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Aspiring Occupational Therapist

Godalming, Surrey
£70.00 to £85.00 Per Day
Job Type
22 Sep 2022

We are looking for a dedicated Learning Support Assistant to support children with complex learning needs and associated challenging behaviours.

The School:

This school is a special academy located near Godalming, and provides a safe learning environment and outstanding education for pupils aged 7-19, typically with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) and / or Speech, Language & Communication Needs (SLCN).

The school has a Therapy Department which is staffed by qualified therapists and therapy assistants, and there is a fully equipped area for Occupational Therapy and Sensory Integration. Therapists are based around the school and have a clinic room for individual work. Much therapy follows a 'blended' model of therapeutic intervention which is delivered across the curriculum, and there is close liaison with teaching staff and parents. The therapists are involved in the ongoing development of the school, providing training and support for teachers and staff.

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will have the opportunity to 'get your foot in the door' and work closely with the therapists, enabling you to expand your knowledge, skillset, and gain relevant practical experience, which is invaluable for you, as an aspiring Occupational Therapist.

Professional Skills & Requirements:

  • Ability to prepare resources for teaching and learning activities
  • Ability to plan learning activities to suit pupil ability with support from a teacher
  • Willing to work 1:1 and in small groups with students
  • Able to develop knowledge and experience to deliver appropriate support
  • Able to encourage the development of social skills and support students' individual needs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to provide behaviour and pastoral support
  • Attend staff meetings and complete appropriate CPD
  • Ensure safeguarding of students

Personal Qualities:

  • Passionate about helping children to achieve their full potential
  • Able to build confidence and motivation
  • Ability to build robust and effective relationships with students
  • Ability to remain calm and resilient when placed in situations of stress or conflict
  • Caring, compassionate, and a good listener

5 days a week (Mon-Fri) £70-£85 per day No previous experience is requiredExcellent on-site training, support and CPD is providedYou MUST have right to work in the UK in order to apply - no Visa sponsorshipCandidates registering with Academics Ltd will need to have or apply for an Enhanced DBS and/or overseas police check where appropriate.

Apply now or contact Eleanor Chessun-Lawrence at Academics Ltd:


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  • Job Reference: 718593341-2
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Academics
  • Location: Godalming, Surrey
  • Salary: £70.00 to £85.00 Per Day
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent