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Therapy Assistant - Part-time

Danecourt School, Gillingham

  • Ref:KCC887-7031-48S
  • Posted:25/07/2022
  • Pay:NJC Grade D2 + SEN Allowance
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:26/08/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:2nd September 2022


Grade – D2 (£19,264 FTE) per annum + SEN Allowance, Actual Salary £13,943 per annum 

Contracted Hours 28.75, 39 weeks per year

Start Date: As soon as possible 

We are looking for a highly motivated person to join our therapy team at Danecourt as a Therapy Assistant.  We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, professional, positive and forward looking school. This is a great opportunity to develop your career by building on your current success. 

You will  be responsible for the delivery of a range of interventions in collaboration with the therapies team (speech and language, occupational, physio and behaviour therapists) for children with a wide range of complex needs.

We are looking for a someone who:

  • Can demonstrate an understanding of disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down syndrome and Global Developmental Delay. 
  • has a basic knowledge of curriculum approaches such as sensory diets, sensory circuits, Attention Autism and Colourful semantics
  • Has good communication skills to create collaborative working relationships with teaching staff.
  • has computer skills to access and make resources on Boardmaker, as well as skills in Microsoft office to create individualised resources.  
  • able to write to clinical notes based upon effective observational skills of the child following each session completed. 

As an employee of the Maritime Trust you can expect:

  •  a positive working environment
  •  national terms and conditions
  • tailored programmes of CPD with cross trust development opportunities
  • a generous package of staff benefits. 

Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office to make an appointment 

Further information please see attached candidate information pack

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The Trust and its academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.


Information about the school

Danecourt Special School is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich, Bexley, Kent and Medway . Our schools transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills. We are a special school catering for primary aged children who have special educational needs. The children who attend Danecourt have a wide breadth of needs including complex learning difficulties and autism. At Danecourt our mission is support all pupils to become “STARS” - S - Self reliant T - Team Players A - Aspirational R - Resilient S - Successful

This is facilitated through pupils receiving a personalised curriculum that is tailored to meet their individual specific needs. The highly trained staff team maintain high expectations of what each individual pupil is able to achieve, striving to ensure that they all reach their maximum potential; celebrating difference and encouraging curiosity and creativity. Staff work collaboratively with families/carers and a range of other agencies in order to meet the pupils' needs and as a result, pupils make strong progress academically, emotionally and socially. Pupil achievement is hugely valued and celebrated in a manner that is meaningful and appropriate for each pupil.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Danecourt community and working with us, telephone the school and make an appointment to come and meet some of the pupils and staff and to experience for yourself the quality of education given to all of our children and the unique atmosphere throughout our school.

Job Contact Information


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.