Occupational Therapist

Job Summary
Contract Type:
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Please see advert text
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
23/10/2020 23:59
Grade M (NJC 34-36) £19,310 - £20,325 (actual salary)
Hours per week:
22.5 hrs TTO (43.7wks) (Flexibility could be arranged re working pattern)
Job Category:
Schools - Support
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Employment Location:
Stockton on Tees
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Closing date:
23 Oct
Further Information

Horizons Specialist Academy Trust consists of Abbey Hill Academy, Green Gates Academy, Hollis Academy, Mo Mowlam Academy and Westlands Academy. The academies serve a population of approximately 550 students aged 5 to 19 with a broad range of learning difficulties.

Abbey Hill Academy & Abbey Hill Academy Sixth Form are at the forefront of current developments in the education of young people with special needs. We specialise in meeting the needs of students aged 11 to 19 who have a full range of learning disabilities.

Abbey Hill Academy, where this post will be situated, provides for approximately 320 young people aged 11 to 19 years who have learning difficulties, as well as other physical, medical and social needs.

The academy is seeking to recruit a vibrant and enthusiastic Occupational Therapist to join our dynamic and expanding, multi-disciplinary team

The successful candidate will be joining a Multi Academy Trust that is moving forwards and is striving for excellence. We offer a collaborative and supportive environment where staff are valued and nurtured; as reflected by our recent nomination by Investors in People as a Gold organisation in their National Awards.

The successful candidate will work as part of the school team. The OT will provide education and resources to staff and parents about how children typically develop motor skills as well as how to meet their sensory needs; and how to promote this development in the classroom and at home. The OT will help staff learn to recognise and help children who may have a motor skills problem which is

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making some daily activities a challenge to learn or master and/or a sensory need which hampers their ability to access the curriculum or tolerate their environment.

The successful candidate will manage their own caseload and be expected to work flexibly, providing occupational therapy services to pupils according to clinical need and in close liaison with the school's highly specialist lead professionals and teaching staff. A large proportion of our cohort are autistic, and it is with these students the successful candidate will have the most contact therefore, an understanding of their range of needs and appropriate strategies is key.

They will also be expected to actively participate in multi-disciplinary meetings, staff meetings, and supervision, training and annual appraisals.

Applications are welcome from newly qualified or experienced Occupational Therapists. As well as excellent knowledge, good communication and interpersonal skills, the successful candidate will have proven ability to work as part of a team of teachers and support staff. Previous experience of working with students with SEN would be desirable but not essential.

A visit to the academy would be highly recommended. However, please note due to the current climate, this may need to take place after school hours. To arrange this and/or to obtain an application form and further information please e-mail Mrs Julie Povall on julie.povall@horizonstrust.org.uk

Completed application forms should be returned by 12 noon on Friday 23rd October to: Julie Povall, HR Clerk, Abbey Hill Academy, Ketton Road, Stockton-on-Tees. TS19 8BU or by email to julie.povall@horizonstrust.org.uk.