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Speech & Language Therapist

North West England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
West Kirby Residential School
Job Ref:

Speech & Language Therapist

Equivalent to Band 5/6 £23,023 - £30,070 per annum pro rata, depending on experience

Full-time • 37 hours (52 wks) | Term-time • 37 hours (39 wks)

Required ASAP

WKS is a non-maintained charity special school for pupils with complex education needs, many with communication problems. There are currently over 70 co-educational day and residential pupils on roll aged 6-19. The school has achieved outstanding reports from OFSTED 2013 and holds Silver Investors in People Status. We are an Autism accredited school with an enhanced practice commendation and the report stated that ‘communication is an area of strength’. Flexibility, humour and a willingness to go the extra mile are essential for all our staff to ensure a high standard of support for all our pupils.

We are seeking an experienced therapist to join the Speech and Language Therapy department as part of a multi-disciplinary team in this progressive school.

You will manage a varied caseload of pupils with complex needs and comorbid diagnoses. A keen interest in developing a holistic approach to therapy with young people who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties is essential. The majority of pupils have a diagnosis of ASD and communicate verbally. Speech and Language Therapy is fully integrated within a curriculum that is devised around the clinical needs of the individual pupils. Therefore, the role will involve working in the classroom alongside teaching staff, as well as working with individuals or small groups. Duties will also include providing training, advice and strategies to staff and families.

We seek someone who can generate enthusiasm and develop the potential of pupils who may have experienced frustration and/or trauma during the early years of their education. You will be willing to contribute to other curriculum areas and extra-curriculum activities outside the department. You must be HCPC registered.

In return, we offer excellent support from colleagues and staff; clinical supervision; commitment to CPD; access to internal and external training.

For further information and to apply, please visit or contact Mrs R Kennedy, Business Manager, at the school on 0151 632 3201. For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs N Tolley, Head of Clinical Services.

Closing date: Tuesday 23rd April 2019.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to rigorous recruitment checks.

Registered Charity No. 207790. Limited Company Registered No. 200018

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
West Kirby Residential School
Tel: 0151 632 3201
Contact: Mrs M P Josey

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