Senior Speech and Language Advisor, Dawn House School, Nottinghamshire

Senior Speech and Language Advisor

Location: Dawn House School, Rainsworth, Nottinghamshire

Contract type: Permanent, 40 weeks per annum (term time plus 5 days during school closure or Saturdays as required), 35 hours per week

Salary: £33,204 FTE

Start date: March 2020

One parent stated, “This school is outstanding and absolutely amazing, we can now live as a normal family” (Ofsted March 2018).

We are currently seeking a Senior Speech and Language Therapist to join our team at I CAN’s Dawn House School, located in Rainsworth, Nottinghamshire. This a fantastic opportunity to further your career in a specialist school for children with a range of speech, language and communication needs which has recently been rated by Ofsted as “Outstanding”.

Do you want to:

  • Have a small caseload of not more than 25 children?
  • Develop your skills within an educational setting in one location?
  • Work collaboratively and jointly with other therapists, teachers and professionals?
  • Carry out intensive therapy daily with pupils?
  • Work within a friendly, supportive team of skilled SLTs, OTs, a Wellbeing team and therapy assistants?
  • Develop your supervision, training and leadership skills?
  • Have access to regular CPD opportunities?
  • Be involved in the assessment service, assessing children?
  • Be involved in I CAN initiatives and research?

We are fortunate enough to be able offer all the above, in this rare opportunity, currently available at Dawn House School.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, forward thinking Senior Speech and Language Therapist keen to develop their career, skills and knowledge in a specialist educational setting. If you have are qualified and have been working as a Speech and Language Therapist for at least 3 years then this role may be just what you are looking for.

Preferably you will have previous experience of working in an educational setting. You may also have additional experience of specialising in other areas such as Sensory Integration, social, emotional and mental health, dysphagia, or another clinical area relevant to our pupils. You must be HCPC registered and a member of the RCSLT.

I CAN’s Dawn House School is an outstanding specialist school committed to the highest level of quality integrated education, therapy and care. Dawn House School is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 5-19 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties (including Asperger’s Syndrome) with associated learning and/or behavioural difficulties.

You will work collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, teaching assistants and residential care officers, with class groups, smaller groups and with individual children. You will be working with a small complex caseload and supporting the children to fulfil their full potential at school, in our residential setting, at home and in their communities.

For an informational discussion about the role or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Andrea Robinson, Head of Therapy on 01623 795361 or email Or, to find out more about Dawn House School and I CAN please visit and

To apply, please download an application pack from

Closing date: 12pm, Monday 2nd March 2020

Interviews commencing: Week commencing Monday, 16th March 2020

I CAN is the children’s communication charity. We are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

I CAN is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and the safeguarding and welfare of children. We carry out the appropriate vetting and verifications on all staff and this post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947