Specialist Occupational Therapist – Springhill School

Specialist Occupational Therapist – Springhill School


Salary: £33,176 FTE

Permanent: 32 hours per week 4 days  


Location: Springhill School, Palace Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3HN



The Cambian Group, the UK's largest provider of specialist services in education, mental health rehabilitation and learning disabilities, is looking for a dedicated, caring individual to join the company as a Specialist Occupational Therapist.


Cambian Spring Hill School is a 38 and 52 week mixed-gender residential and day school for children and young people aged 8-19 with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related conditions. We support children and young people with a wide range of learning difficulties including those with behavioural, social, emotional, mental health and communication disorders.


Job Role


You will work alongside a full multidisciplinary team including clinicians, care and Education staff. You will have opportunities to be part of the provision development and contribute to the improvement Occupational Therapy service.


Working autonomously, you will provide quality assessments, reports and needs led interventions for young people and work with the school staff to embed sensory strategies across the environment.


Previous experience in working with ASD and Learning disabilities with children & young people is required and formal qualifications in Sensory Integration is welcomed. Experience in providing supervision, staff consultation and training is required.


Taking a “hands on” approach it is essential that you will be a strong team player, with excellent communication skills. You must have excellent organisational and time management skills.


Candidate Profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, forward thinking Specialist Occupational Therapist to join our friendly team.




  • Experience working with ASD client group
  • CAMHS experience preferred
  • A degree or a post graduate diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and RCOT


In return we offer:


  • Clinical Supervision
  • Full support from a multidisciplinary team
  • Developmental Opportunities
  • Internal/external training on new initiatives


You will also learn from some of the most dedicated and inspirational people in our profession.




Successful candidates will need to meet the person specification in order to be offered this post.


Cambian is committed to Safeguarding and protecting the young people and service users within our care.


All candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.


Cambian is an equal opportunities employer




Achieve your personal best at Cambian

Careers at Cambian are rewarding, challenging and satisfying. Join our team of passionate, caring professionals as we make a significant difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable children and young adults in the UK.


Everyone has a personal best. Together we can find it.


We believe that every single person in our care has a personal best, and we are committed to helping them achieve it. Join us, and we'll show the same commitment to helping you achieve your personal best in your career.


About Cambian


We are one of the UK's largest providers of specialist education and behavioural health services for children. We care for almost 2,000 children and young people from over 200 locations across the UK, and employ more than 4,000 committed, caring people.