Occupational Therapist

London (Greater)
£42,656 to £51,690 per annum
17 Sep 2020
18 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

Do you want to work in a role making a difference to the lives of children and young people with autism?

Would you like to gain experience and develop your career working within a multi professional team with experienced teachers, psychologists and therapists?

Would you like to be involved in shaping and designing a brand-new service designed to meet the needs of vulnerable young people and their families?

If yes, then we have some exciting opportunities for you.

Wandsworth Autism Advisory Service are looking to recruit a full time Occupational Therapist to our new service.

What does the service do?

Our Autism Advisory Service is a multi- professional service providing advice, support and intervention to children and young people with autism, their families and education settings.

What will your role be?

You will work collaboratively within a multi-agency Advisory team under the direction of the Head of Service to provide support to education settings to best meet the needs of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social Communication Disorder (SCD).

The successful candidate will deliver high quality training to professionals and families and deliver programmes of intervention and group work/support for children at home and in school/ EY setting. You will also oversee and provide advice and support to multi therapy assistants.

To be shortlisted your CV and personal statement will demonstrate:

  • You have experience of Sensory Integration Therapy (minimum level 2) or ASI and SCERTS trained
  • Registered with the College of Occupational Therapy and HCPC.


The Shared Staffing Arrangement aims to be at the forefront of innovation in local government and the organisation will invest in your development and ensure the opportunities for progression that only a large organisation can provide

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance including a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays (pro rata). In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

  • Closing Date: 11:59pm on Sunday 18th October 2020
  • Shortlisting date: Week commencing 19th October 2020
  • Interview Date: Week commencing 2nd November 2020

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality Statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your CV and supporting statement must address the requirements listed in attached Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Peter Dolor by email Peter.dolor@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk