(Specialising in Occupational Therapy Support)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Full Time; Permanent.
Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 per annum
Are you passionate about working with autistic children and young people? Do you want to help and support autistic young 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 young people we support?
If so we have the role for you!
We’re looking for a Therapies Assistant to join our team in the Outcomes First Group.
Someone who is passionate about communication and enthusiastic about a holistic and integrated approach to care, education and clinical services would be perfect for this role.
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 children and young people within our Higford School setting, based in Higford, Shifnal.
You will be working closely with our education and care staff teams who support our young people, as well as the families of those young people. You will be responsible for providing evidence-based assessments and interventions under the supervision of a qualified Occupational Therapist to better understand and support our 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. This role also includes observations in care and school settings, co-facilitating staff training with other members of the Clinical Team, attending multi-agency meetings and on-going service development. There are also regular opportunities for continual professional development, through our internal specialist forums and funding for external training opportunities.
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a Therapies Assistant who has experience of working with autistic children and young people; and has experience of working with an Occupational Therapist. We are looking for someone who is independently motivated whilst working under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. Someone who enjoys working creatively to develop bespoke interventions to meet the specific needs of our most complex young people and has a dynamic approach to problem solving will be perfect for this role.
We are looking for enthusiasm, initiative and excellent communication skills.
- Educated to degree level
- Experience of paid or voluntary work in an SEN setting and/or with young people/adults with complex needs or challenging behaviour
- Experience or knowledge of people with autism (ASC)
- Relevant experience working as a Therapies Assistant or similar, although not essential
- Ability to work with challenging behaviours
- Professional supervision
- A network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection & practice development
- Career development opportunities across the Group.
- Employees can access our internal platform The Hub which offers, employee discounts, recognition cards, wellbeing tools and more!
- “One moment in time” which is an extra day annual leave each year for you to use on a day that’s important to you
- We also offer a Cycle to Work scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Salary Finance options (e.g. advances on earned pay) and the option to purchase private medical
To be considered for this opportunity please apply online today.
In line with changes to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 anyone working in a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine unless they have a medical exemption.
Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.