OVERVIEW OF THE POST
The OT is a key member of the team whose role is to support the Head Teacher in the school’s management and strategic planning and in the development and maintenance of LVS Oxford’s innovative approaches to the education of children with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum.
The SMT structure enables the widest delegation of responsibilities within an effective team, with day-to-day management shared on a duty manager basis to allow time for focused development work with staff and students.
The OT needs to ensure that they are promoting best practice at all times through role modelling and exceptional training of the centre staff.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
External Links and Liaison
Marketing and Public Relations
Setting, Monitoring and Evaluation of whole school communication targets
To contribute to the overall development of LVS Oxford.
To plan and develop communication and therapy programmes throughout the centre.
To promote the highest quality practice, leading by professional example
To contribute to the development of quality assurance systems including routine monitoring and evaluation that will ensure that LVS Oxford meets the requirements of all regulatory bodies and accreditation systems in full.
Staff Development, Appraisal and supervision
To ensure that all staff recruitment, line management, appraisal, supervision and conduct monitoring are undertaken within the policies and procedures of the LTC. To contribute towards the training, learning and development of all staff and ensure that all members of the team receive specialist training designed to meet their needs as indemnified within their professional development plan and keep abreast of relevant national initiatives.
To monitor financial performance against targets agreed with The LTC and take appropriate corrective action to address variance against budget.
To liaise with Deputy Heads to ensure effective and regular communication with parents, carers and families of all pupils and students placed at LVS Oxford in regards to therapy and health needs. To liaise with other relevant organisations to ensure consistency and arrange training for relevant staff.
Compliance with Regulations
To ensure that LVS Oxford meets all its statutory requirements and obligations and works within the national standards and legal frameworks.
Short listing is based on the extent to which candidates meet the criteria laid out below.
It is therefore helpful to address each element systematically within your application; demonstrating clearly your current status in regard to the relevant qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills.
To apply for this position please download the application form and, once complete return it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My vision is employability and independent living skills for students with learning difficulties.