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Occupational Therapist in Abu Dhabi




Priory School Abu Dhabi

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time




Full Time

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Education and Children’s Services offers world-leading education and behavioural care to young people, with offices in Abu Dhabi and the UK. We operate 37 high quality independent schools and colleges, focusing on making a real and lasting difference for every young person we support.

We are offering great opportunities for Occupational Therapists to join our world-class team in Abu Dhabi as we open a new school for up to 260 children and young people who have mild / moderate needs on the autistic spectrum (ASC), aged 3 to 18 years.

We have a strong track record of creating great, positive learning environments where young people are able to attain the highest educational, behavioural and personal outcomes, and are able to go on and have fulfilling lives and careers.

The new school opens in January 2019 and is designed drawing on all of our experience of creating a suitable environment which is attuned to child-centred learning. With dedicated therapists at school, you would have the opportunity to join a team focused on the best possible outcomes for each and every child, and ultimately transition into partner schools in the region.

We are looking for passionate, dedicated, and inspirational Occupational Therapists  with proven track records in achieving the very highest standards of quality. You will be a person able to see the possibilities of all our exceptional learners and develop a provision that enables them to thrive. Priory has a strong track record and approach to the continuous professional development of our professionals, and you will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, and well qualified team. We believe the right candidates will find this post challenging, stimulating and rewarding, and will also find Abu Dhabi a wonderful place to live with an exceptional quality of life and standard of living - see

You will be provided with a generous employment package, provided with professional development and be a key part of this exciting project.

Benefits include:

  • very competitive tax-free salary
  • accommodation allowance
  • travel allowance
  • annual return flight
  • private healthcare
  • Visa costs covered
  • end of term gratuity

Qualifications will include:

  • Degree/Post Grad Diploma in Occupational therapy
  • Registration with Health and Care Professions Council
  • Membership of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT) or equivalent
  •  A minimum of 3 years’ experience working with children with autism and other special educational needs.
  • Experience working with sensory integration therapy would be advantageous.

The school will work closely with parents, schools in the region and other stakeholders to creating positive learning environments, underpinned by our belief and commitment to inclusion and integration into local schools and communities.

This is a truly a unique opportunity to be part of a fantastic and enthusiastic founding team working in an exciting country, to provide best practice and lasting change for children on the autistic spectrum.

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To apply please select the apply button below, this will take you through a short application form where you can attach your CV.

We will be shortlisting and interviewing in the coming weeks, and should you be asked to attend interview we will contact you to request further details.

For an informal conversation please contact

Closing date: 31st July 2018

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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