Occupational Therapist

Grove House School, Brentwood

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Job Ref No. ECC7002-98S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 4 (NHS Band 6)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/06/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: Tuesday 2nd July  

Job Description

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Part time Occupational Therapist at Grove House School

(Part of the SEAX Multi-Academy Trust)

NHS Band 6 (corresponds to School Local Government Pay Band 4)

Salary range: £27,905 - £31,980 (£14,898 - £17,074 pro-rata), dependent on experience

23.25 hours per week, 3 days per week

39 weeks per year including Inset Days

Required asap

Since the school's inception in 2015, Grove House has established a reputation of excellence in providing speech, language and communication expertise within a special needs educational setting.

Serving children from the ages of 8 through to 19, our aim is to continue to flourish and become a leader in progressive practice.

The Occupational Therapist will be responsible for delivering high quality, evidence based intervention for whole classes, groups and individuals working as well as working with the educational team to ensure the collaborative practice model is embedded in the life of the school.

Grove House offers an exciting opportunity, which is both professionally challenging and rewarding.

We are looking for;

  • A committed and determined therapist who shows initiative and confidence in their work.
  • Knowledge and experience of working in a school environment (special school experience desirable but not essential).
  • Be able to carry out and analyse assessments, therapy planning and offer recommendations for EHCP and annual reviews.
  • Active approach to carrying out whole class and group intervention.
  • Dynamic involvement in supporting teach staff and pupils within the classroom environment.
  • Excellent time management
  • Integration into our passionate SaLT team; but also be able to work independently when needed.
  • Superb communication skills; both verbally and written.

We offer;

  • An engaging and innovative learning setting
  • A school culture that is forward thinking and passionate about therapy.
  • A position within a committed and enthusiastic therapy team (Speech Therapists/Music Therapist)
  • High quality professional development opportunities; including regular external clinical supervision.
  • Module 1 Sensory Integration Therapy Training.
  • Pride in offering continued professional development (academy and trust wide) to all staff, including training and resources.
  • A well resourced learning environment and impressive facilities including an Occupational Therapy room and Sensory room, both with specialist equipment.
  • Highly supportive, collaborative and friendly team of staff
  • A pupil centred focus, through collective hard work from parents, governors and staff alike
  • Recently refurbished premises.

Come and visit us to find out more about this exciting opportunity
email admin@grovehouse.essex.sch.uk or telephone the School on 01277 361498.

Information about the School

Grove House School is a specialist special school which opened in September 2015 for pupils aged 8 to 19. At capacity it will admit 105 pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (or an Education, Health and Care Plan) whose primary issue is a speech, language and communication need (SLCN).

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Miss Lisa Christodoulides
Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood
Essex, CM15 9DA
Telephone: 01277 361498
Email: admin@grovehouse.essex.sch.uk