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Occupational Therapist

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Location
Brackenfield SEND School, Long Eaton
Reference
JOB/24/00855
Salary details
Grade 11 Actual Salary £31,973.40 - £34,798.32 per annum (£37,339 - £40,638 per annum. FTE)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Permanent
Hours
37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Closing Date
03 May 2024

Brackenfield School is an area special school for the South of Derbyshire, providing an exciting and relevant education for young people with complex needs including communication and comprehension difficulties.

Due to the complex needs of our pupils the Head Teacher and Governors wish to appoint a full-time Occupational Therapist to start on ASAP. This will be on a Derbyshire Pay Scale of Grade 11 which is roughly equivalent to NHS Band 6.

The successful candidates will join an experienced staff team who support young people aged 3 to 16, ranging in ability of the equivalent range from previous P-Scale P3i to end of Y2- KS1 expectations). All our young people have complex learning needs. We have a specific focus on pupils with complex communication and cognition needs and those with significant visual and auditory impairments. A large proportion of our population have significant sensory needs and we have several pupils that have reduced physical and motor skills. The successful candidate would work with the pupils to design and implement programmes but also with the wider staff team. We are looking for someone to join our highly skilled team, who can build excellent relationships with our children and is committed to high standards as part of a highly motivated and hardworking team.

You should have knowledge and understanding of specialist education and early childhood development. Successful applicants will need an understanding of the issues and support strategies relating to children with complex special educational needs, including sensory and physical needs.

The successful applicant will promote the school ethos through high levels of expectation, being an adaptable team player, promoting growth mindset and be able to encourage pupil independence. In specific we are looking for applicants who have experience in working with children with complex SEND and it is desirable that the candidate has worked within schools before although other relevant experience will also be considered.

Brackenfield School is committed to the safeguarding of all children. Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Brackenfield SEND School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, preventing unlawful discrimination in all of its activities and to valuing diversity.

If you would like to book to visit the school or you would like more information or to visit the school please contact hr@brackenfield.derbyshire.sch.uk or call 0115 9733710.

Teams Pre-Interview:  9 May 2024

Face to face interviews: 13 May 2024

 

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.