Speech and Language Therapist, The Holmewood School, London

The Holmewood School

JOB TITLE: Speech and Language Therapist
LEVEL: Band 5 or 6 equivalent (at least one year experience)
REPORTS TO: Senior Therapist
SALARY range: Band 5: £24,504 to £30,375, Band 6: £30,666 to £36,849
Salary inclusive of Outer London Allowance, prorated to 40 weeks a year, and depending on experience and qualifications

HOURS: Full time. 8.30 am – 4.30 pm. 5 days a week (Monday to Friday) with 12 weeks holiday.

START DATE: September 2021

The Holmewood School, part of the Cavendish Education group, can offer you the benefits of working in a small, warm and friendly independent school with a good holiday package and excellent professional training & development, with requirement to work 4 weeks within holidays over the academic year.

We meet the needs of young people with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, language & communication difficulties, and specific language difficulties aged 7 to 19 years.

We are looking for a dynamic, flexible and enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to join our multi-disciplinary team and work seamlessly with our education staff.  This role involves providing integrated SaLT services to young people in our school based over two sites which includes a specialist 6th Form provision. We are located in North London across multiple sites in Finchley and Muswell Hill.  We work closely with the other schools in our group, have extensive community links and believe in ‘thinking differently’ and being as creative as possible in our teaching.

The post holder will receive supervision from the senior SaLT who has extensive experience in mainstream and special school settings, is involved in the London Autism Clinical Excellence Network Committee and has trained in Solution Focused Brief Therapy.  There will be opportunities for joint working and collaboration in exciting projects.

You will be committed to providing the best opportunities for our students and ensuring every child is supported to achieve their full potential. You will demonstrate a flexible approach to education and therapy, a willingness to get involved in all aspects of school life, and the ability to work under pressure with young people that can challenge us. You will have previous experience of working with young people with autism in other educational settings.  Experience of working with young people with behaviour needs or mental health needs would also be desirable.

Closing date: Monday 5th July

Interviews will be held at The Holmewood School Woodside Park site, week commencing Monday 12th July.

Application details are available from Simon Hardwick, Office Manager, on 020 8920 0660, enquiries@thsl.org.uk or at the above address.

For an informal chat, visit or to find out more please phone the school on 020 8920 0660.

For more information about the school, please visit our website www.thsl.org.uk

THSL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.