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Valence School

Therapy Assistant


From 37 up to 42.5 hours per week  - School Term Time only - Permanent

£10.92 per hour - £18,352 to £21,080 actual salary per annum

39 working weeks - 6.4 weeks’ paid holiday

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm - Friday 8.30am to 4.00pm

Benefits include a generous pension scheme & life cover, retail discounts, training opportunities, well-being sessions, on site parking

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Therapy Assistant post at Valence School.   This new post has been created to support the physical needs of our students and you will be part of a multi-disciplinary therapy team and will primarily be supporting land and water based exercise programmes.  There will also be the opportunity to work with Physiotherapy, Occupational therapists and Speech and Language therapists. 

Valence School is a KCC Foundation residential and day Special School for children and young people aged 4 to 19 with physical disabilities, complex medical needs and associated learning and communication difficulties.  We are part of the Kent Special Educational Needs Trust (KsENT).

Applicants should be able to demonstrate some experience of working with children/young people in relevant settings.  We are also looking for applicants who can demonstrate some experience, knowledge and understanding of working with people with physical, learning and communication difficulties.

This post would suit anyone who may be interested in a future career in Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy or in a sports related career.

Please see the application pack to complete the online application form

For further details please contact Sally Casey, Therapy Lead on 07715 618771 or email

Application closing date : 30 October 2022

Interview date : w/c 14 November 2022

We reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date.

Valence School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of every student and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  References will be taken up before interview and the successful applicants will require an enhanced DBS check. Valence School is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality for all.