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Speech & Language Therapist – Maternity Cover (1 year contract)

Greater London
Contract type:
Interim, contract & temporary
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Education, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Jan 2018
Drumbeat School and ASD Service
Job Ref:

Salary dependent on position and experience
(Equivalent to NHS AfC Band 6 + inner London allowance)
Band 6 - full time pay with hours compressed in to term time working
Position to commence January 2017

Drumbeat School is local authority school in the London Borough of Lewisham for children and young people aged 5 to 19 years with autism spectrum disorder and severe learning difficulties. Primary and Key stage 3 pupils attend school at the Downham site and Key stage 4 and Sixth form are based in Brockley.

We are currently seeking an experienced Band 6 Speech & Language Therapist with a specialism in autism, wishing to work in a school setting, to join our multidisciplinary team of professionals. The team includes a speech and language therapist, an occupational therapist, a behaviour support specialist and a clinical psychologist. Regular supervision will be provided and opportunities for CPD.

Main responsibilities will involve:
Assessment and intervention planning
Setting communication targets in conjunction with teachers and families
Group and individual therapy as required
Providing support and advice to education staff within the classroom setting
Relevant training for staff and parent groups

We are looking for a Speech & Language Therapist who:
Is highly motivated, passionate, dynamic and flexible
Has experience of working with young people with autism and learning difficulties
Relevant training in essential tried and tested approaches e.g. PECs, SCERTS, Attention Autism
Has highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
Is RCSLT and HCPC registered

The successful candidate will need to hold a Bachelors or Masters Degree in Speech and Language Therapy.

Drumbeat school is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people and expects all of its employees to share this commitment. This post is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure & Barring Service. If you have ever worked or lived abroad since you were 18 you will be asked to obtain a police check from that country.

If you are interested in joining our school and wish to have an informal discussion please contact Katie Denton, Deputy Headteacher on 0208 698 9738 To apply please visit the school’s TES website There is also a copy of the JD/person spec there.

CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Drumbeat School and ASD Service
Tel: 020 8698 9738
Contact: Katie Denton

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