Occupational Therapist for Gesher Primary School

Occupational Therapist

Gesher is a unique Jewish Independent SEN Primary School that opened its doors in September 2017.  Our cohort of children present with a range of Special Educational Needs, including language, communication and social pragmatic difficulties, and those associated with ADHD and specific learning difficulties. We also specialise in Autism Spectrum Challenges (ASC).

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced therapist who feels that they would fit into Gesher’s ethos and philosophy to join our team. We are a therapy based school that believes readiness to learn is necessary to support children’s full progress and potential.  Gesher believes in a team approach and expects therapists to work based on a child’s needs, including class based, individual and small group sessions as necessary.

The team currently consists of a Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Dramatherapist, and Educational Psychologist working alongside the teaching staff. We work towards tailoring individual programmes while also expecting therapists to support families and staff to ensure consistency and multi-professional involvement.

We are looking to employ an experienced therapist to work term time. Although the applicant does not need to be Jewish, it would be expected that they respect the ethos and values of the school.

We offer the opportunity to be part of one of the first therapy based schools of its kind, with input from recognised professionals in the field of SEN, such as Professor Simon Baron Cohen. You will be part of a welcoming and supportive team with access to Gesher’s staff well-being package. But most importantly, to help develop a model to support children with Special Educational Needs to succeed!

Completed applications should be sent to [email protected]

Deadline for applications: Ongoing
The appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.