Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

Therapy Assistant - North East London

Ref: 5292Wednesday 15 May 2024


Speech and Language Therapy Assistant – PAYE based on £18,000 - £22,000

Do you have a passion and talent for supporting children and young people with additional learning needs and brain injuries?

Are you keen to make a difference to the lives of children and young people whilst building your experience and furthering your career in SEND/therapy?

Are you pursuing a career as a Speech and Language Therapist?

We are supporting the development of a SEND school’s therapeutic offer and have exciting opportunities for a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant looking for practical experience to build on their career in therapy. This is an established and well facilitated SEND school located in SE London, easily accessed via a number of public transport links. Alternatively, parking is available for drivers. We are actively seeking an engaging and passionate Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to add to their friendly and talented SEND staff team. The school provides education to children with a range of needs including, MLD, SLD, PMLD, PD, neurological conditions and brain injuries. We are looking to speak to professional and committed support staff who are passionate about therapeutic intervention, even if your experience is informal/voluntary, we want to hear from you!


Speech and Language Therapy Assistant requirements

  • Essential - Passion for working with young people who require additional support in order to access education and social development
  • Essential - Experience of working with Autism, ADHD, sensory processing difficulties and learning difficulties, or experience with SEMH, trauma, sensory processing, social communication
  • Essential - Ability to build strong and meaningful relationships
  • Beneficial - Experience using Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices 
  • Beneficial – Experience in neurological rehabilitation
  • Beneficial – Experience in therapy support/interventions


What you can expect as a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant

  • These opportunities have a lot of scope and can suit applicants of all experience levels and disciplines.
  • The roles and duties will vary depending on where your experience best fits within the school.
  • For aspiring Speech and Language Therapists, this position will offer relevant and vital experience for your chosen path
  • Continued Professional Development – this is a learning environment for staff too and the school is continually training their staff to help them support their children's needs, you will become an expert in your field
  • You will have an opportunity to make a huge social impact, in this role you will be shaping the future of the children in your care!



  • There are permanent opportunities available with salaries of £18,000 - £22,000 (term time) negotiable based on experience and the job role.
  • Long-term contracts are available for those who are looking for immediate work. We understand that pay is extremely important and it must be clear and simple! For that reason we have chosen to pay our staff via PAYE only. Quoted rates are gross pay and your pay will never involve employer's NI deductions or admin fees
  • Just as roles vary, so will the remuneration depending on the role requirements and your experience. You will often see these roles advertised as daily rates, please note that we pay PAYE only, please bear in mind that all school based work will be term time only
  • Again, we are happy to help you with any rates queries, just ask us!


Interested in hearing more?

If you want to hear more about our Speech and Language Therapy Assistant opportunities, please get in touch! You can apply by response to this advert, uploading your CV to our website, or emailing your CV to elise.harnwell@psinclusion.co.uk

If you are not contacted within 5 working days, unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful for this role. However, we will keep your CV and you are welcome contact us to discuss your SEND career development.

Parker Smith Inclusion is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We will help you with this.

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