Movement Therapy Assistant - SEND School - East London

Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant - North East London

Ref: 5190Friday 10 May 2024


Movement Therapy Assistant – September 2024  

Do you have a passion and talent for supporting children and young people with additional learning needs and mental health disorders?

Are you keen to make a difference to the lives of children and young people whilst building your experience and furthering your career in SEND/SEMH?

Are you pursuing a career as a therapist in one of the following disciplines; Occupational, Speech and Language, Play, Art, Dance, Drama, Music?

We are supporting the development of a SEND school’s therapeutic offer and have exciting opportunities for Therapeutic Assistants looking for practical experience to build on their career in therapy. This is an established and well facilitated SEND school located in East London, easily accessed via a number of public transport links. Alternatively, parking is available for drivers. We are actively seeking engaging and passionate Therapeutic Assistants to add to their friendly and talented SEND staff team. The school provides education to children with a range of needs including, MLD, SLD, PMLD, PD, neurological conditions and brain injuries. We are looking to speak to professional and committed support staff who are passionate about therapeutic intervention, even if your experience is informal/voluntary, we want to hear from you!

Movement Therapy Assistant requirements

  • Essential - Passion for working with young people who require additional support in order to access education and social development
  • Essential - Experience of working with Autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties and learning difficulties, or experience with SEMH, trauma, sensory processing, social communication
  • Essential - Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships
  • Beneficial – Experience in neurological rehabilitation
  • Beneficial – Experience in therapy support/interventions

What you can expect as a Movement Therapy Assistant

  • These opportunities have a lot of scope and can suit applicants of all experience levels and disciplines.
  • The roles and duties will vary depending on where your experience best fits within the school.
  • For aspiring Child Psychologists, Educational Psychologists, Clinical Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Physio Therapists, Creative Therapists, these positions will offer relevant and vital experience for your chosen path
  • Continued Professional Development – this is a learning environment for staff too and the school is continually training their staff to help them support their children's needs, you will become an expert in your field
  • You will have an opportunity to make a huge social impact, in this role you will be shaping the future of the children in your care!

Pay for Movement Therapy Assistant Opportunity

  • There are permanent opportunities available with salaries of £19,000 - £24,000 negotiable based on experience and the job role.
  • Long-term contracts are available for those who are looking for immediate work. We understand that pay is extremely important and it must be clear and simple! For that reason we have chosen to pay our staff via PAYE only. Quoted rates are gross pay and your pay will never involve employer's NI deductions or admin fees
  • Just as roles vary, so will the remuneration depending on the role requirements and your experience. You will often see these roles advertised as daily rates, please note that we pay PAYE only and rates will vary from £85-£120 per day, depending on the role and your experience. Full Time Equivalent salaries are therefore £19,500 - £29,120 Per Annum, please bear in mind that all school based work will be term time only
  • Again, we are happy to help you with any rates queries, just ask us!

Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our Movement Therapy Assistant opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV 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 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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