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Occupational Therapy Assistant - Term Time

Rowhill School, Longfield

  • Ref:KCC886-7044-149S
  • Posted:12/06/2024
  • Pay:KR5 + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:28/06/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA


The successful postholder will provide support to the Therapy Team and work under the direct guidance of the Occupational Therapist to deliver occupational therapy interventions to pupils at Rowhill school. These interventions will be aimed at improving the overall independence and functional skills of our pupils mainly by developing their fine motor skills, gross motor skills, self-regulation, sensory processing skills and daily living skills.

The Occupational Therapist works closely with pupils and members of staff to identify areas of need in order to help with specific functional difficulties. The successful post-holder may work with pupils on a 1:1 basis or a group basis, guided by the recommendations and advice given by the Occupational Therapist.

You will receive necessary training to understand your role, duties and responsibilities and be supported with regular supervision.

If you have any questions or for any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our Therapeutic Lead, Helen Thomas via email at helent@rowhill.kent.sch.uk

Information about the school

Rowhill School is a day special school designated for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. The school currently has approximately 160 pupils on roll, between the ages of 5 and 16. Pupils have a wide range of needs, including communication and interaction difficulties, as well as behavioural, social and mental health needs. We also provide an Alternative Curriculum Provision for KS4 pupils, providing tutoring, both on and off site.

The Dartford STLS teaching service also forms part of the schools structure.

Our staff work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. At Rowhill, we feel strongly that our pupils are entitled to a broad, balanced, inclusive, relevant and learner-focused curriculum, which will develop the young people to be lifelong independent learners.

Rowhill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and well-being of all children and expects all staff to support the school in achieving this commitment.

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