Animal Therapy Assistant

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - Wandsworth, South West London

Ref: 4774Thursday 25 April 2024

Animal Therapy Assistant

London Borough of Wandsworth

Permanent Role

£23k - £26k per annum

Do have a passion for working with animals and children with SEN?

Do you want to work out in the fresh air whilst making a difference to the lives of both animals and children?


We're on the lookout for a compassionate Animal Therapy Assistant to join our dynamic animal therapy program. Our school caters to students of all ages, from primary to 19 years old, and they absolutely love our regular animal therapy sessions and spending time in our specially designed outdoor facilities.


Qualities of an Animal Therapy Assistant:

  • Boundless creativity, passion, and a big heart
  • Dedicated to animal and child welfare
  • Happy to be hands-on, involving daily care and cleaning of all our animals
  • Have a keen eye for detail is a must
  • Have an understanding of health and safety procedures, and ideally, be first aid trained (or willing to obtain certification within 6 months of starting).
  • Any child care or animal care qualifications are a bonus!


What we offer our Animal Therapy Assistant:

  • Committed to supporting the growth and development of staff.
  • Access to tailored, school-based training opportunities.
  • Encouragement to take an active role in shaping your own professional journey.


Roles like this do not come about often, so apply today!


Interested in hearing more about Therapy Assistant opportunities across London? Is this role not quite perfect for you? Get in touch and tell us about yourself - we'll see how we can help!

If you want to hear more about our SEND opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert or send an email to


If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome to contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

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