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Therapy Assistant - SEN School

Job Description

About the Role:

Dunbar Education is delighted to be working with an outstanding SEN school in Kettering, dedicated to supporting students aged 11-18 with cognition and learning difficulties. We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Therapy Assistant to join our team and contribute to the delivery of high-quality occupational and physiotherapy services.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist our specialist Occupational Therapist in delivering exceptional occupational and physiotherapy services to students.
  • Contribute to the assessment and treatment of students, both individually and in groups.
  • Undertake therapeutic work and supervise students in activities related to their treatment.
  • Perform general therapy-related duties, including cleaning equipment, collating statistical information, and ordering supplies.
  • Undertake clerical and school-based tasks to ensure the smooth running of the therapy department.
  • Support school staff with the healthcare needs of students.
  • Participate in and contribute to assessment and treatment planning sessions.


  • Previous experience in a similar role or setting is highly desirable.
  • A genuine passion for working with children and young people with special educational needs.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • A DBS on the update service or willingness to obtain one.

Why Join Us?

  • Be part of a supportive and dedicated team committed to making a difference in students' lives.
  • Opportunities for professional development and training.
  • A fulfilling and rewarding role within a respected SEN school.

If you are enthusiastic, compassionate, and ready to take on a challenging yet highly rewarding role, we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter detailing your experience and suitability for the role.

Dunbar Education is committed to the highest standards of safeguarding to ensure the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, to share this commitment. To adhere with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all registrations will be required to fill out our application form in, to receive work. This will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Dunbar Education is an equal opportunities employer and recognises the value of and seeks to achieve a diverse workforce in schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. Dunbar Education is a member of ASPCo compliance plus, for more information please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement.