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Occupational Therapist

Edmund Rice Special Education Services (ERSES)

Wahroonga, NSW

Special Needs

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Part Time (0.60 FTE)

Applications Close: 21 January 2019

Part time Occupational Therapist at St Edmund's College and St Gabriel's School

<p>ERSES has two exciting and innovative Special Schools: St Gabriel’s School, Castle Hill (Primary) and St Edmund’s College, Wahroonga (Secondary) for students with a sensory disability and/or a mild to moderate intellectual disability.  Each school offers small classes, excellent facilities and provides individualised NSW Educational Standards Authority (NESA) education programs. The position will appeal to people who are passionate about their teaching, enjoy working collaboratively and who wish to be part of a caring, dynamic and innovative community.     </p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong>St Edmund’s College, Wahroonga (Secondary) &amp; St Gabriel’s School, Castle Hill (Primary):  </strong><strong>Occupational Therapist –0.4 FTE at St Gabriel’s School &amp; 0.2 FTE at St Edmund’s College</strong></p> <p><strong> </strong></p> <ul><li>Develop and drive a whole school OT initiative;</li><li>Join with the Speech Pathologist to form part of an allied Health and Student Support Team;</li><li>Contribute to whole school initiatives, such as Pastoral Care and School Wide Positive Behaviour Support in liaison with the Student Support Team and other key staff;</li><li>Provide ongoing education to staff, including effective strategies that can be used to improve student access to the curriculum;</li><li>Highly developed written and oral communication skills;</li><li>Excellent organisational skills;</li><li>Knowledge and understanding of issues related to special education;</li><li>Ability to develop positive relationships with staff, students, parents and the wider school community;</li><li>Ability to work in a team environment;</li><li>Prior experience in working in a Special Education setting is highly desirable;</li><li>Relevant Occupational Therapy Degree with at least 1-year’s clinical experience.</li></ul> <p> </p>
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