England - New Malden (SW London)
Blossom House is an Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ specialist school for children aged 3 – 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties. Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities.Occupational Therapist(Full-Time, Permanent, with 9 weeks holiday) or(Full-Time, Permanent, Term-time only, approx. 36 weeks pa)We have an exciting opportunity for an Occupational Therapist to join our Therapy Team, supporting children who have speech, language and communication difficulties.The role involves, amongst other responsibilities, providing an OT service focusing on sensory motor development and functional skills. You will be responsible for delivering therapy treatment programmes for group and individual OT. You will also be required to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team.We offer: A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building. Close to a good transport network and on-site free parking is available. Small class sizes and the opportunity to work 1-1 with children where possible. Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists, Music Therapists and Play Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment. Continued professional development. An opportunity to pursue a career in Teaching or Therapy where applicable. Competitive salaries, generous staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.The ideal candidate will have: Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning. Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills. Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN). The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers. The ideal candidate will have excellent administrative and computer skills as this make up a large part of the role. Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum. The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs. The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential. At least completed Level 1 training in Sensory Integration and 2 years paediatric experienceThe role is a Permanent, Full-Time, Term-time only role. (approx.. 36 weeks pa)Monday to Friday: (8:30 – 17:00)Start date: January 2019Annual salary: Salary dependent on experienceWorking time: Approx. 36 week term-time work plus paid holidays and bank holidaysClosing Date: Friday, 9th November 2018 (Early applications encouraged)Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirements of the person specification.If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form from the school website: Blossom House School | Vacancies and email completed forms to recruitment@blossomhouseschool.co.ukFor further information please contact: Annerie Smit, email: anneries@blossomhouseschool.co.ukThis role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.
Job Start Date: January 2019

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