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Speech and Language Therapist

Locations:
Any
Contract type:
Permanent
Hours:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 6
Specialist areas:
Education, Mainstream and special schools
Posted:
08/05/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Kisimul Group
Job Ref:

SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST-Band 6

Due to continued organisational growth and development opportunities for our current staff, we are recruiting for a Speech and Language Therapist (SaLT) Band 6 to join our Education Teams at the beautiful Woodstock House located near Surbiton.

About the job:
An opportunity has arisen for highly motivated and passionate SaLT to join our Education Team. You will be a caring and committed individual who enjoys team work and supporting young people with severe learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder and challenging behaviour.

This position is to provide speech and language therapy to meet the needs of Pupils and Residents within Kisimul. Our SaLTs oversee the delivery of therapeutic interventions throughout the school, residential settings and adult services. The role will include administering a range of assessments, report writing, delivering individual and group therapy, multidisciplinary working and giving clinical advice.

Kisimul are unique, challenging and rewarding places to work. The school has a deserved reputation for ensuring positive outcomes for complex learners through detailed multi-disciplinary assessment to support young people to engage with learning.

What would I be doing?
•Evaluate individual abilities by undertaking formal and informal assessments.
•Interpret results of Speech and Language Therapy assessments and observations and produce written reports for annual educational reviews.
•Work in partnership with teachers, parents and other relevant professionals regarding the needs of individuals with emphasis on progression and attainment in communication skills
•Provide advice, support with strategies and writing SaLT programs / sessions.
•Support and liaise with school staff and Residential Support Workers in the implementation of communication strategies.
•Work with pupils on a 1:1 basis where appropriate and facilitate group therapy activities
•Devise and implement tools to measure outcomes and demonstrate effective therapy and pupil progress.
•Regularly monitor the program of therapy and review targets in line with the individual Statements of Special Educational Needs or EHC plans.
•Oversee and support therapeutic input within the Adult Services.
•Support PECS / Makaton coordinators to help promote individuals progress in communication.
•Remain up to date with current research, practices and guidelines.
•Attend Annual Reviews of Statement, LAC reviews and Multi-Disciplinary meetings, Joint Therapy Strategy meetings and SaLT meetings as appropriate.
•Contribute to the pupils' Individual Pupil Care Plan with regards to communication.

What experience or qualifications do I need?
•A qualified Band 6 SaLT who is registered with the HCPC.
•Experience of working with SEN children and/or adults with is desirable but not essential as you would be working alongside our experienced SaLT team.
•Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
•Strong administration skills.

What would I get in return?
•A remuneration package to reflect qualifications and experience. The role would suit a band 6 SaLT.
•In addition we offer excellent training opportunities and supervision and other company benefits such as; pension & life assurance.

Closing Date:
09/06/2019
Contact Details:
Kisimul Group
Tel: 01522 866490
Contact: Ellie Wood
E-mail:

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