Occupational Therapy Job Summary:
Blossom Lower School, Christopher Place, is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ specialist school currently for children aged 3 – 10 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.
We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our Therapy Team, on a 3 day a week basis, supporting children who have speech, language and communication difficulties. There is also a possibility to extend your working week to five days with 2 days at our Motspur Park School, KT3.
The role involves, amongst other responsibilities, providing an OT service within the primary school focusing on sensory motor development and functional skills. You will be responsible for delivering therapy treatment programmes for group and individual OT. 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.
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.
Competitive salaries, generous staff benefits and a friendly team.
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.
Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN).
The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
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.
At least completed Level 1 training in Sensory Integration and 2 years paediatric experience
The role is a Permanent, Part-Time role.
3 days per week (08:30 – 17:00)
Start date: As soon as possible but will wait to September 2018
Annual salary: Competitive market rate
Closing Date: 24th April 2018
Interviews: Week beginning 30th April
Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirements of the person specification, along with the application activity detailed in the advert.
If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form from the school website and email completed forms to the email address in the advert.
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.