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Work Experience Opportunity

  Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Assistant. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an Occupational Therapy or Speech and Language Therapy student to work within a well-established multi-disciplinary team. 

Flexible hours during term time only    

The William Henry Smith School Therapy team is a nationally recognised and specialist team working with boys with severe social, emotional and mental health difficulties.  Following a successful voluntary placement in May of a graduate Speech and Language Therapist, we would like to open out this opportunity to other university students in the field of Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.

By working within the team in a voluntary assistant role you will gain valuable experience in the working life of a residential school, learn about the adaptions of practice to meet client need, gain insight into the workings of the different therapeutic disciplines on site and methods of communicating with this difficult client group.

We’re a vibrant and friendly team that are passionate about our work.  Our setting is lively, fast-paced and offers new challenges and considerations daily.  We’re looking for a passionate therapy assistant with a keen interest in gaining experience working with Speech and Language therapists and Occupational therapists. We are looking for an enthusiastic and organised individual with excellent communication skills, who has experience working in a school setting or with children and young people. This person should be keen to develop skills in assessment, interventions and school based therapeutic strategies. This volunteer opportunity requires a commitment for a minimum of 3 months.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful volunteer will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service background check. The school is also committed to promoting the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of both students and staff and promotes fundamental values. You are applying for a position working in regulated activity.

To discuss this opportunity further please contact Sarah Ayache, Head of Therapy either on 01484 710123 or by email to Sarah.Ayache@whsschool.org.uk