Salary: From £31,365 per annum (depending on experience)
Contract type: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time and Term-Time Only
Closing date: Friday 28 May 2021
About the role
We are looking to employ a qualified and skilled Occupational Therapist to join our highly motivated team as soon as possible. Experience of providing practical support to students of all ages with mental, physical, social, and/or learning disabilities is essential.
Headstart School is an independent special needs school which was established in 1999. It has a proven track record of success with learners on the Autistic Spectrum including those with complex needs. Places are available for students from age 5 to 16 and following onto our Post 16 courses up to the age of 21.
Headstart School has the benefit of two sites: both situated in the East Sussex countryside, one on the outskirts of the village of Ninfield and the other at Golden Cross. The school admits up to fifty students across both sites complemented by a large qualified experienced staff team. This high ratio of qualified staff to student and our unique approach is what we believe to be our strength and the main reason for our success with students who have struggled in other academic environments.
Headstart School is committed to providing considered and carefully developed individual and personalised education to students who have found conventional learning a challenge. Headstart School uses innovative methods of teaching across a wide range of subjects with an emphasis on outdoor learning enabling students to identify and work to their own potential with enthusiasm, in a safe and happy learning environment.
Suitable candidates will be interviewed on receipt of their application as part of an ongoing recruitment programme, therefore prompt application is advised. Should the post be filled earlier than expected, this advert will be removed.
Please note, only application forms will be taken into consideration for shortlisting.
Headstart School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Employment is subject to enhanced DBS check and a barred list check along other procedures and checks as part of our safeguarding procedures. This post comes under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations. References with specific safeguarding questions will be requested. We are committed to ensuring the very highest possible standards of care to our young people and as such require all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school is an equal opportunities employer.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.