Occupational Therapist – Learning Disabilities

Start Date: ASAP

FTE Salary: £39,666.22

Contract: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Closing Date: 9am Friday 31st May 2024

About Us

Homefield is a community-based independent specialist college that offers education, training and independent living skills for people with learning disabilities and communication difficulties. Most of our students are on the Autistic Spectrum with bespoke timetables to suit individual learner’s educational needs and interests.

Your Opportunity

We are currently seeking a Occupational Therapist to support with functional, independence and sensory assessments within a SEN college for students with Autism, mental health concerns and behavioural difficulties.

Supporting, teaching, learning and assessment by working with tutors and learning support assistants to implement therapeutic guidance to enable an educational experience, which prepares students for adulthood and is in accordance with our organisational values:

The successful applicant will have experience of working with young people aged 16-25 ideally within a SEN education setting and will require a degree or masters qualification in occupational therapy.  Empathy, strong communication skills and flexibility to meet the needs of the organisation are also considered essential.

We would love to hear from you if you feel that you have the qualities that we require in this role.

We can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive working environment with enthusiastic and dedicated leaders and a commitment to the professional development of staff.
  • Access to CPD to help you grow and develop in your role.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Focussed support on your wellbeing. Homefield has partnered with Health assured to offer free counselling and support to our staff.
  • Contributory pension & paid holiday

To apply

If you are interested in this post, please complete the application forms, and e-mail them to hr@homefieldcollege.ac.uk.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. In line with our safeguarding practices, we are unable to accept CVs and ask that you complete the Homefield Application Form for your application to be considered.

Homefield College promotes equality and diversity and are a Disability Confident committed employer. All our employees are recruited on their merits, abilities, and suitability for the role, complying with all relevant legislation, recommendations and guidance.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expect all staff to share this commitment. All positions are subject to child protection screening, including checks with past employers, online and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Please note – Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than stated should we source a suitable candidate before the closing date.  

We look forward to hearing from you.