- Early years, KS1, KS2
Therapy Assistant (HLTA) job summary
Enthusiastic, committed, experienced, flexible and enjoy a new challenge?”
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work as a Therapy Assistant alongside the Speech and Language Therapy team and the Occupational Therapist. Capella House is a new co-educational specialist school opened to secondary pupils in September 2019 at its Secondary site and to primary pupils in September 2021at its Primary site, both situated in Twickenham. A special school for pupils aged 4 to 16 with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) as their primary need. Capella House pupils may have other additional needs including ASD, ADHD, Sensory issues or Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs. Classes will have up to 7 pupils and will be supported by HLTAs, TAs and Therapists.
We are looking for enthusiastic, committed and highly flexible candidates who have the motivation and ability to work collaboratively and actively contribute to shaping this new school. Capella House is an inclusive school so candidates must have strong communication skills, be fast learners and the ability to work as part of a highly skilled multidisciplinary team. The Therapy Assistants will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to support the inclusion of speech and language therapy and occupational therapy within the classroom environment.
The Therapy Assistant will undertake a variety of tasks, including:
supporting pupils to develop communication skills
developing, preparing and maintaining therapeutic materials
working with pupils, with regular monitoring and therapy programme adjustment by a Speech or Occupational Therapist
supporting and facilitating group therapy activities both in class and in smaller groups
preparing resources to support the environment in school and at home.
supporting the clerical and administrative tasks
You will be working in a friendly and supportive working environment and will be able to access training and development opportunities. You will access clinical supervision and peer support.
If you wish to visit the primary school site or to have an informal discussion with the Headteacher or SaLT prior to application, please ring on 020 3146 1441 to arrange a time.
Capella House is part of The Auriga Academy Trust, a small local specialist academy chain.
The Trust and its constituent special schools work in a close and supportive partnership with each school maintaining its unique identity and ethos.
All Trust schools are in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, South West London which has excellent public transport links.
Closing date for applications: 9:00 a.m. on Friday 1st July
Shortlisting will take place on afternoon of Friday 1st July
Interviews: 7& 8th July
Capella House School and The Auriga Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
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