Speech and Language Therapist, Nightingale Community Academy

  • Nightingale Community Academy
  • London, UK
  • 15 Nov, 2022
Permanent Education Mainstream and specialist schools Paediatric

Job Description

Speech and Language Therapist, Nightingale Community Academy

Salary:   Band 5-6 FTE £28,771 - £43,106 pro rata per annum

Location:   Nightingale Community Academy, Beechcroft Road, London, SW17 7DF

Working Pattern:   3 days per week (between 8.30 – 4.30), term time plus 2 weeks (41 working weeks)

Contract:   Permanent

Nightingale Community Academy is a special school in Wandsworth for 120 boys aged 5 to 19 with social emotional and mental health needs.

Primary pupils benefit from a purpose-built classroom hub and outdoor adventure playground and access to weekly music lessons and a comprehensive therapy service. Secondary and post-16 students are offered a broad curriculum including vocational courses such as motor vehicle studies, construction, horticulture and hospitality. All pupils benefit from regular animal therapy at Tom’s Farm, which is located on the spacious school site.

Staff at Nightingale Community Academy take pride in the development of young people in a safe and stimulating environment and are offered a rewarding and varied career in return. To find out more about us visit www.nightingaleca.org

A great opportunity to join an expanding team of therapists working at Nightingale Community Academy and across a collaborative of similar units. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team, which offers a range of therapies, such as Creative, Psychotherapy, Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy. 

As part of the Therapy Team, you will be responsible for organising and delivering therapy interventions to children and young people attending the school. As well as delivering therapy sessions to the young people attending NCA, you will communicate with CAMHS and other partner organisations. This may include participating in Peer Supervision and reciprocal arrangements for one to one and group work.

Nightingale Community Academy is part of Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust, an established family of specialist academies and college centres that provide for over 1500 pupils and students with a wide range of learning abilities and additional needs. To find out more about us, and what makes us a special place to work please visit https://www.ohcat.org/work-for-us/.

If you have any general queries, please contact info@nightingaleca.org.  

If you are interested in applying for this role, please click the “apply now” link below. 

Your application form will be scored according to each of the requirements laid out in the person specification for this role. Please demonstrate in your statement how your experience, skills and knowledge match the criteria that are required for the role. 

Closing Date:   12 noon, 16th December 2022

Interviews will take place on: TBC – January 2023  

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

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