The Springfields Academy

Reach South Academy Trust

Our central mission is for Reach South pupils to aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others place on them.

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Occupational Therapist

The role of Occupational Therapist is an exciting role working within our multi-disciplinary Therapy Team in close collaboration with our existing Occupational Therapist/Head of Therapy. The core purpose of the role is  to provide expertise, advice and intervention for a varied occupational therapy caseload, working both discreetly and embedded within the educational environment across the academy.

It is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to work with a range of pupils with varied profiles alongside education and therapy staff to embed interventions in the daily pupil experience. This holistic therapeutic approach will ensure opportunities to help pupils develop the functional skills for a ‘safe, independent life’.

The role requires the successful candidate to have an understanding/commitment to understanding the theories of autism and their impact on our pupils. They will have knowledge of how interventions can be applied in practice to meet individual need; in addition to creativity, flexibility, resilience and a commitment to meeting the occupational therapy needs of our pupils through innovative provision.


Personal attributes

  • Someone with a passion for making the environment functional and accessible for the autistic learner.
  • A child-centered practitioner who responds to the individual needs of each child.
  • An Occupational Therapist  with good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need.
  • A creative and flexible therapeutic approach that builds success through challenge, personalisation and innovation.
  • The confidence and skills to build positive relationships that help to break down barriers and  build self-esteem.
  • A commitment to enabling all our pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential.
  • Applications from newly qualified therapists will be considered.

Salary & Benefits

£18,641.00 - £19,612.00 Annually (Actual)
NJC Grade J, Point 21-23


The Springfields Academy
Curzon Street
South West
SN11 0DS

Deadline and how to apply

Closing date 28th April 2024

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