Job Description

GLPC Scale Points 43 to 46 plus special school allowance

Flexible working opportunities available

Compass Learning Partnership is a Multi Academy Trust that promotes and supports inclusive practice. We deliver safe and outstanding provision at all levels. The Nolan Principles underpin our practice, and we do what we say. The voice of the children, young people and families we serve is our heartbeat. A creative and proactive staff community set the tone. We are committed to providing all children in the trust with an exciting and holistic educational adventure.


Compass Learning Partnership is looking for a dynamic, visionary Lead Occupational Therapist to work alongside the existing team to help shape and build a new Therapy Hub for the pupils of two SEN schools within the Trust and develop the OT team. The successful candidate will work alongside the school Therapy Leads and existing therapists to design and implement a centralised ‘streams’ model, working on one or two streams within their interest, e.g., PMLD / neuro-diverse support to deliver evidence-based interventions.

Pupils at the schools have a wide range of health conditions (e.g., PMLD, SLD, MLD, ASD) and the therapy team is an integral part of pupils accessing the curriculum. There is close working with families and school staff, NHS and social care teams, and the onsite multidisciplinary team including nurses, dietician and paediatricians as well as joint clinics e.g., orthotics/ wheelchair.

In addition to this, Compass Learning Partnerships offers:

–       Regular supervision and opportunity to supervise OT assistants or Band 5 OTs

–       A wide variety of clinical experience

–       Active encouragement of CPD and research opportunities

–       Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

–       Employee Assistance Programme, Smart Clinic

The successful applicant will have the following skills:

–       Degree/Masters in Occupational Therapy (or equivalent)

–       Current HCPC registration

–       Experience of working with children and young people with health conditions

–       Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively within a team setting

–       Strong knowledge and skills to assess/manage the sensory and physical needs of the school

–       The ability to select and apply current theory and clinical practice in the provision of OT

–       Run internal training for teaching staff

–       Excellent communication and organisational skills.

–       The enthusiasm and ability to motivate young children and build on their successes.

–       A commitment to high expectations to meet the needs of all children.

–       Willingness to give 100%!


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