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Occupational Therapist

(Grade R5 – R8, Spine point 27 – 54, FTE £27,146 – £41,543 per annum, depending on experience.)
Location: St Dominic’s School, Hambledon, Surrey, GU8 4DX. Hours: 40 hours per week, term time only

Closing Date: 02/11/2020


Job Description

St Dominic’s School is a special academy in Surrey and provides outstanding education for pupils aged 7-19 typically with a primary diagnosis of Speech Language & Communication Needs and/or Autistic Spectrum Condition. The school is located in Hambledon, close to Witley, Milford, Guildford and Godalming.

St Dominic’s School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a specialist Trust with 12 Academies and seven College Centres across London, Surrey and Sussex.

At St Dominic’s we believe passionately in a multi-disciplinary, ‘needs led’ approach to meeting each child’s and young person’s needs, resulting in carefully managed groupings, including specialist intervention work from our in house therapeutic team.
The school works closely in partnership with families, referring authorities and external agencies to coordinate the best possible education, care, guidance and support for its pupils and students.

Please click here for full Job Profile – Occupational Therapist – Job Profile – September 2020

Person Specification

We are looking for an enthusiastic and strongly motivated individual to join our experienced team providing intensive specialist support for pupils and students. We seek an Occupational Therapist who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge in a specialist educational setting from Key Stage 2 to 5. Experience of working with children and young people with a range of needs including autism and sensory processing disorders is desirable.

This is a unique opportunity to develop clinical skills within an educational environment, offering the chance to work collaboratively with a range of professionals and to use therapeutic skills creatively to meet the needs of pupils and students. In return we offer excellent support from colleagues and staff, commitment to CPD, access to internal and external training.
If you believe you can help our learners to fulfil their potential at school, at home and in their communities and are looking for a fresh challenge, then this role may be just what you are looking for.

Further Information

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emily Rackstraw, Clinical Lead at erackstraw@stdominicsschool.org.uk.

Please contact Alison Corbett, HR & Recruitment Co-ordinator by phone 01428 684693 or email: acorbett@stdominicsschool.org.uk for further information or to arrange a visit to the school.

Application Guidance

To apply, please download application form and send your completed application form to acorbett@stdominicsschool.org.uk.

Closing date: 2 November 2020.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

St Dominic’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

 

The residential special school provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good. The actions of the school contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for children and young people. Ofsted – March 2019

 

 

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