Warning - This Vacancy is now Closed!

Occupational Therapist - Full-time/Part-time

Shenstone School, Crayford

  • Ref:KCC303-7001-95S
  • Posted:11/09/2023
  • Pay:£39,375 - £45,927 (full-time equivalent)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:08/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:16/10/2023


Post Title:   Occupational Therapist

Post Location: Shenstone School - You will be required to work with pupils at all of our Shenstone Sites:  Crayford, Sidcup and Belvedere. 

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours/Weeks: 36 hours per week/40 weeks per year (term-time + 2 weeks)

For the right candidate there could be some flexibility in hours or the possibility of some hybrid working.  Should this be something of interest, this will be discussed at interview.  However, please bear in mind that this is a pupil focused position and we will require the post holder to be on the premises working during pupil core hours (9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Grade:  Scale 15 (equivalent to NHS Band 7)

Salary:  £35,202 - £41,060 approx* term-time only salary *This salary is based on 36 hours per week/40 weeks per year.

£39,375 – £45,927 (full-time equivalent)

Your salary will be discussed at appointment stage.  The point on the scale will be assigned according to your experience and qualifications.                                             

Post Start Date: This will be discussed at interview.

Tour:   If you are interested in applying and wish to view our amazing school, please e-mail hr@shenstone-tkat.org with your name and contact number and we will arrange a convenient date and time.

Closing Date:   Sunday 8th October 2023

Interview Date:  Monday 16th October 2023 

If the successful candidate doesn’t hold a Sensory Integration qualification, then this is something we could look at funding (subject to terms and conditions)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an inspirational and passionate Occupational Therapist to join the staff team at Shenstone School.  We are looking for someone who is able to help, support and bring out the best in our pupils who have severe, profound and/or complex needs.

The successful candidate will be a qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist who is confident, enthusiastic and motivated.  This is a pro-active role, working with the pupils within the classroom setting.  You will be providing personalised, innovative and new ideas in order to obtain the best individual outcomes for our fantastic pupils. 

They will be responsible for such duties as: assessing, diagnosing, treating and managing pupils needs, sourcing equipment, liaising with parents/carers and multidisciplinary teams regarding their implementation, producing reports/plans, supporting in meetings etc.

The post holder will ideally work 36 hours per week over 40 weeks per year (term-time + 2 training/administration weeks).  However, for the right candidate there could be some flexibility  in hours or the possibility of some hybrid working.  Should this be something of interest, this will be discussed at interview.  However, as this is a pupil focused position, the successful candidate will be required to be on the premises working during pupil core hours which are 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Information about the school

Shenstone School is an all-through specialist school for children and young people with severe and/or profound and multiple learning difficulties. Although we currently have a temporary facility for our secondary students, a specially adapted secondary school is currently being built in Halt Robin Road, Belvedere. We opened our doors to our secondary provision in September 2022 when we welcomed our first cohort of pupils and we now currently have one year 8 and two year 7 classes.

Our staff are passionate about providing our students with the best learning opportunities. Working in partnership with parents and carers, we successfully foster and develop a positive attitude in our young people and support them to have opportunities that will allow them to achieve beyond their expectations. The support and guidance students receive from staff give them the confidence to learn independently and strive to achieve their most aspirational outcomes. The school positions itself as a centre of excellence for its students, parents/carers, staff, local authorities and the wider community.

We aim to ensure that all students have the maximum opportunity to participate fully in society to enhance their life chances. We pride ourselves on ensuring that learning remains purposeful but is equally fun. We are committed to supporting the emotional health and well-being of all our students, staff and parents/carers, and we stand by our motto of “Together we engage, thrive and achieve”.

We are very proud of Shenstone School and our achievements, which include autism accreditation through the National Autistic Society, The Wellbeing Award for Schools, Outstandingly Happy School status, Move Centre of Excellence Award, National Online Safety Certified School status, and we are also an accredited Arts Award Centre. We continue to expand with new ideas and initiatives to maintain and improve services for students and staff.

Staff at Shenstone School can access the following benefits: excellent induction and probation processes, comprehensive in-house training, competitive pension scheme, employee counselling services, vaccination programmes, on-site mental health first aid team and various other well-being and social activities

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Georgia Bissett
  • Address:94 Old Road, Crayford, Kent, DA1 4DZ
  • Telephone: 01322 524145
  • Email: hr@shenstone-tkat.org


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.