Speech & Language Therapist, Gryphon School & Hardwick House School, Loughborough

Speech & Language Therapist

Band 6

Cavendish Education are pleased to advertise a fantastic opportunity to provide Speech and Language support across two local schools, Gryphon School and Hardwick House School. Initially, it will include 4 days a week at Gryphon School and 1 day a week at Hardwick House School. We are seeking an enthusiastic, skilled and committed Speech and Language Therapist to drive standards and practice across the schools.

Gryphon School is a specialist therapeutic school for children and young people with autism and social, emotional and mental health needs. Gryphon School is on a fantastic journey. The school is growing, and with that growth comes the opportunity to really embed the culture and system of a truly integrated education and therapy model. Please visit their website www.gryphonschool.com for further information and to find out more about the work that they do.

Hardwick House School is a small independent specialist school for learners with high functioning Autistic Spectrum Condition. Their children and young people attend in small groups from Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 4. Learners have all come from mainstream settings, but their ASD has been a significant barrier and has often led to a very uneven academic and social profile. Please visit their website www.hardwickhouseschool.com for further information and to find out more about the work that they do.

Teaching and therapy staff at both schools work together using a strong multidisciplinary approach and prioritise the development of the children’s functional communication, social interaction skills and emotional well-being. We are building a formidable regional team, which this role will form part of, providing a growing group of professionals driving innovation, performance and challenge, but more importantly teamwork, sharing and development.

We are looking for an experienced, confident, well qualified and dynamic Speech and Language Therapist with a passion for learning and excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to support the future development of our provisions for children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) as well as social, emotional and mental health needs and those with associated speech language and communication difficulties.

This is a full-time, term time only role.

Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 16:30

Salary: £31,365 – £37,890 (FTE) Pro rata (term time only)

Closing Date: 8th July 2020 (early applications encouraged)

Start Date: September 2020 (if possible)

Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirements of the person specification.

If you wish to apply for the post or have any questions, please email laura.cooper@gryphonschool.com

Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities statement.

Gryphon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service.

We aim to be a fair employer and are committed to equal opportunities. Gryphon School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, disability or age.