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Occupational Therapist

Outcomes First Group


Bedford, Bedfordshire | United Kingdom

Job description

Are you an Occupational Therapist with experience working with Autistic People with additional needs? 

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!

Join Outcomes First Group and you'll get job satisfaction, the work life balance you deserve and up to £2000 to spend on CPD.

Job Title: Occupational Therapist

Location: Papworth Hall School, Cambridgeshire

Salary: up to £53,200 per annum (dependent on experience) plus £2000 Welcome Bonus

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Contract: Permanent, 52 weeks per annum

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

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

About the role

As a registered practitioner you are personally responsible for your professional practice and maintenance of CPD. You will work closely with your supervisor to create a responsive service in the schools/care homes where you work, and to ensure that wherever possible evidence-based practice is delivered in line with OFG policies and guidelines. As part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will assess and treat individuals within the service, delivering meaningful activity within an individual and group environment. You will be required to do screening and assessment as required, with report writing being supported by your supervisor initially. You may work with an occupational therapy assistant on site to deliver intervention programmes. You may also be required on occasion to support with service provision for other nearby sites. 

Who are we looking for? We are looking for a practitioner who has a clear vision of what outstanding therapeutic services look like. We are also looking for someone who is trained in Sensory Integration or part way through this qualification. You would need to demonstrate drive, motivation and resilience, and ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and build consensus.

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About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education and care. 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 and care for.

We are really proud to say that in 2023, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fourth year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care and Options Autism.

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Essential Criteria:

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:  [email protected]

Why work for us? 


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

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

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 231950


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