Post Occupational Therapist
Contract: is Permanent, Full-Time with 9 weeks holiday.
Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:00, 9 weeks holiday plus bank holidays
Annual salary: Competitive Market Rate (dependent on experience)
Salary: Band 6 to Band 7 equivalent AfC using the School’s Pay Scales
(Early applications encouraged)
Start date: March 2022Blossom 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 motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities.
Due to School expansion, we have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist supporting 16 to 19 year old students who have speech, language and communication difficulties. This role will be based at Blossom House School in Motspur Park.
You will provide an Occupational Therapy service focusing on functional skills, independence and emotional regulation. You will also be responsible for your own caseload delivering therapy in small groups and on an individual basis according to your professional judgement.
You will also be required to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team, which includes Speech & Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Drama Therapists, Music Therapists and Art Therapists.
You will also be responsible for representing the department at meetings, clinical supervision, reports, arranging and delivering training, probationary review and managing your team.
- A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
- Opportunity to design bespoke intervention packages for children based on your professional judgement.
- Close to a good transport network and on-site free parking is available.
- 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 and Arts 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 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 ability to build good working relationships with young people, teachers, parents and carers.
- The ability to manage a small group of young people with complex social communication needs.
- The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.
- Preferably experience of working with c young people with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
If you wish to apply for this post, please download the application form and email your completed form detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification, along with the application activities detailed at the end of this document.
For further information please contact:
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks which will include an Enhanced DBS check.
Blossom House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; successful applicants must be suitable to work with children and will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Certificate with barred list information.