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Senior Therapy Assistant - Physiotherapy - OT - ACADEMICS

Date Posted: May 09, 2023
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Physical Development Assistant - Physiotherapy - OT - SEN - Secondary - Guildford

The School:

The school is based near Guildford, Surrey and provides support for secondary aged pupils who have a wide range of learning and behavioural needs. All students that attend the school have a designated Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) which details their specific needs in terms of the care and support they will have access to. The needs of the students are considered to be mild compared with other special schools in the area.

The school provides a unique, specialist environment that closely fits the needs and challenges that the students face. The school offers a therapeutic curriculum that offers all the subjects that a secondary aged student should expect. Some of the students will go on to achieve GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications, so at this stage of their education, it is vitally important that they establish sound understanding of key subjects such as maths and English. Your job will be to support this journey to help them access further education or training. Some of the students need support with their movement and mobility so this is an important role across the school.


Main Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the therapy team across the school. Working closely with the Physical Development Co-Ordinator and Occupational Therapists to achieve goals of the school and individual needs of the pupils

Moving and Handling:

  • Supporting the Physical Development Co-ordinator, by implementing effective mobility and manual handling for Pupils across the school

Physio and Occupational Therapy:

  • Organising and running daily OT lessons as advised by the Occupational Therapist and SENCOs
  • Liaising with the Occupational Therapist to review pupils and their targets; adapt sessions as necessary
  • Supporting with physiotherapy sessions
  • Delivering sensory circuit sessions as advised

Additional Details:

  • Monday-Friday: 8.30am-3.20pm, term time only
  • Salary: £23,000-£26,000 + £1000 joinign bonus (actual salary based on 39 working weeks)
  • Previous experience of manual handing is highly desirable
  • The school will be happy and keen to consider applicants from a care background that are looking to transfer their skills into an education setting
  • ASAP start - agency and permanent contracts available

Apply directly through this advert or call Ben Mason on for more details

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    Guildford, United Kingdom
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  • Apply Before:
    Jun 08, 2023

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