Occupational Therapist, Staffordshire

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Rugeley SchoolStaffordshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £20,791
Contract term: Permanent

Occupational Therapist - Term time only

Rugeley School, Blithbury Road, Blithbury, Rugeley, WS15 3JQ

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK

With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Rugeley School is an independent residential school for children with Autism from the age of 5-19 years.  Our school, which opened in May 2000, stands at the forefront in the education of children with Autism.

Rugeley School is currently  recruiting for a fully qualified Occupational Therapist to offer a variety of therapeutic approaches to our students. The role is based at Rugeley School but  you will offer support to the residential homes when necessary.

Duties include:

  • Implement individual sensory diets and disseminate this information to the teaching team for them to deliver. 
  • Preparing reports, attending and contributing  to multi-disciplinary meetings. 
  • The successful person will undertake training in sensory integration. 
  • This is a term time working role. 
  • Autism can present very challenging behaviours and staff must have the confidence and emotional resilience to deal with these.

Benefits include:

  • Priory Pension
  • Travel Insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Career progression and more.

Due to the nature of our location(s) being a driver and having access to a car would be beneficial.


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.

More about Rugeley School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 19 years
Address: Blithbury Road, Blithbury, Rugeley, Staffordshire, WS15 3JQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1889 504400
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Rugeley School, formerly Rugeley Horizon School, is a specialist residential school for young people aged five to 19 with autism and moderate to severe learning difficulties. The school provides a modern setting in which students can achieve an enhan...