Therapy Dog Handler and Teaching Assistant
An exciting opportunity to work in a new, well-resourced specialist setting for academically able students with autism or related needs.
Lokrum Fields provides a calm, home-from-home, low sensory environment in rural surroundings, carefully designed to support up to 18 students aged 9-16. Our students are unlikely to display challenging behaviour but are unable to access mainstream school due to autism, anxiety or sensory needs.
Successful candidates will have their working hours divided between the roles of Therapy Dog Handler and Teaching Assistant.
Previous experience of being responsible for the welfare of a dog and experience of and skills associated with working with young people with autism and anxiety are essential.
Lokrum Fields staff need to have a positive and flexible approach, be patient and open-minded, be able to help students recognise and reach their full potential and understand the importance of working in co-production with families, colleagues, clinicians and the students themselves.
Applications will be processed in line with our Safer Recruitment policy and will be subject to safeguarding checks.
Closing date: 30th May 2021
Wider Plan Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.