Specialist Occupational Therapist

(£14,528-£20,285 per annum (FTE £27,146 - £37,903) depending on experience)
Location: Brantridge School, Haywards Heath, RH17 6EQ Hours: 22.5 hours per week, Term Time Only (potentially increasing to 36hrs)

Closing Date: 30/04/2021


Job Description

You will

Be able to provide 1:1, paired and group interventions both in and outside of the classroom setting, in order to meet provision outlined on pupil’s Education, Health and Care Plans

Support the pupils with specific areas of difficulty, and have specific knowledge and experience in developing interventions to target social and psychological needs

Be confident in implementing strategies to manage pupils’ emotional regulation, to increase engagement in learning and develop pupils’ self-esteem

Support in the development and coordination of a new sensory room within the school

Attend multi-displinary meetings and provide training for the Education team, Pupil Support team, Safeguarding team and Therapy team to provide updates on pupil progress, encourage effective sharing of research and knowledge and to develop sound understanding of the needs of the pupils

Be able to advise parents and carers with the management of students’ emotional regulation and sensory needs at home

Maintain succinct clinical notes, complete relevant assessments highlighting issues of concern to the teams around the pupils and track progress, to ensure pupil data is available to inform future planning.

This is a unique opportunity to develop specialist 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.

Job Description – Occupational Therapist BRS

Person Specification

Person Specification – Occupational Therapist BRS

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 5-11 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. Our Therapy team consists of a Speech and Language Therapist, Art Therapist and Therapy Assistant and you will help play a critical role in ensuring our pupils achieve their full potential.

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 click here. You will be redirected to apply via our TES online portal.

Closing date: 30th April 2021

Interview date: Week Commencing 20th May 2021

Please note CV applications will not be accepted.

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.

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

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

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

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

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