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Occupational Therapist - Sensory Integration
  • Employer: Wirral School
  • Reference: SCH/21/165202
  • Published: Thu 16/09/2021, 13:05 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 04/10/2021, 15:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.00 hours hours per week, Full time but can be flexible if needed full time or term time
  • Salary: £38,890 to £41,881
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: The Observatory School, Merseyside

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Occupational Therapist - Sensory Integration

Are you passionate about supporting children to achieve their full potential, and want to work in a unique SEMH school where your support will make a real difference to pupil's lives and ambitions for their future ?

The Headteacher and Governing Body are looking to appoint a well-qualified, highly motivated, enthusiastic and innovative occupational therapist to join a supportive and talented team of specialists who are committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for pupils with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.

Drawing on your skills as an experienced occupational therapist, you will provide clinically effective, person centred and evidence based assessment and intervention to children at the school. You will also provide support and training to all education staff with regard to interventions and will provide OTSI intervention in another local special school.

As we support children who are experiencing or at risk of social emotional mental health difficulties, a large part of your assessment and intervention will focus on mental health and overall well-being in conjunction with supporting skills for learning.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your clinical skills and management experience, in addition to supporting service improvement and development in this specialist area.

The successful candidate will; be a specialist in Sensory Integration and have a recognised degree in occupational therapy HCPC registration and be a member of the Royal - College of occupational therapists, adhere to the standards for registration to the Health and Care Professions Council, have experience working with children with autism, learning disabilities and complex/SEMH.

As The Observatory School grows, we are creating a team which has high expectations and sets high standards for both pupils and colleagues. If you believe that you fit this description we would like to hear from you.

Applications should be submitted using the standard application form and must be accompanied by a supporting letter (no more than 2 x A4 sides, font size 12) detailing your knowledge, skills and experience.

Completed applications should be emailed to recruitment@theobservatoryschool.wirral.sch.uk no later than 3 p.m. on Monday 4th October 2021.


The school is an Equal Opportunities Employer and positively welcomes applications from all individuals regardless of their sex, gender identity, creed, marital status, race, age, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

The Observatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.

For further details please contact Paula Evans, School Business Manager at the school on 0151 652 7093.