Occupational Therapist

October 31, 2023
£32306 - £45239 / year
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Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Occupational Therapist supporting children who have speech, language and communication difficulties in a primary school.


Working a multi-disciplinary team of teachers, speech and language therapists and other professionals in this outstanding rated school where therapy is on an equal footing to academic teaching you will really get to see the progress in the pupils you are working with. It’s a small caseload, there’s no short blocks of therapy and you can extend and change interventions as required, focusing on sensory motor development and functional skills.


You will also be responsible for representing the department at meetings, clinical supervision, reports, and arranging and delivering training. You may also be responsible for managing a small team.

Add to this our comfortable, well equipped and friendly working environment, along with 10.6 weeks holiday allowance and great staff benefits we think that you will find working at this school a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

The school offer:

· A supportive working environment in a comfortable, well equipped 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.

· UK Healthcare cash plan designed to help cover your “day to day” healthcare expenditure such as Optical and Dental bills and offers cash back (up to policy limits) for a variety of different medical treatments. It also offers lifestyle benefits and discounted gym membership.


The ideal candidate will have:

· A degree in Occupational Therapy and registration with HCPC.

· 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 children, teachers, parents and carers.

· 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.

· Preferably experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.


The roles are Permanent, Full-Time roles.

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