Recruitment Enquiries: 0116 240 8692

Occupational Therapist




Sedgemoor Manor School, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4NP

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time, Permanent - Part Time


24,000 - £32,000 dependent on experience


Term time only, hours negotiable

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed people the sector.

We are looking for a practitioner with a passion and knowledge surrounding ASD and sensory processing disorders.

The successful applicant will be HCPC registered and will hold BSc Occupational Therapy or profession specific equivalent qualification.


  • Experience of working with young people with complex needs is essential. 
  • Experience/awareness of Sensory Processing Disorders and the application of sensory integration theory in practice, assessment and clinical observations and you will be able to demonstrate a dynamic and creative approach to delivering treatment approaches.

What we need from you and what we can offer:

  • Ability to assess, deliver and review therapeutic provision to our young people.
  • Be proactive in disseminating best ways of working to the wider support team and will be confident to deliver onsite profession specific training to colleagues as and when required.
  • Work in close partnership with a diverse team of Therapy and educational specialists to deliver tailored support that meets the needs of each young person.
  • Join a supportive and experienced team of dedicated support staff, committed to delivering the very best care.
  • The applicant will be actively encouraged and supported to remain up to date with CPD and both internal and external training opportunities are available to you.

Upon successful progression into the role, you will receive a bespoke internal induction programme and the ability to network with Therapists across other Priory sites. This role is term time only, and we are happy to consider applications from candidates looking for either full time or part time hours.

Sedgemoor Manor School is a specialist day school registered for 60 young people who have needs associated with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum and who are aged between 7 and 19 years. We accept that young people who are referred to us may have previously experienced a ‘cycle of failure’ and our aim is to have a transformational impact on their lives by them experiencing a ‘culture of success.’ We support all young people to achieve successful outcomes so that they can progress to experience fulfilling and rewarding lives.

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support

Division DBS info


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 may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


Closing Date