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Therapy Lead – School Therapy Team (SEND) - Linden Lodge

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Job Type: Permanent
Working pattern: 52 Weeks per Year (Although Term Time Only arrangements will be considered for the right candidate)

Linden Lodge School is a leading provider of education for children and young people aged 2 to 19 years with profound and multiple learning difficulties and sensory impairment, including visual impairment, deaf-blindness, physical disability, and complex medical needs. The educational needs of the children are met through a variety of pathways including pre-formal, semi-formal and formal curriculums, making this a unique service in terms of its provision.

We are a new and developing therapy team based at Linden Lodge, who aim to build a strong ethos of integrated and evidenced-based working within education, whilst growing our provision beyond the consultative to meet the therapeutic needs of our young people.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist or Speech and Language Therapist to join our Clinical Leadership Team. This is a new and developing service at Linden Lodge School, and there will be ample opportunity to develop your leadership skills across the day to day running of the team, as well as inputting in to the strategic overview of the integration of therapy within the educational setting. 

Alongside other members of the Clinical Leadership Team, the role will include day to day management, as well as development and maintenance of a fully integrated and high quality multi-disciplinary therapy team. The post holder will provide clinical leadership, supervision (where appropriate) and management of therapy staff. They will promote a culture of continuing professional development responsive to the specialist needs of the children, families and staff of Linden Lodge School. There is a diverse range of clinical specialisms within Linden Lodge School and the post holder will also be a source of expert therapeutic advice and skilled support for all members of the school community.

We will support your development through a commitment to regular monitoring meetings with stakeholders, CPD and a protected training budget. We will support your work life balance by offering a range of working patterns, whilst our pay and conditions offered reflect Agenda for Change – please contact us for details or to discuss options further.

We have an impressive three-acre campus in Wimbledon offering fabulous indoor and outdoor innovative facilities to support teaching and learning. These include hydrotherapy pool, sensory integration facilities, sensory gardens and a variety of specialised environments.

Knowledge and experience of working with a paediatric caseload and SEND would be an advantage

Linden Lodge School is a very special place to work and staff wellbeing and career progression is very important to us. Our staff wellbeing programme which includes:

  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Free local gym membership
  • End of term staff awards
  • Weekly art and subsidised Pilates classes

If you would like to hear more about this exciting opportunity to be a part of a growing and developing school therapy team, please contact: Therapy.recruitment@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Please see the attached job description and person specification to ensure you meet the requirements prior to application.

Completed applications should be emailed to Therapy.recruitment@lindenlodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

Closing date for all applications: 24th May 2020
Shortlisting: week commencing 25th May 2020
Interview dates: TBC

Linden Lodge School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An enhanced DBS will be a requirement of the postholder.

Linden Lodge School
61, Princes Way,
Wimbledon Park,
SW19 6JB
Tel: 020 8788 0107
Headteacher: Deborah Rix


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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