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Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

North West England
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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
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Blackburn with Darwen SEND Support Service

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist

Permanent. Term time only.
Grade J Actual salary for this post = £36,684.00

Are you a creative, enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist committed to working in Education? Would you relish the chance to work with a high level of independence, as part of a small, positive team of specialist education staff?

Blackburn with Darwen’s SEND Support Service staff work hard with schools and settings to support children with a wide range of SEND. We are looking for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join the DLD Team, which comprises a Lead Teacher, three Advisory Teachers and five Special Support Assistants.

Along with the Lead Teacher, you will be responsible for implementing and evaluating evidence-based practice. A significant part of the post is collaboration with your DLD team members; working with and through them to ensure that children receive the most appropriate input. The post requires great flexibility as you will be working across the age range from foundation stage through to post 16.

The DLD team respond to requests from schools to assess and support individual children with SLCN, and also provide a range of in-service training for school/setting staff.

We are looking for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist who is:

• passionate about improving the lives of children with SLCN
• enjoys collaborative working with schools and settings
• has excellent interpersonal and organisation skills

You will be line managed by the Lead Teacher of the DLD Team, and receive clinical supervision from a SLT.

Our team members enjoy excellent relations with the schools and settings we work in and are looking forward to a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist joining us.

If you would like to find out more about this role please contact Robert Robinson, SEND SS Manager on 01254 666 520 or

In addition to your CV, please include supporting information which evidences how you meet the criteria detailed on the key requirements document

Closing date - 8.00pm, Tuesday August 3rd 2021
Interview date – Thursday, August 5th 2021

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