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Therapies Assistant

Lamledge School
  • Shifnal
  • Permanent
Salary: £22,425 -£25,000 (DOE)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mondays to Fridays, 9am to 5pm
Closing date: Wednesday, 20th March 2024
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Full Job Description

OFG will support therapy assistants to embark on the SaLT/OT apprenticeship after the successful completion of your probationary period. Travel to and from university and any placements is covered by OFG and you will be supported to meet your university requirements while in post.

Does working 4 days a week but with FULL pay sound like a dream?!* T&C's apply 

It doesn't have to be! Have a better work/life balance and come and work for Outcomes First Group!

Job Title:          Therapies Assistant 

Location:          Lamledge School – West Midlands   

Salary:              £22,425 -£25,000 (DOE)  

Hours:              37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm

Contract:          Permanent 

Essential:        Full UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle required 

Are you passionate about working with children and young people? Do you want to help and support people to be heard and be understood? Do you want to be part of a team who are constantly striving to improve the lives of the children and young people we support?

If so, we have the role for you!

About The Role

The role will be based in a multi-disciplinary clinical and wellbeing team, including Psychotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy. You will be joining a dedicated team of professionals to support the children and young people within our Lamledge School based in the West Midlands.   

You will form part of the clinical team within the school and will be working closely with our education teams who support our children and young people, as well as the families of those people. You will be responsible for providing evidence-based assessments and interventions under the supervision of qualified Clinicians to better understand and support our needs and to support them to engage in meaningful activities and interactions. You will be instrumental in contributing to placement plans and delivering a range of interventions. 

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a Therapies Assistant who has experience of working with children and young people who have social, emotional and mental health needs, as well as other complex needs. We are looking for someone who is independently motivated whilst working under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. Someone who enjoys working creatively to develop bespoke interventions to meet the specific needs of our most complex children and young people and has a dynamic approach to problem solving will be perfect for this role.

We are looking for enthusiasm, initiative and excellent communication skills.

Location: Lamledge School – West Midlands          

Welcome to Lamledge School 

About the Group

Outcomes First Group is the largest independent provider of special needs education. We are a vital part of local communities in England, Scotland and Wales with a renowned reputation for quality and positive outcomes for the people we educate for.

We are really proud to say that in 2024, Outcomes First Group were officially certified as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the fifth year running.

Our divisional brands include Acorn Education and Options Autism.

Essential Criteria:

  • Experience working as a therapy assistant or in a similar role would be advantageous. 
  • Experience of working with children and young people with special educational needs. 
  • Skilled in working as part of a team
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with Autistic people 
  • Ability to carry out both 1:1 and group sessions under supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbal, complex, technical and clinically sensitive information to the specific client group, their carers and families and a wide range of professionals outside the service
  • Excellent organisational skills and experience completing administration tasks for a team would be advantageous
  • 5 x GCSE’s Grade C or above, including English and Maths 
  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to own vehicle required 

For further information on this role please refer the Job Description and Person Specification attached. To discuss this role in more detail, please contact 

Why work for us?

Alongside working with a network of clinical colleagues with regular forums for peer reflection and practice development, Outcomes First Group offer an array of flexible benefit options.


Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • Work 4 days, be paid for 5 *T&C's apply - following  successful completion of the probation period
  • 30 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully enhanced DBS.

Job Ref: 236650


A great company to work for

Wherever you work – whether in a city location or one of our more rural settings – you’ll be part of one dynamic family, aiming high and dreaming big, and helping the people we work with achieve their own personal goals

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