Therapy Lead - Permanent
To start September 2021
Band 7 £38,890 – Band 8a £51,668
(Taking into account the NHS Agenda for Change Bands 7-8a)
36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year
- Conscientious and innovative
- Energetic, enthusiastic, and hard working
- Passionate about working with pupils who have special needs
- Committed to working collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
- Confident in dealing with children who may sometimes display challenging behaviours.
Parkwood Hall is a residential and day school for pupils aged 8-19 years with moderate to severe learning difficulties and other complex needs including autism and language difficulties.
We are passionate about creating a culture of wellbeing where all staff and pupils are valued and supported so that we can all ‘grow, learn and flourish.’
Parkwood Hall aims to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment which challenges students to achieve success. The core learning values, which are at the centre of the curriculum, focus upon developing the student’s resilience and ability to make informed life choices.
The Lead Therapist will work as part of a newly formed, fully integrated multi-disciplinary therapy team, which provide therapeutic input based on current evidence and best practice. The Integrated Therapy Team uses a 3-tiered approach to deliver specialist input. All the therapists work in collaboration with the class team, residential and family to enable our students’ engagement and participation in all the school activities and curriculum whilst promoting and developing communication, independence, health and wellbeing.
As this is a new role and set-up for the school, its efficacy will be regularly reviewed and as such, the role may evolve and change over time. You will have the opportunity to work as part of the collaborative team to shape, develop and deliver this service.
Applications and information can be requested from the schools email address. Please note that CV’s alone cannot be accepted All posts are subject to references, enhanced clearance from the DBS and a 6-month probation period.
This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
Parkwood Hall Co-operative Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Candidate Privacy notice can be found on our website.
We welcome applicants from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or religion.
This position is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and an enhanced DBS Disclosure is required.
Closing date: Noon Monday 28 June 2021
Interview date: w/b Monday 5 July 2021