Swalcliffe Park School is a non-maintained charitable incorporated organisation specialising in day and residential education and care for autistic young people (aged 10-19 years old). We currently have 71 students on role and have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted for both Education (2019) and Residential care (2023). The school also has Advanced Level Autism Accreditation and an Enhanced Practitioner Commendation. We offer excellent working conditions in a beautiful setting, including paid school holidays, opportunities for career development and staff training.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST – NHS Band 5
Pay scale: NHS £28,407 – £34,581 per annum (depending on experience).
Full Time during Term Time plus 13 weeks’ paid holiday and membership of Local Government Pension Scheme, comparable to NHS.
We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dynamic Occupational Therapist to join our friendly innovative team of three Occupational Therapists, to progress their career in paediatrics OT. Newly qualified and those about to graduate in Occupational Therapy are encouraged to apply.
The Occupational Therapy team are integrated within the school and work closely with the onsite multi-disciplinary therapy team (Speech & Language Therapy and Clinical Psychology) including joint assessments as well as joint planning and delivery of therapy sessions.
The role includes responsibility for a small caseload with the opportunity to carry out individual, small group and class-based interventions using evidence-based approaches within the school day and during residential hours. The role includes a strong support element for the school staff, residential staff and parents including liaisons, subject specific support, classroom and environmental modifications/advice as well as delivering workshops/training. The school will support the successful candidate to gain the necessary SI post graduate qualifications over time.
As part of the Quality of Life research that Swalcliffe Park School is leading, the role also includes a focus on developing self-management needs within independence activities and functional life skills through delivering independence lessons as well as supporting our young people to access their community following a therapeutic framework.
The applicant must be registered with HCPC.
Closing Date: Monday, 19th February 2024 12 noon. We reserve the right to close the advert early should we have sufficient suitable applicants to interview.
Interview Date: Tuesday, 27th February 2024
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This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure. We are an equal opportunities employer.