Therapy Assistant (Term time only plus 4 weeks)

(Scale 5/6, £21,895 - £25,967 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (FTE salary £24,030 - £28,215 per annum))
Location: Vocational Progression Centre, Carshalton, Sutton, SM5 2EJ Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time plus 4 weeks in non-Term Time including INSET and Training days

Closing Date: 25/08/2019

Job Description

Newly expanded as an academy trust with an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating, our friendly and successful Therapy team works in partnership with lecturers/teachers and support staff in our further education provisions and Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust sites. Therapy Assistants are the conduit between our Therapy and Curriculum teams and by championing the role of therapy, they enable our students to better access the curriculum.

We provide a non-residential, stimulating learning environment for students/pupils across a wide range of diagnoses including moderate/severe/and profound learning disabilities, Autism, physical disabilities, mental health and additional diagnoses.

Please click here for Job Description and Person Specification – Therapy Assistant – Job Description and Person Specification July 2019

Person Specification

We are looking for a Therapy Assistant to work as part of the interdisciplinary team under the guidance of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and senior care staff.  You should have experience of working, caring or voluntary work with people who have special needs, and the ability to support the work of the Therapists. Experience of working within a team is also essential. We deliver a range of courses to our students throughout the year and need our staff to work at any centre.

Further Information

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Application Guidance

To apply for this role please  download an application form and please send your completed application form to

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date: Sunday 25th August 2019 at 5pm

Interviews: w/c 2nd & 9th September 2019


As a result of outstanding teaching, over time students make excellent progress and develop the knowledge and skills they need to achieve their goals.
Ofsted November 2019

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