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Occupational Therapist - Full-time/Part-time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-207S
  • Posted:22/05/2024
  • Pay:£31,874 - £44657 Band 6-7 Fringe
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:18/06/2024 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Salary: £31,874 - £44657 (£37162 - £52067 FTE)


Can you make the difference to the lives of our students?  Do you like to be challenged?   Are you solution focused?

Do you want to be part of our OUTSTANDING SEMH school?

This could be the job for you.

West Heath School is a challenging place to work, but our dedicated staff rebuild live through education. Teaching respect, encouraging responsibility, building relationships, and developing resilience in our students is an integral part of the role. Our committed, dynamic, and resourceful staff find working at West Heath School rewarding.

To support our students, we have our own onsite multi-disciplinary therapy department. You will work closely with an experienced team of colleagues from a range of disciplines including SALT/ Play Therapy/Clinical Psychology and of course another OT.   You will be responsible for providing clinical assessments, reports, therapy programmes, advice, and training as an integrated resource across the school. Working with the team you will take a holistic approach to support the needs of our students to help them reach their full potential. Candidates should be registered to HCPC and be a member of RCOT.  Ideally you will have previous experience of working with children and young people (9 - 19) and you will have a strong understanding of SEMH.

As a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement. West Heath School works towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood.

If you would like to be part of the journey helping our students gain their best outcomes, we can support you by offering:

  • Term Time only working
  • Payment of your professional fees
  • Free lunches
  • Generous Company Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistant Programme
  • Charity Discount Scheme
  • Summer and Christmas Social events
  • Free onsite parking
  • Swimming pool 
  • Excellent training opportunities both internal and external

If you want to know more about us or would like to visit before applying, please call or e-mail the HR team.


Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post (including an Enhanced DBS check. Management positions will require a 128 Check.)

Information about the school


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding May 2022

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Kelly or Chloe Checkley
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: whs.hr-team@westheathschool.com


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 Education.