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Occupational Therapist

Sunmarke SchoolDubai, UAE

About us:

Imagine schools with a variety of educational pathways where the skills of achievement, such as literacy, critical thinking, numeracy, discipline and work ethic are taught alongside the skills of wellbeing, such as confidence, contentment, kindness, gratitude, health, and love.  Welcome to Fortes Education, Dubai. We have been delivering high quality education provision to young people for over two decades.

Our Positive Education schools foster active engagement in learning and activities. We celebrate positive emotions and accomplishments, encourage students to cultivate fulfilling relationships with others and to seek meaning and purpose in their own lives.

Judged by the Dubai School Inspection Bureau (DSIB) as a ‘Very Good’ School in our 3rd year of operation, as an 'Outstanding' British School Overseas, we set high standards and expectations for each pupil in academics and in co-curricular participation. Our high-impact learning programme lays a strong foundation that develops each pupil’s multiple intelligences through a broad range of activities in and out of the classroom. Our commitment is to provide a premium world-class “positive” education, which empowers our pupils to become innovative thinkers, socially confident life-long learners, having growth mindsets and character strengths, to flourish in an ever-changing world.

We present an exciting opportunity to join our all through school and to play an important part in our journey to “outstanding”. Sunmarke School, Dubai is one of our flag-ship schools, located at a prime location in Jumeirah Village Triangle. Sunmarke offers a fantastic range of pathways for students including the NCE, GCSE/IGCSE, ‘A’ Levels, BTEC and the IB Diploma and Career Related Programmes.

About you:

Due to our continued growth, we seek to appoint an outstanding in-house Occupational Therapist to join our team in August 2021.

We are looking for certain qualities:

Skilled in the best global educational practices

Committed to developing and inspiring every pupil, to believe that they can and will succeed

Outstanding role models who embody our core values

Passionate about providing enriched learning opportunities for children in and out of the classroom.

Excellent communicators who can ignite a passion for learning in our students

Able to make a significant contribution to our extra-curricular activities (ECA) programme and to wider campus life

Strong academic back-ground, work-ethic, well-organised having excellent interpersonal skills

The candidate should be a fully qualified Speech and Language Therapist and will be part of the school’s Inclusion team.

Dynamic, enthusiastic and well-qualified holding as a minimum, a degree or a masters degree in Speech & Language Therapy. Experience in training/working with teachers is desirable.

Our Offer:

Excellent tax-free salary

Furnished Accommodation

Baggage Allowance

Medical Insurance for self

Annual Air-Ticket and paid vacations

State-of-the-art facilities and amenities in a newly built campus in a prime location in Dubai

An enthusiastic learning community of students, teachers, parents and Board members, who are dedicated to maximise student achievement for each and every child, and to create positive learning opportunities in and out of the classroom

Working within a team of highly driven and supportive colleagues

Excellent professional development

Working in Dubai, one of the world’s most sought after work and travel destinations

Application Process:

If you have the passion, energy and commitment to drive accelerated outcomes for young people, we would welcome your application.  In return, you will join a rapidly evolving organisation that can offer you a central role within our future growth plans.

Candidates are invited to complete our Online Application by visiting:  http://forteseducation.com/Careers/Current-Openings

Interviews will take place either face to face in Dubai or by video conferencing if the applicant is not based in Dubai.

Appointment Start Date: Mid-Aug 2021

Fortes Education is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including a satisfactory International Child Protection Certificate, plus resident country Police checks.