Occupational Therapist

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P8875
  • Date Posted: 16 June 2022
  • Recruiter: Swalcliffe Park School
  • Location: Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £25,665 to £31,534
  • Bonus/Benefits: (NHS Band 5) + Benefits
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

Occupational Therapist Jobs, Careers & Vacancies in Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire. Advertised by AWD online – Multi-Job Board Advertising and CV Sourcing Recruitment Services

Occupational Therapist who is a registered member of HCPC and RCOT with experience of using a wide range of assessment tools and therapeutic interventions appropriate for autistic children/young people is required to join our team at Swalcliffe Park School.


SALARY: £25,665 - £31,534 per annum (NHS Band 5) + Benefits      

BENEFITS: 13 weeks’ paid holiday and membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, comparable to NHS

LOCATION: Swalcliffe, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire           

JOB TYPE: Full-Time, Permanent



We have a fantastic new job opportunity for an Occupational Therapist who is a registered member of HCPC and RCOT with experience of using a wide range of assessment tools and therapeutic interventions appropriate for autistic children/young people.

Swalcliffe Park School is a non-maintained charitable incorporated organisation specialising in day and residential education and care for autistic young people (aged 10-19 years old). We currently have 71 students on role and have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for both Education (2019) and Residential care (2019). The school also has Advanced Level Autism Accreditation and an Enhanced Practitioner Commendation. We offer excellent working conditions in a beautiful setting, including paid school holidays, opportunities for career development and staff training.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, and dynamic Occupational Therapist to join our friendly innovative team of three Occupational Therapists, to progress their career in paediatrics OT.  We are integrated within the school and work closely with the onsite multi-disciplinary therapy team (Speech & Language Therapy and Clinical Psychology) including joint assessments as well as joint planning and delivery of therapy sessions.

Working as the Occupational Therapist your role includes responsibility for a small caseload with the opportunity to carry out individual, small group and class-based interventions using evidence-based approaches within the school day and during residential hours. The role includes a strong support element for the school staff, residential staff and parents including liaisons, subject specific support, classroom and environmental modifications/advice as well as delivering workshops/training. Sensory Integration experience and post graduate training, whilst desirable, is not essential and the school will support the successful candidate to gain the necessary SI post graduate qualifications.

As part of the Quality of Life research that Swalcliffe Park School is leading, the role also includes a focus on developing self-management needs within independence activities and functional life skills through delivering independence lessons as well as supporting our young people to access their community following a therapeutic framework.

The applicant must be registered with HCPC and RCOT.



As the Occupational Therapist you will have the following qualifications, skills and attributes:

  • Honours Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Registered member of HCPC
  • Registered member of RCOT (fully practising)
  • A willingness to commit to undertaking supported CPD to achieve the Post Graduate Sensory Integration Modules 2 and 3 qualifications under a Training Agreement
  • Have evidence of attending courses and/or training in relation to understanding and supporting students with Autism including therapeutic evidence-based interventions is desirable
  • Working within a paediatric setting on placement is desirable
  • Working within an educational setting on placement is desirable
  • Working with autistic children, young people and/or adults is desirable
  • Using a wide range of assessment tools and therapeutic interventions appropriate for autistic children/young people
  • Applying the principles of clinical governance and audit is desirable
  • Applying safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Conducting assessments, analysing results and determining appropriate therapeutic package of support
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary team environment and interagency working
  • Collating and analysing quality student and family data & monitoring information is desirable
  • Understanding and maintaining professional boundaries
  • Working within confidential and Data Protection boundaries
  • Using data bases for recording, maintaining monitoring and retrieving information such as clinical notes


This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer.





To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details.


This job is being advertised by AWD online on behalf of Swalcliffe Park School