Occupational Therapist (SouthEast London, UK)

Job Description

TYPE OF CONTRACTDirect ManagerDepartmentSalary Range
Permanent, Full-TimeTherapy Lead/ Deputy PrincipalEducation / AcademyBand 5-6 £26,970- £37,890 FTE

Role summary:

Our client is a residential and day school for pupils aged 8-19 years with moderate to severe learning difficulties and
other complex needs including autism and language difficulties.
We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and pupils are valued and supported so that we can
all ‘grow, learn and flourish.’
Our client aims to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment which challenges students to achieve
success. The core learning values, which are at the centre of the curriculum, focus upon developing the student’s resilience
and ability to make informed life choices.
The Occupational Therapist will work as part of a newly formed, fully integrated multi-disciplinary therapy team, which
provide therapeutic input based on current evidence and best practice. The Integrated Therapy Team uses a 3-tiered
approach to deliver specialist input. All the therapists work in collaboration with the class team, residential and family to
enable our students’ engagement and participation in all the school activities and curriculum whilst promoting and
developing communication, independence, health and wellbeing.
Visits and telephone calls to the school are welcomed by our Therapy Team.  All posts are subject to
references, enhanced clearance from the DBS and a 6-month probation period.
This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English
language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the
Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective
performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be
applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and
young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Candidate Privacy notice can be
found on our website.
We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual
orientation, or religion.
This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an enhanced DBS Disclosure is required.
Closing date: Thursday Midday 23rd June 2022
Interview date: Thursday 7th July 2022


Work 36 hours a week.

Conscientious and innovative
• Energetic, enthusiastic, and hard working
• Passionate about working with pupils who have special needs
• Committed to working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
• Confident in dealing with children who may sometimes display challenging behaviours

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