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Temporary Occupational Therapist

Reference: JUL20238116
Expiry date: 2023-08-13 20:00:00.000
Location: Mirfield
Salary: £28,186.60 - £36,844.60 Per Annum
Benefits: 33 days annual leave, free parking, employee discounts and rewards portal, subsidised canteen, recognition awards, paid pre-employment training, employee assistance program and more.
Duration:9-12 months to cover maternity leave
Attachments: TemporaryOTJobDescription2023.pdf

The role: Occupation Therapist

Contract: Temporary, 9 - 12 months to cover maternity leave

Hours: 37hrs per week, Monday to Friday

Salary: £28186.60 - £ 36844.60 p/a (DOE and FTE)

Are you dedicated to working with and improving the daily lives of children and adults with complex physical and learning needs? Would you like to join a growing team at an exciting time of change & service development? We have an opening for a temporary member of staff in our wonderful Occupational Therapy team and we would love to hear from you!

Hollybank Trust is a charitable organisation providing Therapy, Residential, Nursing Care & Support to people with complex physical needs and associated learning disabilities. The Occupational Therapy Team is based at our main site in Mirfield, West Yorkshire as part of a wider multi-disciplinary team which includes Teachers, Physiotherapists, Speech & Language Therapists, Nurses, Enrichment & Social Care colleagues. All our services are unique, being tailored to suit the needs of young people and adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities and physical disabilities, and our teams work hard to ensure that the standards of care and support are consistent and of high quality.

This role is a temporary post (9-12 months dependent on start date) to support the remainder of the Occupational Therapy team while a member of the team is on maternity leave. This role will primarily focus on completion of Risk Assessments & supporting the team with implementing a digital care system across the trust. Dependent on the needs of the service; this role may also include undertaking person-centred assessments for specialist equipment to support the independence and safety of children / young people / adults. You may also have the opportunity to assess sensory processing difficulties & advise on support for behaviours that challenge, working in collaboration with staff across the trust. This is in partnership with completing task analysis’ for increasing participation in meaningful activities of daily living including self-care & leisure to contribute to their development and personalised care plans.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated clinician to work primarily within our adult residential services and complement our professional and supportive team. The role may also include working within children’s residential services & school as required by the needs of the service. You will be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team. You will receive support from a team of experienced & well-established colleagues.

We have a genuine commitment to training and development and post holders are expected to develop themselves professionally in line with both current and future service needs and requirements. The successful candidate will have access to regular supervision and training and be encouraged to participate in a variety of development opportunities.

In addition to our main site in Mirfield we also have a small number of homes in West & South Yorkshire which you will be required to visit occasionally therefore it is a requirement that the applicant holds a full driving licence and is a car driver.

Benefits to working for Hollybank Trust:

  • A competitive salary (based on experience) and great pension scheme.
  • A fantastic, open, and supportive working environment.
  • Comprehensive Training & Development opportunities.
  • Pre-employment training to give you a great head start & a structured induction period. 
  • A wealth of opportunities to gain experience in a variety of skills.
  • An employee rewards scheme with retail discounts and more.
  • Free parking on site.

Informal enquiries are encouraged, please contact Ammelia May (Lead Occupational Therapist) or Jodie Edgar-Brown (Recruitment & Workforce Planning Lead) on 01924 490833 or a.may@hollybanktrust.comj.edgar-brown@hollybanktrust.com for more information.

Closing date for applications is 13th August 2023, with in-person interviews from 21st August 2023. 


This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if enough suitable applications are received.

Hollybank Trust is committed to Safeguarding vulnerable people, and our Safer Recruitment process requires all employees to have an Enhanced DBS check and reference checks in line with our Recruitment policy. We will ask you to pay for your inital DBS check, unless you have a portable DBS, and then the cost of this will be reimbursed to you upon successful completion of your probation period. 


We want people from underrepresented groups such as Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME), Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans (LGBTQIA+) communities to succeed at Hollybank Trust and our policies and procedures ensure that this can happen. Click here to find out more about our approach to equality and diversity.

Hollybank Trust is a Disability Confident employer. We are actively working to recruit and retain people with disabilities and long-term health conditions into our work force. If you are an applicant who has a disability, you will be offered an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.