Permanent, Part Time (0.6)
We are now seeking an Occupational Therapy Team Manager to lead, develop and coordinate the development and delivery of a high-quality Occupational Therapy service, across all South Thames Colleges Group sites.
You will support students to successfully access their College course and achieve their outcomes for progression, as well as support students’ emotional wellbeing, working pro-actively to avoid behaviours of concern. You will use a person-centred approach to promote choice, independence, and inclusion, reflecting the key principals of Valuing People and Valuing People Now, for students aged 16-25 years who have a range of learning and communication difficulties associated with Learning Disabilities, Specific Learning difficulties or Autism Spectrum Profiles.
We’d like our Occupational Therapy Team Manager to hold a degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy and have experience of assessing learners with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Sensory processing difficulties, both formally and informally. You will have experience of devising and implementing evidence-based intervention for learners with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Sensory processing difficulties and be comfortable writing reports and support plans for a range of audiences and needs.
HPC registered, you will have an awareness of the principles of Positive Behaviour Support as well as knowledge of sensory and motor needs / learning strategies for this client group. You will have the confidence to supervise / manage Occupational therapy colleagues and provisions, and have experience of planning and delivering training, both classroom and/or coaching and reflection.
Closing date for the return of an online application form is 11th December 2023
The benefits package includes generous annual leave of 37 plus up to 8 additional days over Christmas/New Year as well as an additional 5 days Wellbeing leave to enhance employees’ physical and mental health. This leave is all in addition to Bank Holiday entitlement. There is an excellent pension scheme that receives a significant financial contribution from the employer (Teachers Pensions or Local Government Pension Scheme), subsidised sports facilities and professional development and training plus a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme. The benefits package is pro-rated for part time staff.
As part of our due diligence checks on prospective employees, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references, an online search and proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
As outlined in the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010, we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
The South Thames Colleges Group is made up of Carshalton College, Kingston College, Merton College and South Thames College, which merged on 1 August 2017. South Thames Colleges Group is one of London’s largest providers of post-16 education and training and is an ongoing and significant contributor to its local communities. We aim to put students’ success at the heart of everything we do.
We are looking for hard-working and collaborative people who can join our team and help challenge our students to progress and achieve.
When you click on ‘Apply’, you will be forwarded to the application page which sits on a platform hosted by an external partner called Blue Octopus who support STCG throughout the recruitment process.