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Occupational Therapist - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-360S
  • Posted:05/07/2022
  • Pay:£26,598 to £34,693-depending on experience
  • Start Date:September
  • App Close Date:19/07/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Are you adaptable and able to bring out the best in our pupils with special talents, aged 2 – 19, with severe, profound or complex needs?

Inspirational Occupational Therapist is required at this very special school. We are looking for a Therapist to work Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. This role can either be full year or term time only. Salary from KR8 to KR9, depending on experience, plus SEN Allowance.

We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, professional, positive and forward looking school. This is a great opportunity to develop your career by building on your current success.

Job Purpose:

  • To assess, diagnose, treat and manage own specialist caseload of pupils and maintain associated records.
  • To provide specialist intervention and evaluate outcomes.
  • To train and support the carers of pupils and deliver specialist training to other colleagues.
  • To advise and provide support to other therapists/staff on Occupational Therapy issues, across the timetable and curriculum.
  • To work as part of the Occupational Therapy Team
  • To assist in supporting the work of assistants, students, volunteers and other staff working with the Therapy Team
  • To provide total commitment to the safeguarding of pupils and the provision of opportunities for all pupils to achieve within the 5 areas of Every Child Matters.
  • To support with the manual handling within the school, including regular training and support for staff and providing suitable manual handing equipment for staff and pupils.

You will benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support staff in all aspects of school life.

The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to inclusive principles and be committed to safeguarding children and young people.

You are very welcome to email/ring for an informal conversation. If you are interested, please email Hollie Scott, Deputy HR Manager at hscott@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over sites in and around Maidstone, Kent.

We currently have over 730 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs, we are one of the largest special needs schools in the country. We have 420 employees. Our Outstanding school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students.

Our achievements include the WAS Wellbeing Award, which recognises how we look after employees and pupils.

We are a very supportive school, we offer opportunities for further professional development and career development.

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils and employees, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I
(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video)

We have recently released our own single feat. Jack Rose, view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maa_veNaobU (if the link doesn't work search 'Five Acre Wood School Hall of Fame'

Our school is committed to safeguarding pupils and staff. Our staff recruitment policies and practices comply with safe recruitment and selection requirements. We always ensure clearance of enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) prior to employment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828

Documents

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).