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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

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Working pattern

Full time, term time: 38 hours per week, Term time only

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Scale C £23,588 - £25,946 (Actual £20,375 - £22,411.60)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Occupational Therapy Assistant Reference No(s): 000000237

*Salary: Scale C £23,588 - £25,946 (Actual £20,375 - £22,411.60) Location: Headington, Oxfordshire

Hours of Work: 38 hours per week, Term time only Closing Date: Friday 12th July

Interview Date: week commencing 15th July 2024 Start Date: To be negotiated

The Role

Reporting to the Occupational Therapist, you will be responsible for supporting the development of and providing a specialised occupational therapy service to children and young people aged 8 to 19 who have autism and / or Severe Learning Disabilities with the support of the OT. This will include delivering OT programs, groups, clinical observations, note taking, team meetings, ordering equipment and supporting class staff. You will also support and enhance the young person’s ability to perform every day activities and participate in multiple environments as part of the therapy team.

You will work with the leadership and staff teams in both the education areas of the academy and the Children’s Home. You will support our ethos, vision and direction which enables a sustained improvement in the young people’s spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical well-being.

Your role will be to work with the OT to support young people in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. This is an exciting time to join this academy and really make your mark whilst developing your career. If this challenge inspires you then we are waiting to hear from you.

About You

You will have the relevant experience, the knowledge and experience of working with young people with autism and associated learning difficulties. You will be a fast learner and team player. Knowledge of sensory processing is essential.

You will also need to be a clear and effective communicator in both writing and verbally to enable you to build links with all internal and external stakeholders. A full job description is included in our application pack.

What the school offers its staff


  • Cycle to Work Scheme upon successful completion of probation period
  • Pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Programme to support health and wellbeing
  • The support of a trained line manager and dedicated senior leaders
  • Investment into your personal development including annual appraisal and training opportunities
  • Trust-wide engagement activities throughout the year
  • Wellbeing initiatives in your setting
  • MAT Life Day
  • Free flu jabs
  • Full induction
  • Whole Trust CPD day
  • Enhanced Sick Pay Policy
  • You are awesome awards
  • Whole trust CPD day
  • Big Thank You day


MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references. This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified. Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.

In line with the update to KSCIE 2022 MacIntyre Academies will carry out an online search of the candidate once the shortlisting process has been completed as part of their due diligence. This may involve a google search of the candidate’s name, looking at the top three search results over the past three years. If any incidents or issues are identified that are publicly available online this will be explored with the candidate at interview stage.

*Salaries are based on full-time equivalent (FTE) per annum and are dependent upon experience

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Endeavour Academy, Oxford

School type
Academy, ages 8 to 19
School size
30 pupils enrolled
Age range
8 to 19

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