Occupational Therapist - Band 5/6

Abbey School for Exceptional ChildrenChester

About the School

Abbey School is an independent special school for children and young persons between the ages of 4 and 19 with autism whom may have additional learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge.  We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, proactive and hard-working Occupational Therapist who is an outstanding practitioner and is committed to improving outcomes for children and young people with SEN and/or disability and their families.

About the post

This is a permanent, full-time post, and we are seeking to appoint as soon as possible.

The post-holder will:

• Provide occupational therapy support to children and young people aged 4-19 with autism whom may have additional learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge within a day and residential special school setting.

• Work as part of a trans-disciplinary team ensuring each pupil’s needs are understood, accurately planned for and closely monitored.

• Advise members of the teaching team in relation to pupils’ development to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and young people.

• Provide both direct and indirect therapy for individuals and groups of pupils.

• Provide advice and support to Abbey School social care staff for residential pupils.

• Uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing.

For further information please download our recruitment pack which contains details of the job description and person specification.

Why work for us?

We are a supportive learning organisation with a strong commitment to staff development and well-being. As a member of our team you will be engaged in innovation and discovery. 

How to apply

If you feel as though you have the right qualities to join our exciting, innovative and exceptional school then please read our recruitment pack and complete our application form below.

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 20th September 2021

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by: Tuesday 21st September

Interview dates: Thursday 24th September and Friday 25th September 2021

Application forms and letters can be emailed to recruitment@abbeyschool.com or sent by post to Abbey School, 10-11 Abbey Square, Chester, CH1 2HU.

Please be advised that we only accept fully completed application forms.

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be asked to complete an in-tray task which should be returned to recruitment@abbeyschool.com prior to interview.

If you have not been contacted by Friday 25th September 2021 then please accept our thanks for your application but you will not have been selected for interview at this time.

For more information please visit www.abbeyschool.com

Abbey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

The safeguarding responsibilities of this post are to uphold Abbey School policies to protect and safeguard pupils and vulnerable adults in order to secure their health, safety and wellbeing. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are ‘spent’ unless ‘protected’ under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. 

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, race, sex, pregnancy and maternity, marriage/civil partnerships, religion/belief, or sexual orientation.

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Abbey School for Exceptional Children


Abbey School for Exceptional Children
10/12 Abbey SquareChesterCheshireCH1 2HUUnited Kingdom
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https://www.abbeyschool.com/+44 1244 960 000
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