Occupational Therapist - Dawn House School

Occupational Therapist

Contract: Full Time, Permanent Contract, working 35 hours per week, term time (39 weeks per year) plus an additional 3 weeks during the school closure periods + 10 weeks paid annual leave per holiday year during school closure periods.

Salary: Actual salary ranging £29,470 to £30,891, pay award pending and depending on experience.

Dawn House, a Speech and Language UK School, Helmsley Road, Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, NG21 0DQ

Informal enquiries about this post can be made to Andrea Robinson, Head of Therapy on 01623 795361 andrea.robinson@dawnhouse.org.uk. There will also be an opportunity to ask Andrea and Nicole (Deputy Head of Therapy for OT) further questions on an individual and confidential Zoom call available to any interested candidates on Monday 27th November from 2pm. Please contact using the email above for a dedicated and confidential slot.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic forward-thinking Occupational Therapist who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge in an Ofsted rated “Outstanding” (2018) specialist educational setting from Primary to Key Stage 5. Our students' primary challenges are speech, language and communication but also have other diagnosis’ including sensory challenges too.

As an OT at our school you will be working within an enthusiastic and highly skilled team working closely with Teachers, other therapists, parents, the residential team and Teaching Assistants. You will enjoy the chance to work in different ways with a small caseload of children. You will be working 1:1, with small groups, in the classroom and in our residential setting. You will have the opportunity to work intensively and in-depth with the students, parents and staff to assess, report on and devise recommendations, enabling our students to thrive. If you believe you are an outstanding Occupational Therapist who would enjoy working with our friendly and supportive team and would help our pupils to achieve their full potential, this role may be just what you are looking for.

Dawn House is set in a beautiful location with acres of well-maintained grounds. We pride ourselves as delivering outstanding, high quality integrated education, therapy and care. You will work collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, teaching assistants and residential care officers, with class groups, smaller groups and with individual children. To succeed we need people like you, who share our dedication and passion to contribute towards the successful futures of our young people.

Dawn House is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 5 – 19 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties with associated learning and/or behavioural differences.

The School received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in February 2018. The 92 pupils at Dawn House, a Speech and Language UK School receive the integrated therapy, education and care that they need to learn and develop independence. They receive full access to the national curriculum (pre 16) and an enriched curriculum that supports the transition to adulthood (post 16).

To find out more about Dawn House and Speech and Language UK please visit www.dawnhouse.org.uk and www.speechandlanguage.org.uk

We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are from ethnic minority backgrounds and those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you. 

Please note that we will not close applications before this time and date as we recognise that candidates put in a lot of time and effort into making an application and we want to give each of you the time and space to put in an application you feel proud of.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion.

Speech and Language UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We carry out appropriate vetting and verifications on all staff.

All shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search covering content that is in the public domain.

To apply, please download an application pack below.


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