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Therapy Assistant – St Dominic’s School

R3 Scale point 16-18: £17,563 - £18,263 per annum (FTE £22,720 - £23,625), depending on experience
St Dominic's School, Godalming GU8 4DX
32.5 hours per week, Term time only
Closing Date: 15/10/2021

Job Details

You will have the opportunity to work alongside other professionals to ensure the best outcomes for learners. You will build rewarding relationships with the pupils and students you work with, as you become part of our close and caring community.

No two days are the same at St Dominic’s School and you will need creativity, perseverance, good team working skills and a sense of fun.

In return, we offer excellent support from colleagues and staff, commitment to CPD, and access to internal and external training.

If you believe you can help our learners to fulfil their potential at school, at home and in their communities and are looking for a fresh challenge, then this role may be just what you are looking for.

Therapy Assistant – Job Profile Sept 21

Further Information

St Dominic’s School is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust (OHC&AT), a specialist Trust with 12 Academies and seven College Centres across London, Surrey and Sussex.

We are a special school in Surrey and provide education for pupils and students aged 7-19, typically with a primary diagnosis of Autism or social communication difficulties. Our school is located in the beautiful village of Hambledon, close to Witley, Milford, Guildford and Godalming. We have views of the Surrey hills and plenty of outdoor space, including access to the common and a Forest School site.

Whilst we value the history of our site and main building, we are also in the process of modernising our environment and we have a number of exciting projects underway, including a refurbished therapy provision and a second Sensory Integration Therapy room.

At St Dominic’s School we believe that all pupils and students should leave our setting ready to ‘achieve ambitious goals and live life to the full’. Our therapists are integrated into the wider staff team and have created a bespoke Needs Led Curriculum that includes dedicated curriculum time to developing pupil and student social interaction and functional independence. We also have a strong emphasis on ensuring quality of life for both pupils and staff and are launching a comprehensive piece of work to ensure that emotional and mental wellbeing are at the heart of what we do.

Further details and how to apply

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Emily Rackstraw, Head of Therapy at erackstraw@stdominicsschool.org.uk

Please contact Theresa Jones, PA to the Principal by phone 01428 684693 or email: tjones@stdominicsschool.org.uk to arrange a visit to the school.

TO APPLY, please click here. You will be redirected to apply via our online TES portal.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: 15th October 2021

St Dominic’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a community of learners, families and colleagues OHC&AT believes that by working collaboratively, with energy and ambition we can always effect positive change. No limit is placed on what is possible and everyone has the ability to be the very best they can be.

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