Job Details

Therapy Assistant

Oakham, Commutable from Leicester, Peterborough, Nottingham

Permanent, Full Time

£18,000 - £20,000 FTE (based on experience)

We’re looking for a Therapies Assistant to join the team at The Grange Therapeutic School.

Someone with a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.

About the school

The Grange Therapeutic School is an 85 place SEMH school for children aged 8-18 near Oakham. Based in a Victorian country house with 20 acres of beautiful parkland, it has an established therapy team who work closely with the education staff to improve the social, emotional and academic outcomes of young people with a range of SEN needs. Many children have a history of complex trauma or diagnosis of high functioning autism, ADHD or attachment difficulties.

The Role

The successful applicant will support the delivery of high quality educational and clinical provision within the residential homes and school sites.  As directed by the Clinical Wellbeing Lead the role will involve the provision of advice, information and training to staff, other members of the clinical/wellbeing and multi-professional teams, commissioners and other agencies.

Multi-professional working is essential in our aim to provide a high-quality service that promotes the wellbeing and interests of the children and young people we support. The postholder will have the opportunity to work closely with other members of team, including with the onsite Speech and Language Therapist and Psychotherapists.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a committed and dynamic Therapies Assistant to join The Outcomes First Group. You would need to demonstrate drive, motivation and resilience and the ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams. Applicants must have;-

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s including English at Grade C or above
  • Commitment to the values of the organisation
  • Experience of working as an MDT, or a willingness to do this effectively
  • Ability to work independently as agreed under supervision
  • Ability to work within the boundaries of the role of Therapies Assistant
  • Effective communication
  • High level of professionalism
  • Use of reflective and analytical thinking in assessment and therapeutic work
  • Ability to work under pressure to drive a service forwards positively
  • Clear and concise record keeping
  • Ability to work with behaviour that challenges
  • A driving license and car are essential due to the regional nature of the role.

Why work for us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care.  As part of our wellbeing division, you will have access to professional supervision, a network of colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection and practice development.  Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals.

Ultimately, all our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference being part of an innovative and well-resourced clinical division.

The Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.