Occupational Therapist (Sensory Integration)

Location: Dawn House School, Rainworth, Mansfield

Contract: Maternity cover from April 2022 to July 2023, 35 hours per week, 41 weeks per year 

Salary: £29,788 - £33,702 plus 1.5% a non-pensionable allowance


Dawn House School has an exciting opportunity for a fully qualified, sensory integration trained Occupational Therapist who wants to develop their career, skills and knowledge in a specialist and Ofsted rated “outstanding” educational setting from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 5.

As an OT with significant experience of working with children, you will have the opportunity to work within an expanding team with clinical responsibility for OT and SI input. Training of staff, professionals and parents is also encouraged and supported. You will enjoy the chance to work within a well-resourced department, (including a resourced Sensory Integration room) with a complex caseload, where intensive therapy with pupils is part of the routine. You will have access to external clinical supervision and a Mentor and take part in regular CPD sessions.  If you believe you can help our young people to develop their potential at school, in our residential setting, at home and in their communities and are looking for a fresh challenge, then this role may be just what you are looking for. Feedback from a parent; “Over the past year I have been fortunate to be involved in your (OT) therapy sessions via Zoom and I see immediately the beam on his face and the excitement in his conversation about the time he is spending with you.”  

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team, will be a SI Practitioner to module 3, can prioritise workload of self/others, work flexibly and will be HCPC and RCOT registered.  The post is maternity cover and handover periods in April 2022 then in July 2023 would be encouraged.

I CAN’s Dawn House school is an outstanding specialist school committed to the highest 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.  Dawn House School 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 (including Asperger’s Syndrome) with associated learning and/or behavioural difficulties.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Andrea Robinson, Head of Therapy on 01623 795361 or email a.robinson@dawnhouse-ican.notts.sch.uk To find out more about Dawn House School and I CAN please visit www.dawnhouseschool.org.uk  and www.ican.org.uk   

To apply, please download an application form and return to Karen Lindley at k.lindley@dawnhouse-ican.notts.sch.uk before the closing date.
Closing date:  Friday 21st January 2022 at noon
Interviews: Tuesday 1st February 2022

Please note the School is closed for the Christmas break returning on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

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 male or from ethnic minority backgrounds or 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.

I CAN works within the government’s Covid-19 guidelines.

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS and barred list check and requires positive references. 


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