• Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, Quadrant House, 8th Floor - The Quadrant, Sutton SM2 5AS
  • 0345 402 0453
  • enquiries@ohcat.org
Menu

Occupational Therapist – St Dominic’s School

£27,146 – £44,543 per annum, depending on experience (R5 Scp 27 – R8 Scp 54)
St Dominic’s School, Godalming GU8 4DX
Full time, term time only
Closing Date: 08/11/2021

Job Details

We are looking for an enthusiastic and strongly motivated individual to join our experienced team providing intensive specialist support for pupils and students. We seek an Occupational Therapist who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge in a specialist educational setting from Key Stage 2 to 5.

You will have the opportunity to work alongside other professionals to ensure the best outcomes for learners. You will build rewarding relationships with the pupils and students you work with, as you become part of our close and caring community.

Occupational Therapist – Job Profile – Sept 21

Person Specification

Experience of working with children and young people with a range of needs including SpLD and Autism is desirable.

Further Information

St Dominic’s School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a specialist Trust with 12 Academies and 7 College Centres across London, Surrey and Sussex.

We are a special school in Surrey and provide education for pupils and students aged 7-19, typically with a primary diagnosis of Autism or social communication difficulties. Our school is located in the beautiful village of Hambledon, close to Witley, Milford, Guildford and Godalming. We have views of the Surrey hills and plenty of outdoor space, including access to the common and a Forest School site.

Whilst we value the history of our site and main building, we are also in the process of modernising our environment and we have a number of exciting projects underway, including a refurbished therapy provision and a second Sensory Integration Therapy room.

At St Dominic’s School we believe that all pupils and students should leave our setting ready to ‘achieve ambitious goals and live life to the full’. Our therapists are integrated into the wider staff team and have created a bespoke Needs Led Curriculum that includes dedicated curriculum time to developing pupil and student social interaction and functional independence. We also have a strong emphasis on ensuring quality of life for both pupils and staff and are launching a comprehensive piece of work to ensure that emotional and mental wellbeing are at the heart of what we do.

No two days are the same at St Dominic’s School and you will need creativity, perseverance, good teamworking skills and a sense of fun.

In return, we offer excellent support from colleagues and staff, commitment to CPD, and access to internal and external training.

If you believe you can help our learners to fulfil their potential at school, at home and in their communities and are looking for a fresh challenge, then this role may be just what you are looking for.

Further details and how to apply

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emily Rackstraw, Head of Therapy at erackstraw@stdominicsschool.org.uk

Please contact Theresa Jones, PA to the Prinicpal by email at tjones@stdominicsschool.org.uk for further information or to arrange a visit to the school.

To apply, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Start date: ASAP

Closing date: 12pm, 8th November 2021

St Dominic’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

Latest News

And the winner is…..

After much deliberation and hours of independent judging, artist, Louise Pasquill, has chosen the winners of this year’s OHC&AT Christmas card competition. First place for Primary entries went to William, age 7 at Dysart School and first place for Secondary …

Read more

OHC&AT Christmas Card Competition 2022

Pupils and students across the Trust have done it again! We were inundated with festive designs that have filled the entire reception area in Quadrant House. Thank you to everyone who took part in our competition to design the official …

Read more

Transition Events

We have had a busy week of Transition Events across Orchard Hill College. The aim of these events is to provide information and advice on what provisions students can access in the local area and information on next steps after …

Read more

John Reilly presents at the Schools and Academies Show 2022

John Reilly, Principal of Addington Valley Academy delivered an inspirational session at The Schools and Academies Show 2022. He shared his extensive knowledge and expertise of the needs of young people with SEND and how moving to a purpose-designed school …

Read more