Speech and Language Therapist Band 6 minimum, The Link Schools

  • Orchard Hill College
  • London, UK
  • 06 May, 2022
Education Mainstream and specialist schools Paediatric

Job Description

Salary: Professional Pay Scale Therapy Band 6 £12,554.42 – £14,866.30 (FTE £34,722 - £41,116) per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

Location:  The Link Primary School CR0 4PG and The Link Secondary School CR0 4PD

Working Pattern: 14 hours (2 days) per week, term time only (Clinical duties to be carried out during term time)

The Link Primary School is an Outstanding special school located in the London Borough of Sutton and provides specialist teaching and therapy for up to 50 pupils aged 4 to 11 whose primary need is speech, language and communication. Some pupils have additional learning or sensory integration needs and a large percentage of pupils have a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

The School provides a warm, safe, friendly and nurturing environment, which helps pupils to learn, express their ideas, communicate, develop friendships and grow in confidence and self- esteem.

Staff provide pupils with an outstanding education based on strong practitioner research and the holistic curriculum offer that promotes strong personal and social education as well cognitive development. It is a rewarding and inspirational place to work. To find out more about us visit www.linkprim.org.uk.

We require a Speech and Language Therapist to work within our pathway 3 learning group which is specifically for children and young people with Autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to an established service for this group that has proven to be successful in supporting children with mental health and social communication needs. The challenge for this role comes in being able to adapt evidence- based strategies to a “backdoor therapeutic” approach so that the young people meet their targets through an emphasis on communicating about their own motivations and interests. This role will suit a candidate who is a confident child centred practitioner but is seeking an additional challenge or string to their bow.

Please see the attached job description and person specification for full details on the role and the skills, experience and knowledge we are looking for.

The Link Primary School 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/.

For an informal discussion about the role, candidates are invited to contact Sandy Turner, Principal, on 0208 688 5239 (Primary) or 0208 688 7691 (Secondary). 

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. Failure to show evidence will result in your application not being shortlisted for interview.

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing Date:   12 p.m. Thursday 9th June 2022

Interviews will take place on:   w/c Monday 13th June 2022

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.

Note - Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body in these circumstances, would not satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

Job Start Date


Salary Band

Band 6


Full time