Occupational therapist, St Catherine’s, Isle of Wight

St Catherine’s is a small national charity, based in Ventnor, which runs a residential special school for children and young people with severe and lifelong speech, language and communication needs and associated conditions.

Our aim is to support and enable our children and young people to achieve more than they ever thought possible.


Full-time. Starting Salary £23,720 per annum with full school holidays.

We require an Occupational Therapist to work with a cohort of students aged seven to 19. Applicants should be highly motivated and passionate about supporting students with sensory, motor and functional difficulties to access education, and to develop their functional skills within the community. The successful applicant will be HCPC and RCOT registered and have experience or a genuine interest in working with children and young people who have complex sensory, motor and functional difficulties; speech, language and communication needs and associated learning difficulties. Being able to build positive relationships with children and all relevant stakeholders is essential, along with having a positive and flexible approach.

Please contact Tom Evans, Head of Occupational Therapy, for an informal discussion regarding the above position. Visits to the school are warmly encouraged.

For further information please visit www.stcatherines.org.uk, email general@stcatherines.org.uk or telephone 01983 852722.  CVs are not accepted.

The closing date for this position is noon on Friday 31st January 2020.
Interviews will be held w/b 10th February 2020.

St Catherine’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

These posts are subject to enhanced-level disclosure and barring checks.

St Catherine’s, Grove Road, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1TT.

Registered charity number:  288148