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Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist: Band 5 or 6

Greater London, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
September 2021
The Moat School
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Start date: September 2021
Salary: Band 5 or 6 (dependent on experience)

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Speech and Language Therapist.
The Speech and Language Therapy Department has a vacancy for a full-time Speech and Language Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team for a full time permanent position. You will be joining a therapy team of 2 Speech and Language Therapists, 3 Occupational Therapists, 3 counsellors and a Multi-Therapy assistant that work across two sites.

The successful candidate will be working as an integral part of the school community and will provide outstanding Speech and Language Therapy services to our students. With opportunities for training, this role would suit someone with some experience in the paediatric setting (schools/community) and ideally someone with experience of working with dyslexia, DLD or ASD.

The Moat School is an Independent School for pupils aged 9-18 that is mainstream in structure and specialist in nature. We work across two sites, our Bishops Avenue site has just over 100 pupils between Yr 5 - 11 whilst our 6th Form has pupils in Year 12-13 and we expect to grow to about 40 pupils for 2021/2022 school year.

We meet the needs of a wide range of pupils including but not limited to:

● Pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD): dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, ADHD
● Pupils with speech, language and communication difficulties
● Pupils who require Occupational Therapy (OT) support in achieving age appropriate functional skills
● Pupils with higher functioning Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
● Vulnerable pupils who have sensory processing difficulties impacting on emotional regulation, attention and concentration managed with basic self-regulation strategies

Purpose of Post
To work as a member of the Speech and Language Therapy team within The Moat School, and possibly the Sixth form. The postholder will provide clinical services to a defined caseload of children who present with speech, language and communication difficulties. The post holder will work independently on a daily basis with support from a designated supervisor and the therapy team lead.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

○ Be responsible for maintaining own competency to practice through CPD and maintain a portfolio which reflects personal development in order to maintain up to date HCPC registration
○ Demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and outcome measures
○ Keep up to date with, and develop strategies for implementing best practice in clinical areas relating to the caseload
○ Contribute to the multidisciplinary team at the school
○ Access a second opinion from more senior therapists as identified via clinical supervision
○ Devise appropriate intervention plans for clients and provide suitable and timely intervention
○ Attend, when appropriate, Annual Review Meetings and Shared Goals/IEP meetings
○ Liaise and work alongside cover staff, support staff, assistants and volunteers
○ Maintain use of equipment and resources
○ Actively engage in own performance management

Education and Training
○ Participate in mandatory and recommended training programmes in accordance with school / departmental guidelines
○ Maintain and develop professional expertise and knowledge
○ Demonstrate understanding of the basic principles of Occupational Therapy
○ Provide specialist advice to other parties as appropriate
○ Explain the role of Speech and Language Therapy within school
○ Identify training needs within the staff group
○ Advise on and demonstrate Speech and Language Therapy targets and strategies throughout the school day

Health and Safety
○ Carry out school policy as documented and/or directed by the senior leadership team
○ Document appropriately and report any near misses, hazards and accidents and bring them to the attention of the relevant / designated individuals
○ Work in a safe manner with due care and attention to the safety of self and others
○ Comply with school and departmental procedures with regard to safeguarding
○ Promote a culture that values diversity and respect

○ Undertake general administrative and pupil related administrative tasks in line with school requirements and policies
○ Ensure the maintenance of accurate records in line with clinical governance
○ Ensure good working practice and adherence to standards of best practice
○ Engage in service audit and demonstrate achievement of the service objectives
○ Provide accurate statistical information as required
○ Produce reports reflecting specialist knowledge regarding student needs

This job description describes in general terms the normal duties with which the post holder will be expected to undertake. However, specific duties relating to individual pupils or groups are not listed. In addition, duties may be varied from time to time, at the discretion of the Headteacher and in consultation with you. All post holders will be expected to work with any children across the two Moat School sites.
Please complete the school’s application form with a full accompanying covering letter by email as soon as possible and no later than Monday 26th of July 2021 at 15:00 to Bridget de Villiers, Occupational Therapist at .

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