Speech & Language Therapist

Garlinge and Parkside Primary Schools and Nurseries Federation currently has a vacancy for an enthusiastic and experienced Speech and Language Therapist to lead speech and language across our federation.

This is an exciting new role and a fantastic opportunity for a practitioner with speech and language expertise to use their skills, vision and drive to support our children with speech and language communication needs to thrive and reach their potential. In our federation we pride ourselves on our inclusivity and the speech and language provision will be a valued and integrated part of school life and will also support colleagues through the federation with training and resources.

The post is for 37 hours per week (8.00am - 4.30pm Monday to Thursday, 8.00am - 4.00pm Friday) and term time only plus INSET days (39 weeks per year). The role will involve working across both schools, with 4 days a week at Garlinge and 1 day at Parkside. The pay scale is Kent Range 9 - 10 depending upon experience from £29,446 - £39,613 per annum for a full-time position which equates to approximately £25,326 - £34,071 per annum pro rata for this role. In addition, there is a payment in respect of the pro rata entitlement to Annual Leave appropriate to the grade, Bank Holidays and KCC concessionary day.

Verification of qualifications will be required so please do not declare any qualifications unless you can produce the original certificate.

A formal 30 minute interview will take place with a panel comprising the Interim Executive Headteacher, SENDCo and a speech and language consultant. Candidates will be required to provide a 5-10 minute presentation on their vision for speech and language in a primary school and also plan and deliver a 15 minute activity to an individual child based on their speech and language targets which will be shared upon invitation to interview.

CVs will not be accepted so please complete the application form in full and explain how your skills and experience make you a suitable candidate for the role.

If you would like to visit our schools please email ashbyc@garlinge.kent.sch.uk. Our school websites also feature a comprehensive video tour of each school which gives a fantastic representation of a typical day in the federation plus a wealth of information relating to policies, values and standards.

Our federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The interviewee will be asked questions relating to the safeguarding of children.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. All new employees to the federation, including those with previous local government service, will be subject to a 6-month probationary period.

If applicants have not been contacted by Monday 20 September they have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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Garlinge and Parkside Primary Schools and Nurseries Federation
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Contact: Ashby, Caroline

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