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Occupational Therapist




Talocher School, Talocher Farm, Monmouth, NP25 4DN

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£25,000 - £35,000 depending on experience


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Aspris Children’s Services (an independent company which was formally Priory Education and Children’s Services) is one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist care and education for a reason. We recruit some of the most committed people in this sector.

Do you feel you have a great deal to offer to young people?  Are you looking for rewarding and challenging work in a busy and vibrant environment? Are you looking for a career within Special Education?

At Talocher School we are proud of our reputation for delivering quality education with positive outcomes for students aged 7 to 19 who have experienced difficulties in their previous education placements.

We currently have a vacancy for an Occupational Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team, which may suit someone experienced in a special needs environment or newly qualified and interested in this extremely rewarding area of work.

The working hours are 37.5 hours per week and term time only, you will provide support across the whole of our school.

Working hours will be used flexibly to provide support to all of our students and to assist teaching staff with appropriate Occupational Therapy strategies.

This role will involve:

  • The management of referred students using evidence based and person-centred principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions, which will provide the students with the confidence, skills and coping strategies required for life beyond Talocher School and independent living.
  • Knowledge of sensory needs is desirable.

Aspris 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 the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Interviews will be held week beginning 8th November 2021.

If you would like to find out more or if you have specific questions to ask before making an application please contact Alyson Ripley, Head Teacher on 01600 740777.

What do you get in return?

  • A generous salary
  • Being part of a company that invests in you and your team for personal and professional development
  • Reward and discount schemes
  • Pension
  • Enhanced DBS fee paid
  • Access to a holiday package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing support.

You can be part of something special

At Aspris, we are dedicated to enhancing the life opportunities of the children and young people within our homes, and always celebrate uniqueness and diversity.

Our homes are part of a large children’s group with a national footprint offering significant development, support and progression opportunities. We also operate a fostering service and a number of high quality specialist schools in both the UK and the Middle East. 

Talocher school part of the Priory Group is a specialist schools for up to 55 girls and boys aged 7 to 19 with social, emotional and mental health, ASC and/or a range of complex learning and communication difficulties.

Our school provides a warm, welcoming and relaxed environment for young people who are unable to attend mainstream education because of their additional learning needs.

Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our schools.

About us

Our UK specialist schools, colleges, children’s homes and fostering agency provide the highest standards of support to children with a range of needs. This includes autism, learning difficulties, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties and supporting some of society’s most vulnerable children. With a large national footprint, as well as education services in the Middle East, this also offers significant and exciting development and progression opportunities for our staff.


Aspris Education & Children's 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. Aspris Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.


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