Occupational Therapist

Posted 26 March 2024
Salary £32000 - £42000 per annum
Job type Contract
Discipline Special Education Needs
Contact NameTyne Brownlie

Job description

Occupational Therapist | Primary Special School

Are you looking for change and a new challenge? Would you like to use your excellent skills to support pupils with complex needs who find it difficult to learn and who need passion, creativity, and innovation to help them progress? If so… we can offer you all of this and so much more with this fantastic Occupational Therapist role!

This role is within a large primary special school in the London Borough of Redbridge (outer London). Their pupils are aged 3-11 with a range of complex needs including autism, social communication difficulties, downs syndrome and other learning difficulties. The school was graded as 'outstanding' by Ofsted in November 2018. Their pupils are amazing and work very hard to achieve small and big steps of progress over time. They are supported by a dedicated staff team, and they stand by their ethos of "Learning, Growing & Achieving Together"; they value teamwork and support one another to develop. Although their staff are amazing and have developed some fantastic practices in working with their pupils, they do not sit back. They are continually striving to further develop the learning opportunities they provide for their pupils.

Currently Remedy is seeking to recruit Occupational Therapist for both full and part-time roles. Applications are invited from enthusiastic, passionate individuals who have a genuine interest in working to support pupils with special educational needs to achieve the very best outcomes. The position will require face to face working with pupils across a broad spectrum of SEN, including pupils with ASD and challenging behaviour. Specific experience of working within a school setting with primary aged pupils with additional needs is desirable but not essential.

Staff Benefits:

  • A carefully selected 'Peer-buddy' to support them when starting with the school.
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • A well-resourced school.
  • Supportive and enthusiastic colleagues and governors.
  • Staff social events.
  • Well-being support.


  • Degree or Graduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
  • Health and Care Professions Council Registered (HCPC)
  • Registration with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Confirmation of Preceptorship
  • Membership of relevant Special Interest Groups
  • Post graduate training in Sensory Integration to SI Module level 2/3 (desirable, or a willingness to undertake the modules)
  • Knowledge of the National Curriculum and Statutory requirements of EHCPs
  • Knowledge of working with children with Complex Special Educational Needs including Autism

If you are interested in this Occupational Therapist position, interviews can be arranged immediately.

Apply for this Occupational Therapist position by sending your CV to Tyne at Remedy or clicking apply today!

Remedy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This includes the need to become familiar with school policies immediately upon appointment and to follow the school's procedures in relation to safeguarding. Offers of employment are subject to an enhanced DBS Certificate and other employment checks.