Paediatric Occupational Therapist

Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9NB
Salary / hourly pay rate
£28,833.90 – £37,196.40 (FTE £35,859 – £46,259)
Hours Per Week
Employment Type
Full time
Contract Type
Date posted
Wednesday 13 September 2023
Closing Date
Thursday 29 February 2024

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Paediatric Occupational Therapist at Craig-Y-Parc independent school.

Salary £28,833.90 – £37,196.40 Term Time Only (FTE £35,859 – £46,259). 

Location: Craig-Y-Parc School, Pentyrch, Cardiff, CF15 9NB. Part of the Salutem Care and Education Group.

Craig-y-Parc school provides education for pupils aged 3-19 years with physical and sensory disabilities, complex needs such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and a wide range of additional learning needs. We work closely with the pupils, parents, families and other carers and professionals, creating an environment where learning, ability, independence and success are central to all that we do.

Our mission is to provide a specialised service through a holistic approach incorporating best practice in education, therapy and care.

We're looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Occupational Therapist who has experience of working alongside children with a wide range of physical and developmental needs. Experience in one of more areas of postural management, specialist seating, sensory development, hand splinting and moving and handling is required.

Much of the therapy takes place in the classroom in partnership with teachers, support workers, nurses, physiotherapist and speech and language therapist so the ability to work collaboratively is essential. The school facilities also include a hydrotherapy pool, rebound trampoline, sensory room and gardens providing pupils with a wide variety of opportunities. The therapy team is looking to develop the service further, so this is an exciting opportunity to be part of that.


Job purpose

To engage pupils in meaningful occupations using the curriculum to deliver therapeutic interventions and life skill development. Including access to appropriate equipment, specialist seating, sensory development, hand splinting, moving and handling, play and self care skills.

To work closely with the multidisciplinary team including teachers, support workers, nurses, physiotherapists, assistive technology and speech and language therapists.  


About you

  • A registered OT with at least one year of broad post-registration experience, registered with the HCPC. 
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of Sensory Processing Disorders and how to apply sensory integration theory in practical settings, assessments, and clinical observations. 
  • Proactive and eager to learn 
  • Experience working with children who have complex needs. 
  • Experience is desirable in one or more of the following areas: postural management/motor development /specialist seating, sensory development, and hand splinting. 
  • Experience working with individuals with neurological impairment.  
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Comfortable working towards individual and team targets in a supportive environment. 
  • Resilient, compassionate, and able to handle diverse conditions, including mental health 



At our organisation, we are committed to attracting and keeping top talent by providing a competitive rewards and benefits package that includes 

- FREE Online 24/7 GP service for you AND your family with a doctor who can prescribe 

- Wagestream – where any day can be a payday  

- Refer-a-Friend Scheme - Instantly earn points and cash rewards 

- Sovereign Health Care Plan  

- Canada Life, Group Life Assurance  

- Blue Light Card  

- Blink, our internal communications app  

- Pension scheme  

- Free DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service) 

- Access to 34 acres of gardens


About Us

  • At Salutem Care & Education and at Salutem, we recognise the value and wisdom that come from all stages of life. Join our team to be a part of a community that truly appreciates the richness of age diversity.  
  • We are a Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplace - We celebrate our recent recognition as a top 100 Inspiring Workplace Globally with special recognition for our efforts in communication and employee experience.  
  • Our Competency Framework – You’ll have a transparent path to progress through our career pathways and pay bandings. This means you'll always know exactly what skills and achievements are needed to advance in your career.  
  • We have developed a core and cluster model - We specialise in supporting children and young people who have emotional and behavioural needs, autistic spectrum conditions, and physical / learning disabilities with access to education opportunities being at the core of our work.   
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