Speech and Language Therapist / Pathologist

Locations​: Basel, Switzerland

Contract Type​: Permanent – Hourly pay

Specialist areas:​ Paediatric, Education, Preschool, Mainstream Schools (International and local Swiss Public Schools), Special Needs


Foundations For Learning

Basel – Permanant – Hourly Pay

Foundations For Learning is a not –for- profit organization offering a wide range of support services to children, families, and teachers in English. This year the Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To further build the foundation and secure its success for the coming 10 years, we are looking for an experienced and innovative Speech and Language Therapist to join our team of highly professional speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and teaching assistants.

You will be responsible for your own caseload, working across different locations in Basel, such as local Swiss Public Schools, International Schools or in children’s homes. Many of our children have been exposed to multiple languages, and experience of assessing and treating children who speak English as an additional language will be beneficial.


  • Carrying out formal and informal assessments of children aged 2 to 19 years of age, for the purposes of differential diagnosis and review of progress
  • Delivering 1:1 and group therapy sessions face to face or teletherapy sessions at our offices, schools, nurseries or in family homes
  • Delivering parent and teacher workshops
  • Getting involved in promotional activities, such as attending Summer Fayres,Christmas Aperos and Boat Tours to promote the Foundation
  • Establishing close links and collaborative relationships with teaching staff andparents in order to promote inclusive practices

What we offer:

  • An existing client base with the potential to grow
  • Very competitive Swiss hourly rates for therapy and assessment
  • A highly supportive team of therapists, managers and other professionals (e.g. IT)
  • The possibility to get involved in decisions about service development and promotional activities, and the opportunity to have your ideas heard
  • Close links with local Swiss services (such as the Kinderspital in Basel Stadt)
  • Existing working relationships with some Swiss International Schools
  • Participation in existing peer supervision groups across Switzerland
  • Access to a bank of Assessment and Therapy materials
  • Personal I-Pad with Speech and Language therapy apps
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Accident insurance (if you work more than 8 hours)
  • Invoicing of families on behalf of the therapist

Essential Requirements:

  • Native English speaker or high level of proficiency with written and spoken English communication required
  • 2-3 years prior experience working as a Speech & Language Therapist with a paediatric caseload
  • Current professional registration to practice within your home country
  • Registration with a professional governing body for Heealthcare Professionals
    and/or Speech & Language Therapists (e.g. ASHA, RCSLT, SPA)
  • Existing Swiss Residency permit with permission to work in Switzerland (e.g. B or C permit), or EU passport holder with ability to obtain Swiss Residency
  • Experience assessing and providing intervention for children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and children who speak multiple languages

Preffered Requirements

  • Knowledge of and/or fluency in a language other than English
  • Experience working in a school setting (mainstream or specialist)
  • Knowledge of or experience with International School Curriculums

If you are interested please send your cv and contact information to: Sylvia.leck@foundationsforlearning.ch

We look forward to your application and you can always contact our founder for further information: ​sylvia.leck@foundationsforlearning.ch
Foundations For Learning is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Contact Person

Sylvia Leck

Sylvia Leck

Academic Director and CEO