Speech and Language Therapist (Maternity Cover)

Locations:
Greater London, South East England
Contract type:
Interim, contract & temporary
Hours:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Mainstream and special schools
Posted:
11/10/2018
Start Date:
01/01/2019
Recruiter:
Blossom House School
Job Ref:
SLT (Mat)

Blossom House is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” specialist school for children aged 3 – 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Speech & Language Therapist
(Maternity Cover, 6-12 months)

We are looking for two qualified Speech and Language Therapists to join our SLT Team, supporting children who have speech, language and communication difficulties.

We are looking for confident, enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapists with a passion for learning and excellent inter-personal skills that enjoy working as part of a team in our independent school.

We offer:
• A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
• Small class sizes and the opportunity to work 1-1 with children where possible.
• An opportunity to support children who have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, within the average range of cognitive abilities.
• Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists, Music Therapists, and Play Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
• Continued professional development.
• Great staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.

The ideal candidate(s) will have:
• Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
• Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
• The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
• Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
• Experience of working with children and the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour are desirable for the role.
• The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
• The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.

The role is permanent, fixed-term role with 9 weeks holiday plus bank holidays.
Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:00

Annual salary: Competitive Market Rate, Band 5 to Band 6.
Closing Date: Sunday, 11th November 2018
Start Date: To start January 2019 or February 2019, depending on contract.

Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirements of the person specification, along with the application activity detailed below.

The respective roles could be in the Early Years, Primary Team or Secondary Team depending on internal secondments, and the previous experience of candidates for these posts. Please indicate on your application what Key Stages you would be happy to work within.

If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form from the school website: www.blossomhouseschool.co.uk/vacancies and email completed forms to recruitment@blossomhouseschool.co.uk

For further information, please contact:
Jude Bellair, email: judeb@blossomhouseschool.co.uk

This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.

Closing Date:
11/11/2018
Contact Details:
Blossom House School
Tel: 020 8946 7348
Fax: 020 8944 5848
Contact: Blossom House School
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