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Peripatetic Occupational Therapist

TCES Create Learning PrimaryBarking and Dagenham

Peripatetic Occupational Therapist

An inspiring opportunity to take your career to the next level and help shape the lives of our most vulnerable young people.

Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum

Location: Community spaces throughout London, based out of TCES Create Learning services in Newham & Barking.

Contract: Term time + 2 weeks

The Complete Education Solution (TCES)

TCES is an independent provider of specialist education based in London supporting exceptional neurodiverse children and young people aged 7 to 19 who have special educational needs and disabilities typically associated with autism, social emotional and mental health needs and associated disorders. Most of them will have experienced multiple placement breakdowns and significant trauma, often resulting in behaviour that challenges. On average pupils will have been excluded from other provisions up to three times before reaching us and had significant periods out of education. 

TCES pupils learn at one of our four schools or within our Home Learning service; Create Learning and Create Learning Primary support our most complex and vulnerable pupils, with highly differentiated and personalised holistic education programmes developed for each pupil focusing on developmental milestones. When they are ready, we aim for pupils to step down from Create into one of our main schools.

The Role - Occupational Therapist

We are looking for an experienced paediatric Occupational Therapist to support our neurodiverse pupils to access education through tackling occupational deprivation and addressing sensory needs. You will work from an East London base, but provide interventions to pupils with significant trauma and adverse childhood experiences in their local community spaces.

Essential requirements to be successful in the role are:

  • Demonstrable success in offering Occupational Therapy Services to highly complex and high-risk children with neurodiverse identities, including children with SEMH/ASC.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ post qualification experience.
  • HCPC Registered. 
  • Ability to plan and organise own workload, working flexibly and creatively.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • High level of experience of multi-disciplinary and inter agency working.

In return we offer:

  • Competitive salary and terms and conditions.
  • An opportunity to make a real difference and join a leading provider of specialist education, directly contributing towards positive outcomes for pupils with SEMH and ASC.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities with all staff provided an individual Learning & Development Plan to support career development, including education qualifications at all levels (QTS / QTLS / NPQs) and options to take progressive Ofqual registered Level 3 – 5 qualifications in Therapeutic Education.
  • Comprehensive induction process, including all pupil-facing staff supported in receiving the Level 3 Award in Therapeutic Education and Group Process.
  • Regular half termly staff wellbeing days.
  • A range of employee support and wellbeing benefits including our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), counselling and contributions towards medical costs and an  exclusive rewards platform.

Closing date 13 December 2021

To apply

Please complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return to

TCES is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects all staff to share this commitment. The appointment is subject to all relevant checks such as references, medical clearance and a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

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