Therapy Assistant, Cumbria

Closing date:Expiring soon

Underley Garden SchoolCumbria

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,813 -£20,795 pro rata dependent on previous experience
Contract term: Permanent

Therapy Assistant (equivalent to Band 3)

Salary:                 £18,813-£20,795 pro rata (term time only and part time) dependent on previous experience

Location:             Underley Garden, Kirkby Lonsdale

Hours:                   20-25 hours available to be worked flexibly and negotiated upon appointment


If you really want to make your mark in a rapidly growing business that is committed to improving the lives of children and young people, we have the role for you!

We are looking for a Therapy Assistant to join our team at Underley Garden in Kirkby Lonsdale.  


About the School

The young people who attend Underley Garden all have an EHCP/statement of special educational needs. Underley meets the needs of a range of SEN including; Autism, Learning Difficulties, Mental Health & Medical needs and related behavioural difficulties.


About the Group

We are part of the Acorn Care and Education Group and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

Acorn Care and Education provide education and care across 20 schools and 19 residential care homes nationally. Our vision is to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK to be happy and to make their way in the world. Every day we improve the lives of thousands of young people, their families and communities through a relentless focus on caring and learning.


About the Role

We are looking for a Therapy Assistant who will undertake a range of duties relating to the therapeutic needs of the children and young people in our care.


Who we are looking for

We are looking for people with the belief that they can make positive changes.

You will be a responsible, friendly, caring and an organised person who has a passion for completing therapeutic interventions with children and young people.


Essential Criteria

Monitor and liaise with internal and external professionals regarding children and young people’s therapeutic interventions

Make and provide therapy resources

Supporting the therapy team

Good communication skills

Compassionate – good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with children and young people, other staff remaining sensitive and empathetic

Intuitive and caring nature

Flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of the children and young people


Why work for us?

A few reasons we think it’s a great place to work:

  • Continuous professional development & training for a clear career path
  • Pension
  • Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
  • Be part of a fantastic team who work hard together and support each other
  • No two days are ever the same
  • Free School Meals whilst on shift
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters”
  • Gym membership
  • School campsite
  • Employee Rewards Hub


Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.



More about Underley Garden School
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 19 years
Address: Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2DZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 15242 71569
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Underley Garden is a unique setting, providing specialist education and care through the highest levels of expertise. On our most recent Ofsted we were rated 'Outstanding' in all areas.

Our highly personalised approach ensures a more inclusive life f...