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Occupational Therapist - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Bradstow School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC212-7077-26S
  • Posted:23/12/2021
  • Pay:NHS Equivalent band 5 - 7 DOE
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:21/01/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:February 2022



Therapy Band 5 – 7 DOE

Permanent position

37.5 hours per week, All year round.

Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland just a few hundred metres from the sandy beaches of Broadstairs. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management.

We are seeking an individual to undertake the role of Occupational Therapist. You will work collaboratively with the Education and Care support staff to enhance the integrated and holistic support planning and learning for the young people at the school. There will be a special focus on sensory integration within this post.

Duties of this role include (but are not limited to): Conducting assessments, developing individual programs, liaising with parents and carers, liaising with external agencies and ensuring the individual needs of our young people are met.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

You will be provided with an extended and ongoing package of induction and training as we believe that staff training and professional development, together with the other staff support systems in place, are essential in our specialised field and are at the core of the success of the Children’s Home and School. 

We offer a generous salary and benefits including:

  • Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Rewards High Street Discount Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Investors In People Gold Accredited employer
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Thorough induction process
  • Strong health and well-being focus

 If you would like to join our team and help us to continue to transform the lives of these children and their families, please contact us. Working at Bradstow will be challenging and you will need to be committed to the needs of the young people and the school.

Closing date: Friday 21st January 2022 at 4pm

Please note that all shortlisted candidates will be invited to visit the school prior to interview.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Bradstow is a residential special school registered as a children's home in Broadstairs, Kent. It is maintained by the London Borough of Wandsworth for children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. Many of our children and young people have associated communication difficulties and emotional/behavioural challenges associated with their disabilities and medical needs.

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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 Legislation.