Sunshine House - Eden Academy Trust

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Post Start Date: ASAP
Closing date: 26/02/2024
Closing time: 11:59 AM

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Salary information: Scale 5; £25,913 - £27,127 per annum + Special Schools Allowance; £1,255 (dependent upon qualification and experience)
Work pattern: 36 hours per week, Term time only + 5 training days (39 weeks)
Working hours: Monday - Friday

Required as soon as possible!

We are looking to appoint a Occupational Therapy Assistant to join our specialist educational setting!

This is an exciting opportunity to join a busy and highly specialist SEND setting and work alongside a very supportive multi-disciplinary therapy team within the Eden Academy Trust. You will be based at Sunshine House – an educational setting for pupils with vision impairment and complex physical, medical and learning needs. You will get to work all over the school site and work with a wide range of professionals and of course, our amazing children. 

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic, flexible and are willing to fully participate in the life of a special school. A drive and determination to your own professional growth, including the learning of new skills is essential. We are looking for individuals who share the vision that every pupil should reach their full potential and strive for maximum independence in any way that is possible for them.

The ideal applicant will have experience within a therapy field or already be a successful classroom LSA/TA, supporting pupils with their individual therapy programmes and strategies, in and outside the classroom. Good verbal and written communication skills are essential to the role. 

Each remarkable member of our staff team is committed to helping pupils become independent learners who can reach their individual potential. As part of the Eden Academy Trust, staff will have access to extensive expertise in special education and therapy plus a wide range of career development opportunities. 

If you would like to speak to us informally prior to making your application, please see Job Description for full details and if you would like an informal discussion or further information, please contact

Closing date: Monday 26th February at Noon
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 4th March 2024

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Additional Information
CVs will not be accepted

Safeguarding Statement

Sunshine House is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks.

The Eden Academy Trust may, from time to time, require an employee to be relocated temporarily or permanently to one of its other schools. Any proposal to relocate will be carried out with due consultation and reasonable notice.

Our Location
Address: 33 Dene Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2DD