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Specialist Occupational Therapist - Pottersbury Lodge School

Job Reference: J187-A-18-6368

Cambian Group
£29,177 to £33,222 depending on experience

Specialist Occupational Therapist - Education
Salary: £29,177 to £33,222 depending on experience 
Permanent: Full time 52 weeks of the year 
Location: Pottersbury Lodge School

The Cambian Group, the UK's largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as a Specialist Occupational Therapist. We offer excellent training and career progression opportunities as well as a variety of staff benefits.

Cambian Potterspury Lodge School is a 38-week and 52 weeks residential school for young people aged 8-18 who have a diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome, challenging behaviour and complex needs

Job Role

You will work alongside a full multidisciplinary team including clinicians, care and Education staff. You will have opportunities to be part of the provision development and contribute to the improvement Occupational Therapy service.

Working autonomously, you will provide quality assessments, reports and needs led interventions for young people and work with the school staff to embed sensory strategies across the environment.

Previous experience in working with ASD and Learning disabilities with children & young people is required and formal qualifications in Sensory Integration is welcomed. Experience in providing supervision, staff consultation and training is required.

Taking a “hands on” approach it is essential that you will be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills. You must have excellent organisational and time management skills.

Candidate Profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, forward thinking Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our friendly team.


  • Experience working with ASD client group
  • CAMHS experience preferred
  • A degree or a post graduate diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registation with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and RCOT

In return we offer:

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Full support from a multidisciplinary team
  • Developmental Opportunities
  • Internal/external training on new initiatives

You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.


Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.

Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.

All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

Cambian is an equal opportunities employer


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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