Lead Occupational Therapist BLUL41681

Openshaw, Manchester
Salary £34,165 per annum, pro-rata
07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Lead Occupational Therapist BLUL41681
Openshaw, Manchester
Salary £34,165 per annum, pro-rata
Permanent, Full Time (40 hours per week)
Term Time Only (43 weeks)

Our client provides a range of social care, special education, community support and consultancy services in the North West of England. The charity is one of the North West’s largest providers of residential homes for children from short-term emergency care to long-term placements. Their fostering service provides family placements in the North West and neighbouring regions.

The Trust has a specialist education college for students aged 16 to 25 years with disabilities, complex needs and autism. Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy are integral to facilitating students’ learning and removing barriers to learning. They have excellent specialist facilities including a hydrotherapy pool, sensory areas, rebound therapy and speech therapy rooms.

They are now looking to appoint a Lead Occupational Therapist to join them on a permanent, full time basis for 43 weeks per year.

Within the role, you will guide and lead the occupational therapy team to ensure delivery of high quality occupational therapy to students. This will take place through person centred assessment of therapeutic and equipment needs of students and provision of regular relevant training to the teaching and support staff team.

The successful candidate must hold a recognised qualification in Occupational Therapy and be a full member of the College of Occupational Therapist. With strong communication and interpersonal skills, you will have experience of working with young people and/or adults with complex needs including learning disabilities and Autism Spectrum Conditions.

HPCP registered, you will have extensive experience of working in a multi-disciplinary manner and of working in a range of clinical settings. You should be confident when leading a team and have good working knowledge of current theories and models of practice appropriate to occupational therapy and this role.

Candidates who are qualified as a Sensory Integration Practitioner are highly desirable however this is not essential.

Closing Date: 4th November 2016

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email

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