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  • Start date details

    September 2023 or sooner

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time, term time only, 34 hours/45.8 weeks

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

P02 (SP 29-32)/£31,296-£33,693

What skills and experience we're looking for

Core purpose

  • To work as a member of the Whitefield Occupational Therapy Service, providing Occupational Therapy assessment and intervention, to children attending special schools in Whitefield Academy Trust.
  • To be responsible for assessment and intervention of services for children with a broad range of needs from physical and developmental disabilities, motor coordination and sensory processing disorders. To provide advice and training to school staff and the child’s family, using a variety of therapy approaches. To assess for and recommend special equipment where appropriate.
  • To provide supervision for Occupational Therapy students or Occupational Therapy Assistants, where necessary. To liaise with other Health Care Professionals, Teachers and Learning Support assistants in the provision of therapy programmes. To actively contribute to effective team working and communication within the wider multi-disciplinary teams.

What the school offers its staff

Just as we seek to give our pupils a fantastic school experience, we want every member of our team to find being part of Whitefield Academy Trust a fulfilling and enjoyable experience. Whatever their role, we are committed to supporting each team member and giving them every opportunity to progress their careers across our schools and services.

It's not always an easy job, but it offers huge job satisfaction. You'll be part of a supportive team and we'll teach you how. The Trust is noted for its staff training and professional development. There are opportunities to progress in your career through our internal progression scheme.

We offer:

  • A wide-ranging and high-quality CPD programme which can be tailored around each team member’s unique skills and career aspirations;
  • A welcoming and inspiring working environment in which colleagues look out for and support one another;
  • Opportunities to share best practice and ideas with colleagues across the Trust;
  • Wellbeing support mechanisms including practical and emotional support;
  • A competitive local government or teachers’ pension scheme, with defined benefits;
  • Recognition of continuous service with Local Authorities and other academy trusts for various employment entitlements;
  • Refer a friend to work scheme and earn £300;
  • Interest free loans for bicycle purchase;
  • Mentoring scheme.


Further details about the role

You will be working with a team of knowledgeable and supportive specialist teachers and with excellent facilities. Our Professional Development Services offers excellent potential for continuous professional development and collaborates with the University of East London – you will have the opportunity to gain a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education whilst working with us. Middle and senior leaders are supported to complete the National Professional Qualification for Middle/Senior Leadership.

If invited to interview, you will get a chance to visit different parts of the School and we will work to match your skills and aspirations to our needs.

About Whitefield School

Whitefield Schools and Centre is the largest special school in Europe and has an international reputation for its expertise and resources within the special school sector. The pupils on roll have a wide range of Special Educational Needs.In order to successfully address the children’s learning needs Whitefield Schools and Centre operates as three Specialist Schools - Sensory Impairment and Learning Difficulties (SILD), Communication and Interaction Primary (CIP) and Communication and Interaction Secondary (CIS).

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)
medical
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 Whitefield School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 19
School size
358 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 19
Phone number
02072598770

Special Educational Needs

Arranging a visit to Whitefield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email whitefieldacademytrust@hays.com.

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