

Salary: £43,000 pro rota (term time only)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 

Contract: Permanent, Term Time only, 41 weeks

Essential: Full UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle required

We’re looking for a Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our expanding team. Holding responsibility within specialist services, you will contribute to bespoke assessment and intervention plans for the people we support.

About the role

We understand the value of helping our employees to achieve their Continued Professional Development goals and offer a £2,000 training allowance to allow you to complete role specific training tailored to your individual requirements.

Are you an experienced clinician excited to work during times of transformative change? Are you experienced, or have a keen interest, in working with the challenges associated with neurodiversity (Autism, ADHD), complex and developmental trauma and complex needs? Do you want to help create a nationally important resource with the substantial backing of one of the leading providers of education for young people with SEN? If so, we have the role for you! We’re looking for an Occupational Therapist to join us at Outcomes First Group.

The post holder will progress the OT specific therapeutic services where the needs of individuals vary in levels of functioning, many with a 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 a part of a multi-disciplinary well-being and therapeutic services team which is required to meet the needs of the vulnerable people within our services. The team includes Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy, Psychotherapists, Occupational Therapy and other appropriate professionals and services. Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

Who are we looking for? We are looking for a 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.

Location:  Brinksway School, Stockport

Brinksway School is a specialist independent school that will meet the needs of autistic young people aged 5 – 19

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education. We have services covering all of England and North Wales. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate for.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and  Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit: 

Essential Criteria:

  • Relevant Occupational Therapy qualification
  • Registered with the HCPC 
  • Training in sensory integration preferable
  • Experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of working with adults and/or children who are autistic or who have an intellectual disability and/or additional needs (e.g. complex trauma, mental health needs, behaviours of concern)
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a range of key partners
  • Able to work sensitively with people and resolve conflict effectively
  • Evidence of continuing professional development relevant to the setting
  • Substantial and relevant post-qualification experience with adults.
  • Experience of lecturing/teaching/training
  • Full valid UK driving licence and access to a car
  • Skills in the management of data are also important as the role includes collecting and analysing data to inform various pieces of service delivery, development and project work.

What’s in it for you?

You will be working with an ambitious and driven service that’s really going places, supported by an exceptional team of likeminded individuals who are keen to learn from you. You will have the resources and time to implement your strategic vision for therapies as this role will be key to the development of the service. This is an opportunity to enrich the lives of the people we support and make a positive difference, in a role where you have autonomy.

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment where our people are heard, respected and hugely valued. We want our employees to come to work with energy, determination and most importantly we want them to be happy in their work. We are well aware that it is our highly skilled teams that make Outcomes First Group the success it is, and we want this to continue. This is why we provide a range of benefits designed to support you, not just in your work life but also on a personal level too. We want you to be the best you can be and offer genuine opportunities for career development and progression.

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact: 

Why work for us? 


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement 
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • Work 4 days, be paid for 5 *T& C's apply - following successful completion of the probation period

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of our people in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

Job ID 249291


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Temporary
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Specialist ot
Min. Salary: 43000.000

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