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

St Joseph’s Specialist Trust
Cranleigh, Surrey (midway between Guildford & Horsham)



FTE Salary £26,245-£31,209, newly qualified / £32,323-£40,935, independent practitioner

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
  • Generous pension
  • Annual performance related pay progression
  • Regular, high quality supervision, mentoring and support
  • 33 days paid holiday per year (including statutory public holidays)
  • Free cooked lunch
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Induction programme
  • Employee assistance service (confidential, professional wellbeing and counselling 24/7 service)
  • Local leisure centre discount

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.

For an application form and further details, please visit www.st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.uk/recruitment or email us at recruitment@st-josephscranleigh.surrey.sch.uk. If you have any further questions or would like an informal chat about the role, please call our recruitment team on 01483 272449.

Closing date: 29th October 2021

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