Job Details

Job Title:         Occupational Therapist

Location:         Kent   

Salary:              £25,000 - £45,000 per annum, dependent on experience

Hours:              37.5 hrs per week

Contract:          Permanent, 44.6wks per annum

 

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.

We are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join our clinical division covering care and education in Kent. Working collaboratively to deliver bespoke assessment and intervention plans for our children and young people with developmental trauma, autism, ADHD, complex and SEMH needs

About the role:

Based within our Affinity Clinical Hub you will implement a holistic, therapeutic approach to helping our children and young people in their daily lives, ensuring they are safe, comfortable, and healthy. Undertaking all aspects of Occupational Therapy clinical duties, you will adhere to professional and regulatory guidelines, carrying out individual assessments and interventions, and preparing relevant documentation, including writing reports. In addition you will provide information and training to staff, commissioners and other agencies, as required.

Our well-established Clinical Team maintain a nurturing and loving environment where our children can flourish. Always putting our children and young people at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our children and young people are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading children services provider in the UK.  With this in mind, we are looking for an Occupational Therapist who shares our vision; to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Location:  Heath Farm School, Ashford and Medway Green School, both schools provide specialist education to children with social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and a range of additional learning difficulties including Asperger’s, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ASD, ODD, issues which require CAMHS involvement and Attachment Disorder. They cater for children and young people between the ages of 5 and 18 years old.

https://www.heathfarmschool.org/about-us-home/

https://www.medwaygreenschool.co.uk/about-us/

The Occupational Therapist will predominantly cater to Medway Green School; however, will also provide support to Heath Farm School, to enable a multidisciplinary approach. Flexible working can be supported whilst undertaking administrative tasks, such as assessments and reporting, where there is no requirement to be on site.

 

About the Group:

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of high quality foster care and special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.

We are really proud to say that in October 2021, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the third year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care, National Fostering Group and Options Autism.

For more information on the group please visit: https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/

 

Essential Criteria:

  • Recognised and relevant Occupational Therapist degree
  • Valid and up to date HCPC registration
  • Driving licence and access to vehicle (Desirable)
  • Experience working with Children and Young People
  • Experience of working within an educational setting would be advantageous

What’s in it for you?

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.

 

Benefits and Rewards

  • Holidays - 30 days per annum plus bank holiday
  • An extra day’s holiday for a special day of your choice (birthday, child’s first day at school etc.)
  • We offer a £2,000 training allowance to further develop your expertise in role specific areas of interest 
  • Professional support network
  • Contributory Pension
  • Employee Rewards Hub – access to discounts, offers and cashback with 100s of retailers
  • Career pathways and a dedicated learning and development team
  • The Hub – employee discounts, recognition cards, well-being centre
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” Programme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Salary Finance

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

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