Occupational Therapist, St Joseph’s Specialist Trust, Cranleigh, Surrey

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust, Cranleigh, Surrey

(midway between Guildford & Horsham)



FTE Salary £26,744-£31,802, newly qualified / £40,621-£45,302, independent practitioner

With an additional £1,000 Retention Bonus**

We are seeking two Occupational Therapists who wish to join a multidisciplinary therapy team with an emphasis on delivering therapy through groups and individual sessions. You will ideally be compassionate and patient with a strong interest in mental health and learning disabilities in children and young people. You will be HCPC registered. We welcome applications from those who are newly qualified.

This is a term time only role and we are open to flexibility. If you wish to work part time, we are open to discussion and will be prepared to seriously consider part time requests. The salary range for this role is based on 37 hours per week, 52 weeks a year. In practice, full time therapist hours are compressed into term time only working (plus 5 in-service training days each academic year).

As well as delivering therapy, you will manage and prioritise some caseloads and enjoy building good working relationships with our students, their families and your colleagues. You will be a part of a friendly, busy, multidisciplinary therapies team that includes therapy assistants as well as therapists in speech and language, music, art and drama.

Your role will include some supervision and monitoring of programmes delivered by our Therapy Assistants.  Our team do spend some time in the classrooms as part of our successful approach to delivering some therapy while working in tandem with our education team.

Opportunities for specialist training and up-dating are regularly available. If you are recruited, you will be required to complete Team Teach positive behaviour support training as part of your induction before employment.

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is a Special School, College, Children’s Home and Adult Supported Living Houses with 300 staff contributing to having a positive influence on the lives, communication and wellbeing of children and young people with special needs. Our 70 students are aged 5 to 19 and have needs that include autism, language and communication disorders, ADHD, severe and complex learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.

Why St Joseph’s?

  • Excellent career progression opportunities and potential salary rise up the scale
  • **£1,000 Retention bonus – £250 after 1 month, £250 after 1 year, £500 after 18 months at Trust
  • Regular, high quality supervision, 1:1 mentoring and support
  • 25 days plus statutory holidays paid per year (FTE)
  • Free cooked lunch
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Induction programme
  • Employee assistance service (confidential, professional wellbeing and counselling 24/7 service)
  • Excellent network of support across the organisation including a team of Adult Mental Health First Aid and Occupational Health
  • Local leisure centre discount
  • Based on a beautiful 23 acre site in a semi-rural area on the edge of the Surrey Hills

Own transport is desirable due to the rural location of the school. St Joseph’s staff are key workers.

How to apply

If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Karen May, Director of Therapies karenmay@st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.uk or telephone 01483 272449.

We are happy to consider a CV initially, however shortlisting for interview is based only on a fully completed application form. For an application pack (including form, job profile and person specification) or further information please email the Recruitment Team at recruitment@st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.uk or call on 01483 272449 and ask for recruitment, who will be able to assist.

Closing date for receipt of application forms is Monday June 6th at 12 noon, however we reserve the right to interview suitable candidates as received.

Please note that we do not sponsor overseas applicants to relocate from abroad or convert student study visas to work visas.

See our website  https://st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.uk/recruitment/ for further details of the Trust and the recruitment tab for details of the role and also a link to the electronic application form.

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This position requires an enhanced DBS check.