Witherslack Group is made up of a cast of thousands, whether it be the teaching, care or therapy staff or the children, young people and their families. Everyone plays their part as they all combine to realise life changing moments and endless stories of success. Our children and young people are at the centre of everything we do.
We are the leading provider of specialist education and care in the country, built on a foundation of sector leading Ofsted judgements and a long track record of success. Our specialist schools, learning centres and children’s homes offer truly inspirational environments and life changing opportunities to our children and young people.
Our clinicians are a crucial part of the most joined-up model in SEND and we are excited to have one of our team speak at this year’s Occupational Therapy Show. Senior Occupational Therapist, Lisa Taylor will be providing a session on using a multi-tiered trauma-informed approach to increase occupational participation for the children and young people who live and learn with us. By the end of this session you will:
- Have an understanding of Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma in contemporary practice
- Understand the potential occupation impact of trauma
- Have an understanding of how trauma-informed occupational interventions can be organised using a multi-tiered model in school settings.
- Understand the impact of working with children and young people with trauma
Not only do we have our guest speaker attending, we also have a number of our clinical team who are excited to meet those interested in working with children and young people with special educational needs. We have a number of opportunities available to join our teams as well as apprenticeships for those who are just at the start of their career path or wanting to learn something new.
Here at Witherslack Group we cherish the hard work our teams put in and understand that it’s not always easy. Achieving our huge small victories and changing the lives of our children and young people for the better can only be realised by offering the support and wellbeing opportunities to our staff.
We offer access to 24 hour counselling as well as in person appointments in addition to discounts on gyms. We also have discounts on great days out to places such as museums and theme parks. Alongside our cycle to work scheme and £2000 refer a friend bonus, we have too many to run through!