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Job Title: Therapy Assistant
Location: Jubilee School
Salary: £20,000 – £23,000 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Contract: Permanent, Term Time Only
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Therapy Assistant to join our Clinical and Wellbeing Hub as a member of a multi-disciplinary clinical team including Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Psychological Therapies.
You will be supporting the delivery of high quality educational and clinical provision within the school and wider service areas by working as a Therapies Assistant under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. Based at Jubilee School, the post holder will progress specific therapeutic interventions where the needs of the young people vary in levels of functioning, many with a diagnosis of autism as well as associated needs such as complex and developmental trauma. Needs are complex and require a systemic and formulation-based approach.
Our well-established Clinical Team, maintain a nurturing and loving environment where our children can flourish. Always putting our children and young people at the forefront of everything they do. All our settings maintain a strong safeguarding culture, and our children and young people are heard, respected and involved in decisions that affect them wherever possible.
When it comes to looking after our children, we strive for excellence, which is why we are the leading children services provider in the UK. With this in mind, we are looking for a Therapies Assistant who shares our vision; to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world.
About the Group
Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education and care. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate and care for.
We are really proud to say that in October 2021, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the third year running.
Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care and Options Autism.
For more information on the group please visit: About Us – OFG Group (outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk)
Jubilee School, Waterlooville, PO7 7RE
- Minimum of 5 GCSE passes including English at Grade C and above
- Evidence of relevant post 16 education
- Willingness to work towards further qualifications as required
- Experience of group and/or individual therapy contact
- Experience of paid or voluntary work in a child special needs setting and/or work with young people or adults with complex needs / behaviours that may challenge or mental health needs.
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to be flexible and cope with multiple demands
- Knowledge of IT systems
Why work for us?
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
- Life Assurance
Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
- “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
- A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
- 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
- Cycle to Work Schemes
- Electric Car Purchase Scheme
- Critical illness cover
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.
JOB ID: 202194