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Valence School

Therapy Assistant 1:1


Full Time - School Term Time only - Permanent

37.5 hours per week - Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

with an option for 40 hours per week including one late to 7.00pm for after-school club

£11.15 per hour - £18,991 to 20,257 actual salary per annum for 39 working weeks and 6.4 weeks’ paid holiday

PLUS a 'golden hello' payment of £1,000*

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 is a new post that has been created to form part of a small team of staff working with one of our students providing care and therapeutic interventions. You will be based in the student’s classroom and will be supported by therapists from Occupational and Physiotherapy and also Speech and Language therapy. 

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 recent 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 Speech and Language therapy.

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 : 27 November 2022

Interview date : w/c 5 December 2022

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

*Terms & Conditions apply