Occupational Therapist

(£13,291 - £18,559 per annum (FTE £26,419 - £36,889) dependent on experience)
Location: Brantridge School, Haywards Heath, RH17 6EQ Hours: 22 hours per week Term Time Only (potentially increasing to 37hrs)

Closing Date: 31/01/2020


Job Description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and strongly motivated individual to join our school to provide intensive specialist support for pupils.  We seek a therapist who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge in a specialist educational setting from Key Stage 1 and 2.  Experience of working with children with a wide range of needs is desirable.

You will:

Support the teachers by providing group or individual activities and specific programmes of support to achieve learning objectives across all areas of the curriculum.

Support the boys with specific areas of learning difficulty and advise them of strategies to deal with problems they encounter, to encourage independence, maintain personal confidence to enable them to reach their full potential.

Maintain a record of events and progress, highlighting issues of concern to the class teacher and to ensure pupil data is available to inform assessment and future planning.

Liaise with the teachers within the school, teaching assistants, other professional colleagues, parents and carers to encourage the effective sharing of knowledge and information to better understand the needs of the pupils.

Will need to meet the provision designated by the Education Health Care Plans/Statements for all students

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Further Information

Brantridge School is a specialist school located in Staplefield, near Haywards Heath. Brantridge School provides education and care for up to 54 boys aged 6-11 years old. Our pupils have a range of special needs including Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) and Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).

The School is part of Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, a family of specialist education providers with a strong track record for making a positive impact within the community it serves. As part of our Therapy Team you will play a critical role in ensuring our pupils achieve their full potential.

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 pupils 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.

Application Guidance

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Amy Morrison on 01444 400228.

To apply, please download an application form and once complete please send to jobs@orchardhill.ac.uk.

Closing date: 12 noon Friday 31st January 2020

Brantridge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made are subject to 3 terms probationary period and an enhanced DBS check.

It took us two years to find a SEN school for our son. He has been going to Brantridge School since February and he has come on leaps and bounds. - Parent

My son has done amazingly well since attending Brantridge. He has improved academically and grown in confidence. I could not have wished for a better school for him. - Parent

My son started in September 2021 and he is very settled and understood by Brantridge School. - Parent

My son currently attends Brantridge School and is in your Year 5. He has progressed massively since starting here 2 1/2 years ago. - Parent

From my experience working with the school I have found them to have always been child focused and willing to adapt their provision to meet a child's specific needs. - Parent

The School is fantastic, with wonderful staff and facilities. - Parent

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