Dramatherapist, Finchley, London

Closing date:

The Holmewood SchoolFinchley, London

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £16078 to £19064, already prorated for 3 days, dependant on experience and qualifications, inclusive of London Weighting and paid annual leave
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

JOB TITLE: Dramatherapist

BAND: 5-6

HOURS AND DURATION: Part time, 3 days per week (working 40 weeks per year including 4 weeks in school holidays)

SALARY: £16078 to £19064, already prorated for 3 days per week, dependant on experience and qualifications, inclusive of London Weighting and paid annual leave

DBS LEVEL: Enhanced and full disclosure

REPORTS TO:  Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

ACCOUNTABLE TO:  Head Teacher/Deputy Head Teacher

LOCATION: The post holder will work at two sites - 88 Woodside Park Road, London N12 8SH and 90 East End Road, London N3 2SY

The Holmewood School, part of the Cavendish Education group, can offer you the benefits of working in a small, warm and friendly independent school with a good holiday package and excellent professional training & development, with requirement to work 4 weeks within holidays over the academic year (i.e. 40 weeks).

We meet the needs of young people with high functioning autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, language & communication difficulties, and specific language difficulties aged 7 to 19 years. We are located in North London and our main site is conveniently situated directly opposite Woodside Park station on the Northern line. Our Sixth Form Centre is located in Finchley Central. We work closely with the other schools in our group, have extensive community links and believe in ‘thinking differently’ and being as creative as possible in our teaching. 


We are looking for a qualified Dramatherapist with experience of delivering long-term therapeutic interventions with children and young people with special educational needs. You will work within a highly specialised multi-disciplinary team, liaising regularly with staff and families, and facilitating parent support sessions when necessary. Ideally, you will have a tendency towards a psychodynamic therapeutic approach.

Closing date: Friday 18th May (9.00am)


Interviews will be held at The Holmewood School Woodside Park site W/C 21st May (TBC)


Application details are available from Simon Hardwick, Office Manager, on 020 8920 0660, shardwick@thsl.org.uk or at the above address.

For an informal chat, visit or to find out more please phone the school on 020 8920 0660.

For more information about the school, please visit our website www.thsl.org.uk

THSL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

Applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS check.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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More about The Holmewood School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 19 years
Address: 88 Woodside Park Road, London, N12 8SH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8920 0660
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