Occupational Therapist working with Children and Families

The Family Place is a registered adoption support agency based in Hay-on-Wye on the England/Wales border. We are looking for an Occupational Therapist with a specialist interest in families, trauma and attachment to join our team. We are interested in hearing from you if you want to work with children and families impacted by developmental trauma.


We provide a specialist comprehensive assessment and intervention service to foster and adoptive families using an integrated team approach, centrally involving carers throughout. Interventions are based on a combination of Theraplay, DDP and Sensory Integration. The work is undertaken in multidisciplinary teams and we have an excellent service culture. The work is challenging so regular supervision, CPD and training are provided.


The specialist role of the Occupational Therapist will be in providing Sensory Integration assessments and appropriate therapeutic interventions for children in accordance with individual assessed need. This role will involve some travel.


Essential Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Occupational Therapy degree or equivalent degree level qualification

  • Registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)

  • Experience of working in a paediatric setting with children with complex needs, including social and emotional difficulties

  • Experience of sensory integration work

  • Experience of writing clinical reports

  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to communicate effectively with children and young people of all ages and abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – including observation, listening and empathy skills


To receive a more detailed job description please email info@thefamilyplace.co.uk or email your CV and a covering letter.


The Family Place is a private limited company.  Registered Number:  8666044 England and Wales.  

Registered Office:  Kilvert's School, Clyro, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford HR3 5SB.  

Telephone: 01497 822003.  Email: info@thefamilyplace.co.uk