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Massage Therapist

Department: School and College (students 6 – 25 years)

Location: The Sheiling Ringwood

Employment Type: Permanent

Hours & Working Patterns: Term time (41 working weeks, including training days). Part-time hours will be considered for the right candidate

Salary: £24,143–£29,537 pro rata to reflect term time working (£26,988-£33,017 FTE) 

Closing Date: 30 May 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: TBC

The Sheiling Ringwood is an independent residential special school and college for students with severe and moderate learning difficulties and disabilities.  A member of the Camphill communities, we provide education and care services within a beautiful environment, where staff, whatever their job role, have the opportunity to make a holistic, real and positive difference in the lives of our students. Set in a stunning sustainable and eco-friendly 40-acre site close to the New Forest and Dorset coastline, the natural surroundings of our school and college provide a rich, enabling and therapeutic learning environment for students.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a qualified, innovative and motivated massage therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team. You will be working with our school and college students (aged 6-25 years).

We are a dynamic, friendly multi-disciplinary team made up of: anthroposophical therapists (including an anthroposophical Doctor), behaviour support coordinators, speech and language therapists, a physiotherapist, occupational therapists and a registered nurse. You will be part of this team, yet we expect an ability to work independently as a massage therapist in the school and college. You will also be part of a creative therapy department, working closely with other therapists.

This post offers the opportunity to support children/young adults with complex needs to engage holistically with massage therapy to support the students and the intended therapeutic benefits of massage.  

Massage therapy with children and young adults with learning difficulties is exceedingly rewarding as their response to massage is so immediate and profound.  

In addition, you will be consolidating your skills in managing a caseload and multidisciplinary team working. The caseload is varied and can cover autistic spectrum disorder, developmental delay, learning disabilities and neurological conditions. You will be confident, adaptable and dynamic to provide assessment and interventions for students. This will include: one to one therapeutic sessions, group therapeutic sessions, attending meetings, planning sessions and MDT discussion.

Our Benefits include: *free enhanced DBS *fantastic working environment with beautiful outdoor space *pension scheme *occupational sick pay *annual salary review *at least 31 days holiday a year *onsite parking *training *regular support and supervision from friendly approachable line managers *Bike 2 Work scheme *Employee Assistance Programme

This post is for Term Time only.

Please complete the application form and email to:

The Sheiling Ringwood is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS and Barred List check will be required. Staff are also prohibited from promoting extremist/radical religious or one-sided political views whilst working at The Sheiling Ringwood (TSR) and/or whilst participating in activities associated with their employment within TSR. 

This role is UK based and your right to work will need to be established as part of theappointment process.

Now that Covid-19 measures are easing and it is no longer mandatory for our staff to be vaccinated, we still strongly recommend that people have their vaccinations wherever possible. Therefore, you will be asked to share your vaccination status when you apply for a role with us but you are not obliged to answer the question if you prefer not to.