Occupational Therapy Job Summary:
Blossom House is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” specialist school for children aged 3 - 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities. Within the school, we also have Robin House. Robin House is a specialist provision for children with complex social communication disorders and/or a diagnosis of ASD.
What the role involves:
We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our Therapy Team, supporting children who have speech, language and communication difficulties.
The role involves, amongst other responsibilities, providing an OT service focusing on sensory motor development and functional skills. You will be responsible for delivering therapy treatment programmes for groups and individuals. You will also be required to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team.
• A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
• Close to a good transport network and on-site free parking is available.
• Small class sizes and the opportunity to work 1-1 with children where possible.
• Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists, Music Therapists, and Play Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
• Continued professional development and training.
• The opportunity to obtain a City & Guilds accredited training course in Behaviour Support Management while working here. We also deliver the Elklan course, which is an accredited speech and language training programme aimed at professionals working in schools.
• Great staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
• Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
• The ideal candidate will have excellent administrative and computer skills as this make up a large part of the role.
• Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
• The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
• The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.
• The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
• At least completed Level 1 training in Sensory Integration and 2 years paediatric experience
The role is a Permanent, Full-Time only role
Monday to Friday (08:30 – 17:00)
Start date: September 2018
Annual salary: Competitive market rate
Closing date: Monday 16th July, 2018
Interviews: Early applications are encouraged
If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form from the school website: www.blossomhouseschool.co.uk/vacancies.
Send the completed application form detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification along with the recruitment activity (on the last page of the advert) to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.