Specialist Speech & Language Therapist (SEND, Complex Needs & Neurodiverse Populations) - The Therapy Tree

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £16.57 per hour Band 6 – £20.55 Band 7 dependant on experience (opportunities to increase as role develops with company expansion)

Location: Company base – Chudleigh Devon. Administrative duties to be completed remotely, working from home. Community client facing duties across Devon with travel paid, we endeavour to schedule client appointments to minimise travel. School placement on the West Devon & Cornwall border.

About us:
The Therapy Tree is a holistic, multidisciplinary, therapeutic service providing both specialist and universal level therapies. We specialise supporting the neurodiverse population, particularly children & young people with complex high needs to include: communication, cognitive, sensory, physical, social & emotional challenges and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND). Our specialist therapies include: Speech & Language Therapy, Special Yoga, Functional Massage and Complementary Therapies and Therapeutic Enabling (Enabling+). 

We support our clients to empower themselves, reaching their potential through immersive support & therapy, positive relationships, personal growth and positive wellbeing. We are an inclusive, trauma informed, pro-neurodiverse therapeutic service and all of our work is underpinned by the social model of disability as well as the therapists neurodiversity collective values and yogic philosophy of yamas.  We believe that no one, no matter how complex their needs, should be isolated or denied the opportunity to fulfil their potential. 

Working at The Therapy Tree can be incredibly rewarding; we offer the opportunity to work in a small passionate team and value the continuing development of skills, knowledge and careers in a supportive and flexible environment. We value innovative ideas and offer excellent development opportunities as well as career progression in line with the company growth. 

Our selection process aims to make sure that the role is right for you and you are right for us. It involves completing an application form and taking part in an interview process with both task and question elements; where appropriate you will be invited to visit one of our services or meet with our service users. 

If you would like more information about the role, please contact Ashleigh at  ashleigh@thetherapytreedevon.co.uk 

About the role: 
The Therapy Tree has a great opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as a Specialist Speech & Language Therapist within our growing service.  This role will be to provide assessment, therapy and all associated activities to a caseload of children and young people with communication and or interaction difficulties in both school, clinic, community and any other identified setting. The Therapist will be supporting the neurodiverse population, particularly children & young people with complex high needs to include: communication, cognitive, sensory, physical, social & emotional challenges and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND). 

Alongside a small community caseload (1 - 2 days per week) the successful applicant will be the designated Therapist placed in a small specialist education provision (2 days per week, Wednesdays and negotiable second day), registered to provide education to up to 12 students aged 7 to 18yrs; all students have autism and/or complex learning needs, many of whom have a history of education disengagement as well as social, emotional and mental health challenges including those associated with trauma and attachment. 

Excellent opportunities for continued professional development and career development in line with the business expansion. Regular clinical supervision and opportunities for external supervision from expert consultants in the field where required.  Opportunities for additional hours regularly available. 

Opportunities available to take on roles within the Therapeutic Enabling team. Please enquire for more information. 

About you:
You should have at least 3 years experience as a Speech & Language Therapist. 

You should have at least 3 years experience and a passion for working with children and young people who have complex high needs to include: communication, cognitive, sensory, physical, social & emotional challenges and Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND). 

Professional development is important to us at The Therapy Tree and so you should have a desire to continue learning and accessing training. 

Pro-neurodiverse values and attitudes are essential qualities for working at The Therapy Tree. 

You should have excellent professional communication skills (both oral and written).

You will need to be flexible, pro-active, adaptable and be able to prioritise tasks. 

The role will require both independent working and the ability to be a team player as well as working within a busy professional remote office environment.

You should be proficient and confident with ICT. An up to date knowledge of Microsoft systems including Teams would be an advantage.

A full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle, with business insurance, for work purposes, is an essential requirement for this role.

Qualified and registered Speech & Language Therapist with full HCPC and RCSLT membership is essential. 

To apply:
The Therapy Tree is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable children and adults and expects all employees to share this commitment. Therefore, all offers of employment are subject to a number of checks including an enhanced DBS check where appropriate.

Please complete the attached application or contact ashleigh@thetherapytreedevon.co.uk to request an application.  Your application, CV and Personal Statement will be used to shortlist candidates; therefore it is very important you complete these thoroughly.  We would recommend that you read the job description & person specification document before applying. 

To discuss the vacancy further please contact ashleigh@thetherapytreedevon.co.uk at your earliest convenience to schedule a call for the 10th or 13th August 2022. 

If you have information accessibility needs and require a different format please contact ashleigh@thetherapytreedevon.co.uk 

Interview Date: 10th September 2022 

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationTeignbridgeDevon
  • Work Postcode


  • Reference

    JS03431


  • Occupational GroupSocial Care & Health


  • Salary Details

    £16.57 per hour Band 6 – £20.55 Band 7 dependant on experience (opportunities to increase as role develops with company expansion)


  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimePart TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    22.5 hours per week minimum (opportunities for additional hours available)

  • Closing Date

    22/08/2022

  • DBS Check Required

    Yes