Paediatric Occupational Therapist – Band 5 – Term Time – Special Needs Position


Pay: £20920.58

Start Date: Sep 2020

App Close Date: 05.08.20

Interviews: 10.08.20 or 11.08.20

Due to a successful Ofsted and expansion in provision, we are looking for a Junior (Band 5 equivalent) Occupational Therapist to join our team, working full time – term time plus inset days. Monday to Friday 8:00 – 4:00 pm. You will be supporting pupils with autism in all areas of the curriculum under the guidance of the Lead Occupational Therapist.

The successful candidate will gain experience working as a school based Paediatric Occupational Therapist with children and young people who have ASD, DCD and ADHD. As an Occupational Therapist you will be using standardised assessments, clinical observations with a focus on school occupational performance and enabling independence including treatment of children and young people for sensory and motor differences. All pupils have an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP), which the Occupational Therapy assessments contributes to. 

Applicants should have had some Paediatric OT experience – be that volunteering, OT Placement or work related with children/young people. We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic, self-motivated, and resilient person who enjoys working with young people within a school setting.

Application pack (job description, person specification and application form) is available to download from this site. Please note; APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ON RIPPLEVALE SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM PLEASE. CVs on their own will be rejected. You can also email: or telephone 01304 373866 to request an application pack.

Ripplevale School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will require an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.