Location: Head Office - Colchester, Essex 

Salary: £28,052 - £28,945 actual salary, subject to experience 

Hours: Part-time, 28 hours per week (based on 35 hours per week pro rata) 

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and motivated Occupational Therapist to join our friendly team and lead the development and delivery of a specialised service for people with autism living within our residential and supported living homes. 

You will lead and support a multi-disciplinary approach to the provision of clinical services through assessment and therapeutic intervention using both standardised and non-standardised approaches. 

To excel in this role you will have the ability to establish effective working relationships, work collaboratively and have a commitment to developing your own and others knowledge and understanding of autism.  You will be managing your own caseload, working autonomously, and will need to be confident in managing your time and in managing and supervising a team of professionals. 

You will have a recognised Occupational Therapy qualification and hold a registration with HCPC, in addition to having a minimum of 3 years post qualified experience.  Postgraduate training in Sensory Integrations Level 1 – 3 is desirable.  Experience working with people with autism / severe learning disability is essential, along with the ability to provide high quality professional advice and demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills.  We welcome applications from individuals who share our values for excellence and quality, placing care at the centre of everything we do. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to progress your career with a well-established charity, offering the following benefits: 

  • 25 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Access to Perkbox incentives including exclusive High Street, entertainment, restaurant and supermarket discounts
  • Refer a friend scheme 

In the first instance please send your CV to [email protected] or if you would like further information please call Head Office on 01206 913785 and speak with Rachel Hill Director of Adult Services.  

You are advised to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close posts at any time if we feel we have received sufficient applications.  We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. If no response is received within 3 weeks of applying, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.  You are welcome to apply again for other positions. 

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