Closing Date: 04/01/2021
Why work at Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust?
What makes working at OHC&AT uniquely rewarding is that we are a family of College centres and schools, fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities and we are all passionately committed about putting the students and their individual outcomes at the heart of everything we do. We have locations across London to suit your individual needs. We currently have 4 regional hubs – North West London/Slough, South West London, Sutton and Croydon and Surrey & Sussex.
You will be joining a College with an Outstanding Ofsted rating, and a successful Therapy team that works in partnership with lecturers/teachers and support staff to support our learners in accessing all aspects of the curriculum, as well as liaising with parents/carers and other external professionals and agencies.
Due to recent expansion we are looking for Specialist Physiotherapists to join us, so whatever your current band we would be delighted to hear from you. You are welcome to speak to our HR Department for further information prior to application.
Students within Orchard Hill College have a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs including complex autism; speech, language and communication difficulties and physical disabilities including multi-sensory impairment and complex health needs.
Pupils within the OHC&AT have a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties; social, emotional and mental health; learning abilities and additional needs.
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We require Specialist Physiotherapists (Band 7 and Band 6) to join our dynamic multi-disciplinary team (including SALT’s OT’s and Music Therapists). You will support our students in accessing all aspects of the curriculum, as well as liaising with parents/carers and other external professionals and agencies. You will also work very closely with teaching staff, helping to integrate therapy and learning objectives, as well as educating and supporting teaching staff in such aspects as postural management, manual handling, delivering therapy programmes, aquatic therapy and use of specialised equipment. In addition the post will involve delivering training to other staff and provision of aquatic therapy. Band 6 Therapists will be responsible to and supported by the Band 7 equivalent Physiotherapist as well as the Lead for Therapies.
We can offer you:
• Line management and clinical supervision
• A programme of continuing professional development
• A supportive team
• Opportunities to develop skills and competencies in working with students with a range of ages and diagnoses within the academy trust
• 40 days annual leave for full time
• Local Government Pension
For more information or to arrange a visit to meet our students and to see why we are so proud of our work, please contact Shikara Rajballi our Head of Therapy on 0345 402 0453 or 07983589596.
To apply, please download an application form and send us your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that CV applications will not be considered.
Closing date: Monday 4 January 2021, 5p.m.
Interview: Wednesday 13 January 2021.
Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body in these circumstances, would not satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.