Orchard Hill

Specialist Occupational Therapist

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Salary: Grade: Band 6, Spine point: 25-30. £37,758.57 to £44,579.61 per annum (FTE £39,181 to £46,259 per annum inclusive of High Cost Area Supplement for Outer London) For an exceptional candidate an additional recruitment and retention allowance may apply. 

Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday – Friday, Term Time plus 2 weeks (Part-time, flexible working and/or Job share will be considered) 

Location: Addington Valley Academy, Field Way, New Addington, Croydon CR0 9AZ

Addington Valley Academy are seeking to recruit an Occupational Therapist Specialist to work as part of our dynamic multi-disciplinary team (including SALTs, ASD leads, Canine and Music Therapists) to support our learners in accessing all aspects of the curriculum, as well as liaising with parents/carers and other external professionals and agencies. You will work closely with teaching staff, helping to integrate therapy and learning objectives, as well as instructing and supporting teaching staff in delivering therapy programmes and use of specialised equipment. You will also deliver training to other staff.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

Addington Valley Academy is special Free School in Croydon for children and young people with autism and learning difficulties. The school opened in 2020 and provides 150 places for children and young people aged 2-19 who have autism and social communication, cognitive, sensory and social, emotional, and behavioural needs.

The new purpose designed school is equipped to meet the needs of students and includes sensory gardens, indoor sensory rooms, soft-play area, and a large cookery room along with other facilities to encourage students to learn skills to live independently. Students access specialist support enabling them to learn and achieve in a nurturing and aspirational environment.

Addington Valley Academy is a rewarding and inspirational place to work and the whole school community comes together to create the best possible outcomes for its students.

To find out more about Addington Valley Academy please visit www.addingtonvalley.org

Addington Valley Academy is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Tina McMenamin via email jobs@addingtonvalley.org to arrange a time to discuss this further.

To apply for the role please use the quick apply option to submit an application. If you have any queries, please contact jobs@addingtonvalley.org.

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role.

Please note that CV applications cannot be considered.

Closing date: 12 noon, 13th May2024

Interview: week commencing 20th May 2024

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