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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

South West England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
National Star College
Job Ref:

Salary FTE £29,O33 - £32,379.69
Hours 28-35 hours per week / 39 weeks (approx 0.63 - 0.79 FTE)
Contract type Permanent
Contract Term-time only
Location Hereford
Region Herefordshire
Closing Date 01/08/2021
Interview Date 08/08/2021

National Star are looking to recruit a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join a highly skilled and experienced team as part of our outstanding provision.

The role is term time only and based at National Star: Hereford. It is envisaged that you will work 28-35 hours per week / 39 weeks (approx 0.63 - 0.79 of the full time salary of £29,O33 - £32,379.69)

National Star is a national charity that works predominantly with 16-25 year olds with a wide range of complex disabilities, rated Outstanding by OFSTED in 2017 & Outstanding by CQC (Care Quality Commission) in 2018. At our core is the delivery of a number of specialist educational programmes ranging from broad life-skills to employment skills. These programmes are a mix of residential & day provision that are delivered currently across our locations in Ullenwood (nr Cheltenham), central Cheltenham, Gloucester, Hereford, Malvern and in Mamhilad, South Wales.

Within this exciting role, you will work in our fantastic environment that supports the delivery of high quality therapy. This role will include close multidisciplinary working with our Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Education staff and facilitator team. You will have an interest in working with people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disability; Autistic Spectrum Disorder; physical disability and/or Acquired Brain Injury; and experience of providing direct and indirect therapeutic support in a range of settings. A knowledge of Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Makaton and/or Intensive Interaction is highly desirable.

You will be responsible and accountable for the management of learners within a personal caseload; including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of therapy programmes for learners with complex communication needs, to support their development and learning across all elements of their curriculum. You will also provide supervision and support to SLTs and professional advice, training and information to other college staff. You must be able to interpret a broad range of formal and informal assessment methods; demonstrate your professional knowledge, underpinned by current evidence-based practice; maintain concise clinical notes; and refer students to other agencies as appropriate. You must hold a recognised Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists degree level qualification; and membership of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

To find out more about this role and our organisation and to make your application, please click the link to apply. Should you need more information, contact our Recruitment Department 01242 527631 ext 3203

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
National Star College
Tel: 01242 527631
Contact: Amber Stanley

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