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Senior Occupational Therapist

Jigsaw Trust
Cranleigh, England, GU6 8TB, United Kingdom
December 03, 2018


Salary £31,000 - £38,000 FTE depending on experience

Equivalent to mid-range NHS Band 6-7

Plus an extensive CPD package and a comprehensive benefits package

34.75 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Part time, home working and/or flexible working can be considered

40 Days paid holiday per annum


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist to join our integrated and multidisciplinary Therapy Team based in the Jigsaw CABAS School.

You will be working closely with pupils, consultants, teachers and parents to provide specialist direct and indirect therapy for pupils diagnosed with autism. Through the integration of therapy targets into the classrooms you will help to address motor, perceptual, sensory and functional difficulties for our children and young adults. You will also provide input and advice to the adult JigsawPlus service.

You will benefit from working in a dedicated and supportive Multi displinary team consisting of 5 therapists and 2 therapy support staff and access to our three fully equipped Therapy and Sensory Integration Rooms.

This is a unique opportunity for a therapist to develop their clinical skills whilst receiving supervision and further training in a school where teaching is based on the principles of ABA and rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted.


• Regular supervision from our highly experienced OT Consultant

• Paid membership and attendance of relevant SIG/CEN

• Extensive and highly supported CPD programme

• Opportunity to work 1 on 1 with pupils

• Further Sensory Integration Training

• Specific training in Applied Behaviour Analysis

• The chance to complete the Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT)


• Development of your own supervisory skills, supporting a Junior OT

• 40 Days paid Annual Leave

• Opportunity for salary progression based on performance

• Free Parking

• Staff Pension Scheme

• Staff wellbeing programme

• Extensive range of High Street discounts


• A Recognised OT degree/qualification and a HCPC Licence to Practice

• MRCOT Registration

• Sensory Integration Training to Level 2/3 with SI network

• Evidence of CPD e.g. membership of relevant CEN/SIG

• 2 Years post graduate paediatric work

• Knowledge of Special educational needs/Autism Spectrum Disorder


• Postural Management Training/Bobath

• Delivering clinical supervision

• Providing advice sessions and/or workshops for carers and other


• Preparation of reports to contribute to EHCPs and quantifying EHCP


• Supervision of Junior Therapist and personal development reviews

To arrange an informal discussion with our Senior Occupational Therapy Consultant please email Louise Williams


Jigsaw Trust is a registered charity (Charity No. 1075464) that was established in 1999, firstly with Jigsaw CABAS® School. Today the school has provision for up to 75 pupils aged 4 to 19 years, and has again been rated Outstanding by Ofsted in October 2016. In 2012, the trust expanded to include JigsawPlus a Centre for Lifelong Learning delivering a range of specialist day services to include adults. In 2013, Café on the Park was opened. The Café is a not for profit business owned by Jigsaw Trust to enable our clients to undertake real work experience and develop valuable life skills in a caring and supportive environment. The aim of Jigsaw Trust is to improve the lives of those affected by autism through the provision of high quality, accessible, educational, vocational and well-being services.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Jigsaw Trust Values

Caring* Person-Centered * Continuous Learning * Integrity * Teamwork