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Highly Specialist Occupational Therapist

Job Reference randw/TP/17401/5681

Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Permanent – Full Time (36 hours)
£46,601 - £56,470 per annum (subject to experience)
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Location (Please use London or Greater London):
Job Category:
Social care
Children's Services
Business Area:
CSD - Education Performance and Planning

About Us

Do you want to work in a role making a difference to the lives of children and young people with autism?

Would you like to gain experience and develop your career working within a multi professional team with experienced teachers, psychologists and therapists?

Would you like to be involved in shaping and contributing to a service designed to meet the needs of vulnerable young people and their families?

If yes, then we have an exciting opportunity for you!

We are looking to recruit Highly Specialist Occupational Therapists to our Wandworth Autism Advisory Service. 

What does the service do?

Our Autism Advisory Service is a multi- professional service providing advice, support and intervention to children and young people with autism, their families and education settings.

What will your role be?

You will work collaboratively within a multi-agency Advisory team under the direction of the Head of Service to provide support to education settings to best meet the needs of children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Social Communication Disorder (SCD). 

You will deliver high quality training to professionals and families.  The post holder will also deliver programmes of intervention and group work/support for children at home and in school/ EY setting. In this role you will also oversee and provide advice and support to multi therapy assistants. 

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Peter Dolor (Head of Advisory Service) on telephone at 020 8871 7958 / 07929 874391 or email at


At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know. 

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home and other arrangements. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 40 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops, and other establishments. You will also be availed of all training available to the service.

Indicative recruitment timeline

Please note, this advert is set not to expire until the successful candidate is appointed. Shortlisting and interviews are completed on an ongoing basis.

Useful Information: The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Equality statement

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

At Wandsworth, we particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams. We understand the value of what a diverse workforce brings to our local authority and therefore, strongly encouraging candidates from these backgrounds to apply to this position.

Important Information

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

How to apply?

To be considered for interview your application must highlight your knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Job Profile located at the bottom of the advert.

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