Job description

  • Location:
    West Thames College
  • Salary:
    £30,000 - £45,000 (Depending on Skills and experience) Plus welcome bonus £3,600 - £4,000
  • Contract Type:
    Full Time
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Closing Date:
    15 April 2024

Occupational Therapist (0251)

Ambitious College is London's first specialist Day College for young people aged 16-25 with a primary diagnosis of autism. We believe that every young person attending Ambitious College deserves a fulfilling, happy and rewarding life. Our educational approach focuses on the individual at all time.

As part of growth plans, we are looking for an Occupational Therapist to join this ambitious transdisciplinary team made up of OT's, Speech & Language Therapist and Behaviour Specialists. You will have the opportunity to help support in service development, to embed occupational therapy for our autistic learners using our tiered model of therapy provision.

You will be working with the Ambitious about Autism Quality of Life framework to ensure our learners are accessing occupations that are meaningful and purposeful to them, to support them as they prepare for adulthood.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a Professionally Qualified Occupational Therapist to a degree or diploma level
  • Be proactive in strengthening the effectiveness of the occupational therapy team by bringing knowledge and insight into service design
  • Contribute to effective team development and monitoring, evaluating and improving service delivery to participate in supervision and continuing professional development
  • Commitment to occupationally focused, person-centred and evidence-based practice.

We offer a wide range of benefits including a commitment to CPD (Continued Professional Development) excellent career opportunities as well as professional membership fees paid.

For further details on how you can make a difference and find out what we have to offer, please see our recruitment pack below. 

If you have any questions around the role, please contact Stephen Vickers on 020 8815 5439 -

Ambitious about Autism is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. 

The Safeguarding responsibilities of the post as per the job description and personal specification. 

Whether the post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendment to the Exceptions Order 1975,2013 and 2021. This means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected', so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filter guide

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West Thames College
London Road, Isleworth, London, UK, TW7 4HS

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Stephen Vickers

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