About the role: Snowfields Academy has a fantastic, brand new opportunity available and are seeking a Occupational Therapist starting from September 2021.
The successful candidate will deliver a high quality Occupational Therapy service to students at Snowfields Academy, who all have Autism. This role is ideal for those who have a real interest in working with higher attaining secondary aged students with ASD and associated sensory needs.
You will need to be qualified to work with young people who have sensory needs. As part of the role you would assess students’ sensory needs, write sensory programmes, work directly with students to deliver programmes and have a role in training and supporting staff to meet these needs in class. As part of your role we would also expect you to work with families and other stakeholders where appropriate.
We offer the opportunity to work as part of a strong multi-disciplinary team who are all focussed on working together to successfully reduce any barriers to learning which our students may have.
We offer a working basis of 2 days per week, Term Time plus one week of inset. This could be flexible, depending on the successful candidate’s preference - this can be discussed during the interview.
Working with us at Snowfields Academy: Snowfields Academy is a new secondary provision for students with ASD. When full we will offer 140 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age related expectations. Class sizes are small with 12 in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.
The academy benefits from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both the inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of all students. The environment supports specialisms in horticulture and catering with a purpose designed teaching kitchen, servery and cafe, and internal and external horticulture facilities supporting our students into employment. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.
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Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in the development phase, due to open in September 2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - firstname.lastname@example.orgBased on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.