This job expired on 18 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    18 October 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    20 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Full time
Term Time Only 35 hours Monday to Friday - 8.00am to 4pm occasional evenings till 5pm
Contract type
Band 7 Equivalent - NJC PO4 (£42,609 - £45,594 pro rata) Actual Salary - £37,475 - £40,102

Job summary

Are you an energetic and creative Specialist Occupational Therapist? Are you looking to make a difference to the lives of young people with autism and complex needs? Looking to further your own professional development? If so, come and join our team!

We are expanding our therapy team and seek an experienced, well-qualified and dynamic Specialist Occupational Therapist who has the ability to lead and support the development of our excellent provision for young people with autism, severe learning and language and communication difficulties. Our therapy team consists of Speech and Language Therapists and a Multi Disciplinary Team. We will be expanding to include working with music and with movement and hope to develop OT assistant roles amongst our Teaching Assistants. We have Sensory Integration Therapy currently in place with our OT’s and we have support from an NHS OT for more functional life skills. This service will be led by the OT for the first term.

Phoenix School is successful, ambitious and forward thinking. You will be joining an Outstanding School (Ofsted November 2018) with strong leadership and committed staff team.

This is an exciting opportunity as this role specifically focuses OT time on students aged between 3 and 19. These young people need support to develop meaningful skills that help them access work, learning and leisure activities. We operate as a college provision affiliated with an accredited National Autistic Society School, which has been praised for the creative approach to working with young people with autism and with their carers. The school has won a number of awards including the NASEN Parental Engagement Award.

The successful candidate will work as part of the therapy team at Phoenix to provide advice, supervision and training to the teachers and teaching assistants as well as parents to enable them to support the development of children’s and young people’s functional and sensory needs.

Closing Date: 9am, 18th October 2021
Shortlisting Date: 19th October 2021
Interviews & Assessment Date: Thursday 18th November 2021

The Governing Body of the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and staff and the Executive Headteacher must ensure that the highest priority is given to following all safeguarding guidance and regulations. The successful candidate will require an enhanced DBS clearance. We are dedicated to equality and valuing diversity.

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School overview

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
Education phase
School size
431 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Contact phone number

About Phoenix School

Special School for children with Autism

Arranging a visit to Phoenix School

If you would like to visit the school or discuss the post, please contact Ciara McCone

School location

49 Bow Road, London, E3 2AD

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