Current Vacancies

Children’s Occupational Therapist (Learning Disabilities)

Closing Date: 17th July 2024 9:00 pm
Location: Mirfield
Hours: Part-time
Salary: £29,591.12 – £38,691.64 /pa pro rata (range dependent on experience)

The Role: Occupational Therapist
The Salary: £29,591.12 – £38,691.64 /pa pro rata (range dependent on experience)
Hours: 15 hrs/week

Are you dedicated to working with and improving the daily lives of children with complex physical and learning needs? Would you like to join a growing team at an exciting time of change & service development? We have an opening for a part-time member of staff in our wonderful Occupational Therapy team and we would love to hear from you!

Hollybank Trust is a charitable organisation providing Therapy, Residential, Nursing Care & Support to people with complex physical needs and associated learning disabilities. The Occupational Therapy Team is based at our main site in Mirfield, West Yorkshire as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team which includes Teachers, Physiotherapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Nurses, Enrichment & Social Care colleagues. All our services are unique, being tailored to suit the needs of young people and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and physical disabilities, and our teams work hard to ensure that the standards of care and support are consistent and of high quality.

This developing role includes undertaking person-centred assessments to support the independence and safety of children we support. You will complete task analysis’ for increasing participation in meaningful activities of daily living including self-care & leisure to contribute to their development and work towards person-centred goals. You will also have the opportunity to assess sensory processing difficulties & advise on support for behaviours that challenge, working in collaboration with the MDT. This is in addition to assessing for specialist equipment and provision of care plans for access to essential facilities and daily living tasks.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated clinician to work primarily with our school and children’s residential services and complement our professional and supportive team. The role may also include working within adult residential services as required by the needs of the service. You will be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team. You will receive support from the Clinical Lead Occupational Therapist and a team of experienced & well-established colleagues.

We have a genuine commitment to training and development and post holders are expected to develop themselves professionally in line with both current and future service needs and requirements. The successful candidate will have access to regular supervision and training and be encouraged to participate in a variety of development opportunities including providing support for students.

In addition to our main site in Mirfield we also have a small number of homes in West & South Yorkshire which you will be required to visit occasionally therefore it is a requirement that the applicant holds a full driving licence and is a car driver.

Benefits to working for Hollybank Trust:

  • A competitive salary (based on experience) and great pension scheme.
  • A fantastic, open, and supportive working environment.
  • Comprehensive Training & Development opportunities.
  • Pre-employment training to give you a great head start & a structured induction period.
  • A wealth of opportunities to gain experience in a variety of skills.
  • An employee rewards scheme with retail discounts and more.
  • Free parking on site.

Informal enquiries are encouraged, please contact Ammelia May (Lead Occupational Therapist) or ask for Eimi or Ashleigh in the recruitment team on 01924 490833 or [email protected] / [email protected] for more information.

Closing date for applications is 17/06/2024


This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if enough suitable applications are received.

Hollybank Trust is committed to Safeguarding vulnerable people, and our Safer Recruitment process requires all employees to have an Enhanced DBS check and full reference checks for the minimum of 7 years.

We will therefore request and require references from all previous employers within Health & Social Care.

Candidates will be required to pay for their own initial enhanced DBS check which will be fully reimbursed following successful completion of the 6-month probationary period.

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