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Occupational Therapist - Full-time

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-240S
  • Posted:14/04/2020
  • Pay:KR9 (£28,925-£32,917)
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:12/05/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you adaptable and able to bring out the best in our pupils with special talents, aged 4 – 19, with severe, profound or complex needs?

Inspirational Occupational Therapist is required this very special school. We are looking for a Therapist to work Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm. This can be either a full time role or a term time only role. 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.

The successful candidate will be a qualified and experienced Occupational Therapist. 

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 lead on 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 complete the application form and forward to us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Peggy Murphy, Principal

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references.

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over 3 sites in and around Maidstone, Kent. We currently have 532 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs. We have 340 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. For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

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

Fax: 01622 744828


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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.