Senior Occupational Therapist – community – autism

London, Greater London, England
£ 35000.0 - 40000.0 Per year
Full time
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
24 Sep 2020
24 Oct 2020

Job Description

Senior Occupational Therapist – community – autism

North/East London

Salary £35k – £40k + benefits




Compass Associates are excited to be working with a service that provides residential homes to individuals who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities, Mental Health needs, Autism and more. Their goal is to assist service users, give them opportunities to develop their skills, and live more independent lives.


My client is ambitious about what the individuals in their care can achieve and therefore focus on the Care Pathway, positive goals, and the person’s journey onto the least restrictive services. They are looking for someone who will share their believes.


As Senior Occupational Therapist you will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and an autonomous professional and be responsible for the delivery of effective Occupational Therapy services across multiple sites for adults residing in community rehabilitation units who present with learning disabilities and complex needs




-A minimum of 12 months postgraduate OT clinical experience.

-Previous experience in a clinical learning disability/mental health setting.

-Evidence of commitment to ongoing professional development.

-Ability to reflect and develop own practice.

-Ability to contribute towards the training of other staff/students.

-Willingness to train in TMA.

-Degree in Occupational Therapy.

-HCPC Registration.




-To receive delegated referrals from Lead OT, independently manage and prioritise that case  load.

-To work autonomously and independently with access to sessional, clinical supervision.

-To devise, implement and evaluate treatment programmes.

-To complete comprehensive assessments of clients, using clinical reasoning to select appropriate assessment techniques which lead you to identify the client’s strengths and needs.  This will involve seeking and sharing personal and potentially sensitive information with the client.

-To agree appropriate and realistic goals for treatment with the client and so produce a comprehensive treatment plan in order to achieve these goals.

-To delegate appropriate case load to staff within services, helping prioritise and ensure programmes of therapeutic activities are implemented.

-To be a proactive member of the multi-disciplinary team and other agencies (e.g. Social services, Voluntary agencies) ensuring that effective communication and liaison takes place at all times.

-To provide supervision, teaching and appraisal for junior occupational therapists, support workers, students, and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.


Work Pattern


Monday to Friday 40 hours per week. This role is completely autonomous, as long as the 40 hours are covered in the week.




You will be required to cover locations such as Erith, Chingford & Waltham Abbey.




The salary of up to £40,000 + Mileage.

Benefits including 20 days annual leave with 8 Bank Holidays off, training and pension!


Interview Process


1st stage with Recruitment Manager, 20 minute call

2nd stage with manager, video call.


Contact details


To apply, or for more information and an informal confidential discussion please contact Matt Niescior at Applyor email Apply




Compass Associates Ltd is acting as a Recruitment Consultancy for this permanent vacancy; we offer a £200 John Lewis voucher for each successful recommendation.         


Compass Associates, established in 2009, is an award-winning, UK specialist Health and Social Care Recruitment Consultancy providing tailored, high quality recruitment solutions for all permanent assignments.   

Ref: MN/HQ00031747

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