Job Details

Service Overview:

Options Kinsale offers an integrated residential, education and care package for children between 8 and 19 years with a wide range of complex needs, including; autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, dyspraxia and ADHD, as well as impaired social or cognitive functioning due to early life trauma and attachment difficulties. We have a dedicated staff team who are focused on the delivery of high quality, child centred, bespoke packages of care and education. Our service is in within easy reach of Rhyl, Llandudno, Bangor, Wrexham, Flint, Mold, Prestatyn, Chester and surrounding towns.

Options Autism is a national provider of specialist education, care and therapeutic services for children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. We provide a person centred approach to education and care, looking at the full needs of the individual and adapting our approach accordingly.

Job Summary & Duties:

Working as a Therapies Assistant you will be a member of the multi-disciplinary team supporting the delivery of high quality educational and clinical provision within the school. You will work as an assistant under the direction of our professionally qualified clinicians.

We follow a holistic care model to offer specialist support for children, families, and the school workforce, with children and young people with educated care plans and those with Special Education Needs and autism. Under the supervision of our professional qualified therapist you will be expected to contribute to the assessment, formulation and plans for the children we support. The role would suit a confident individual looking to work in an education/care setting and someone who has a special interest supporting with children with autism. 

This role is offered on a full time, permanent basis, working Monday – Friday, 09:00am – 5:00pm.

In your day to day duties as a Therapies Assistant you will be expected to:

  • To observe and interact with the pupils offering support, assessment, observation and interaction reports to the Clinical Team
  • Follow up discussions with staff members and young people to provide support and monitor progress
  • To contribute to the evaluation of the progress made by the people
  • There may be an opportunity to develop individual and/or group work with the young people as appropriate and under agreement and supervision of the qualified clinicians
  • To create, develop and prepare therapy resources and equipment as required
  • Be responsible for clerical and administrative tasks within the Clinical Department
  • Maintain and develop current knowledge of evidenced-based practice, developing specialist knowledge of particular conditions and presentations
  • Engage in clinical supervision with a member of the clinical team
  • Keep timely and accurate case notes
  • To liaise with and provide advice and support to the care team and education staff

Key Skills Required:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE passes including English at Grade C and above.
  • Evidence of relevant post 16 education.
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive condition related information in an accessible way to, children, families and members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Previous experience of working within an SEN education setting preferred.
  • To manage own time and be able to prioritise tasks.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.

Please apply online now or call 01745 562500 for further information.

Please note, we reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of suitable applications.

Outcomes First Group/Options Kinsale is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children and vulnerable adults in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check. We expect all employees to understand our Group Safeguarding Policy and undertake training. We will undertake recruitment checks throughout the recruitment process where permission has been given by candidates.