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Highly Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist - Full-time

Broomhill Bank School (Tunbridge Wells), Royal Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-7002-372S
  • Posted:18/01/2019
  • Pay:Kent Range 11
  • Start Date:Apr 2019
  • App Close Date:25/02/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:7 March 2019

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HIGHLY SPECIALIST PAEDIATRIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST WITH SENSORY INTEGRATION TRAINING REQUIRED - 37 hours per week, Term Time only based working across both sites.

We are looking for someone who can take responsibility for jointly contributing to the development of a specialised, fully-integrated Therapy Department at Broomhill Bank School.  

You will also be responsible for providing Highly Specialist Occupational Therapy intervention to students at Broomhill Bank School working across our two sites, North (Hextable) and West (Tunbridge Wells). Our students can present a wide range of complex developmental needs relating to a diagnosis of ASD or severe specific language impairment.  

You will be part of the Occupational Therapy team working alongside our Occupational Therapist and our Occupational Therapist Assistant who are based at our West site in Tunbridge Wells.

In addition, you will provide highly specialised clinical expertise, advice and training in paediatric occupational therapy support and sensory integration therapy, to other practitioners within the school and to parents. This might also include some support for the wider schools community, at the discretion of the Headteacher.

Closing date for applications is Monday 25 February 2019 at 9am and interviews to take place on Thursday 7 March 2019. 

Information about the school

Broomhill Bank School is a highly successful coeducational special school, situated on two sites, for students aged 11-19 with an Education, Health and Care Plan relating to Communication, Interaction and Learning difficulties. Broomhill Bank School (West) is situated in Rusthall near Tunbridge Wells, and is the administrative centre for the school as a whole. Broomhill Bank (North) opened in September 2015 and is situated in Hextable, near Swanley.

Broomhill Bank School invests a great deal in employing the best staff and in training them to achieve highly in their respective roles. We strive to engage staff who are self-motivated, professional and ambitious for our students and who, within these parameters, who experience high satisfaction levels and enjoyment from the jobs they do.

The school is involved in a number of collaborative arrangements outside the immediate school:

We are active members of the Kent Association of Special Schools (KASS), comprising the 24 special schools across Kent as a whole. Broomhill Bank School is also part of the Collaborative Learning Alliance of Special Schools (CLASS) Multi-teaching School Alliance, involving the 24 Kent special schools. Teaching School status was awarded in December 2015.

Broomhill Bank School is the Service Level Agreement Holder for the Specialist Teaching and Learning Outreach Service within the Tunbridge Wells District. This has resulted from an agreement with Kent Local Authority in September 2012 to devolve the centralised Specialist Teaching and Learning Service out to 12 of Kent’s special schools, to combine with existing outreach resources. We deploy this resource to support children and young people with SEND in schools and Early Years settings across the Tunbridge Wells District.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.