Specialist Occupational Therapist - Dilston College

Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Salary: Up to £38,890 per annum depending on experience

Permanent:Full time 40 hours per


Location: Dilston College,Corbridge Nothhumberland


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 Dilston Collegeis an independent specialist provider of further education in North East England, offering day and up to 52-week residential placements for young people with a learning disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder and complex needs.


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.


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


Cambian is an equal opportunities employer


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the children and young people that we support.


It is a now a legal requirement that all frontline staff who work in our sites which are regulated by CQC, are willing to be vaccinated against Covid 19 and will be fully vaccinated before commencing employment on or before 11th November 2021.


If you have a legitimate medical exemption, you will need to provide the appropriate documentation to support this, prior to attending an interview.

COVID19 safety is important to us all. We support our staff and the children and young people we care for by wearing the correct PPE, which may include Surgical Masks, aprons and gloves at the required times.


We have an in-house Covid team who ensure that all of our services have sufficient stocks of PPE at all times. All care and support is carried out following the latest Government guidance and updated as necessary.




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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.