Occupational Therapist, Wandsworth

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Garratt Park SchoolWandsworth

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £30,362 – £32,718 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Term Time Only (39 Weeks per year)
36 Hours Per Week

Would you like to use your skills to make a real difference to the life chances of young people with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Are you seeking varied and interesting work in a friendly environment? Would you welcome the challenge of working in a multi-disciplinary team? Or are you looking for experience in education and transitions to adulthood?

Garratt Park School is a secondary special school in Earlsfield for students aged 11-19. Students who attend the school have a wide range of Special Educational Needs (SEN). These include Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). 

The school has an Advisory Service to mainstream secondary and primary schools, for students with ASD and Social Communication Difficulties, and you will be part of the training delivery programmes.  

The school achieved Specialist School Status in Maths and Computing in 2008, and has the Inclusion Quality Mark, the ICT Mark and Gold Investors in People.  It was judged to be an Outstanding school by OfSTED in June 2014.

We have an opportunity for an additional experienced clinician to join a high profile therapy team with clinical supervision provided.  You will have delivered an Occupational Therapy Service within an educational setting and be skilled at working effectively training others and being part of a multi-disciplinary team. You should be a creative Therapist who is highly motivated, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  You should also be a confident and skilled practitioner, looking to extend your clinical skills in a classroom setting alongside other professionals committed to enhancing all aspects of functional skills across the curriculum.  

Your commitment to the belief that all children can do and learn, whatever their disabilities, is an essential requirement for this post.  Experience and/or knowledge of working with children who have Special Educational Needs is essential.

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. Alternatively an application pack can be found on the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/  

For any further details please contact  Janice Button at the school on the telephone number above or email recruitment@garrattpark.wandsworth.sch.uk.

Completed application should be returned to the school either by email, post or fax. 

Closing date: 16 March 2018 (at midday) Interview date: 23 March 2018 Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is subject to a DBS check. 

CVs are not accepted.

Waldron Road, London, SW18 3TB
Tel:   020 8946 5769
Fax:  020 8947 5605
Headteacher: Irene Parks
Current roll: 184

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More about Garratt Park School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Waldron Road, Earlsfield, Wandsworth, London, London, SW18 3TB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 89465769
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