Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an
experienced Occupational Therapist to join the School in Autumn 2023.
Springfields Academy, Curzon Street, Calne Wiltshire SN11 0DS
FTE Salary Range:NJC Grade J, Point 21-23, £32,909 -
£34,723 per annum, pro-rata £21,253 actual salary
Contract Type: Permanent, part time; term-time (39
weeks per year)
Contract Hours: 22.25 hours per week
The role of Occupational Therapist is
an exciting role working within our multi-disciplinary Therapy Team in close collaboration with our existing Occupational Therapist/ Head of Therapy. The
core purpose of the role is to provide
expertise, advice and intervention for a varied occupational therapy caseload,
working both discreetly and embedded within the educational environment across
It is a unique opportunity for the
successful candidate to work with a range of pupils with varied profiles alongside
education and therapy staff to embed interventions in the daily pupil
experience. This holistic therapeutic approach will ensure opportunities to
help pupils develop the functional skills for a ‘safe, independent life’.
The role requires the successful
candidate to have an understanding/commitment to understanding the theories of
autism and their impact on our pupils. They will have knowledge of how
interventions can be applied in practice to meet individual need; in addition
to creativity, flexibility, resilience and a commitment to meeting the
occupational therapy needs of our pupils through innovative provision.
About the successful candidate
- Someone with a passion for making the
environment functional and accessible for the autistic learner
- A child-centred practitioner who
responds to the individual needs of each child.
- An Occupational Therapist with good knowledge and understanding of
autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support
pupils with this need.
- A creative and flexible therapeutic
approach that builds success through challenge, personalisation and innovation.
- The confidence and skills to build
positive relationships that help to break down barriers and build self-esteem.
- A commitment to enabling all our pupils
to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential.
- Applications from newly qualified
therapists will be considered.
Springfields Academy builds safe independent
lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and enablement
from the ages of 5-19. We have 170 pupils attending our Calne site and 40
pupils at our Satellite provision in Salisbury.
The post of Speech and Language Therapist has arisen due to the growth
of our in house Therapy team in response in an increase in the complexity of
Part of the
excitement of working at Springfields is the broad range of individuals that
you will work with. Our young people with autism may have sensory needs, speech
and language difficulties, or other conditions such as social, emotional and
mental health needs. A key aspect of working at Springfields is taking the time
to get to know pupils and their individual needs, and given their complexity,
being able to create a safe, stimulating and supportive communication environment
You will be joining
a happy, hardworking and well-established multi-disciplinary Therapy Team. A
key strength of the Therapy Team is their forward thinking, innovative
approaches to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.
South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of
England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 15 academies in Plymouth,
Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of
values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and
principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them
to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful
citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children
and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the
expectations that others put on them. We
do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order
to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated
staff across all parts of the organisation.
we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values,
are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their
school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional
If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at
this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the
position, please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07759365064 or
emailing us at email@example.com.
Closing date: for applications is 24 September 2023
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for the week
commencing 2 October 2023
To apply for
this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking
‘apply now’ on the advert.
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the
closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.
Opportunities and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career
progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance
Programme with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have
high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for
the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards
our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and
training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South
Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools,
work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of
e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and
volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal
Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to
complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form
Please note that Reach South Academy
Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider
applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching
Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide
the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker
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