Outcomes First Group
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Job Title: Therapy Assistant
Location: The Tower School, Essex
Salary: £22.750 per annum
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; 8.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday
Contract: Permanent, 52 weeks
Are you passionate about working with autistic people? Do you want to help and support autistic people to be heard and be understood? Do you want to be part of a team who are constantly striving to improve the lives of the people we support? Are you kind, caring and empathetic towards others?
If so, we have the role for you!
About The Role
The role will be based in a multi-disciplinary clinical and wellbeing team, including Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. You will be joining a dedicated team of professionals to support the people within The Tower School based in Essex.
You will be working closely with our education and care staff teams who support our people, as well as the families of those people. You will be responsible for providing evidence-based assessments and interventions under the supervision of a qualified therapists to better understand and support our children and young people’s needs and to support them to engage in meaningful activities and interactions. You will be instrumental in creating communication profiles, contributing to placement plans and delivering a range of interventions across the school. Under the supervision of a qualified practitioner, this role also involves conducting clinical observations for specific students and implementing evidence-based strategies to support emotional regulation, anxiety and low moods.
You will be co-facilitating staff training with other members of the Clinical Team attending multi-agency meetings and contributing to ongoing service development. There are also regular opportunities for continual professional development, through our internal specialist forums and funding for external training opportunities. There will be opportunities for you to be trained in conducting assessments such as RCADs and Sensory Profiles. You will play a key role in ensuring care plans are up to date and in line with Educational Care Health Plans (EHCP) as well as following up MDT meetings and care plan meetings.
Who we are looking for.
We are looking for a Therapies Assistant who has experience working with children with special educational needs. We are looking for someone who is independently motivated whilst working under the supervision of a qualified clinician. Someone who enjoys working creatively to develop bespoke interventions to meet the specific needs of our most complex people and has a dynamic approach to problem-solving will be perfect for this role. If you are someone who is empathetic and caring when supporting students to ensure they are valued and heard, then this may be the role for you.
Location: The Tower School, Essex
The Tower School
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 2023, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fourth year running.
Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Care and Options Autism.
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Why work for us?
Alongside working with a network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection and practice development, Outcomes First Group offer an array of flexible benefit options.
Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:
And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the people 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 our people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.
Job ID: 229606