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Speech & Language Therapist Specialist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
Ripplevale School
Job Ref:

Closing Date: Friday 14th June 2019 at midday
Interviews: TBC
Pay Scale: negotiable dependant on experience
Start Date: Immediate

Are you ready to make a difference and inspire both staff and pupils at
Ripplevale School

We are looking for an innovative and passionate SaLT specialist with at least 12 months experience who is looking for an exciting post in a well-established Independent school. You will be responsible for leading and overseeing the SaLT provision throughout the school from primary aged children through to 6th Form. You will be a self-starter working as part of a multidisciplinary team, responsible for the delivery of the SaLT and communication initiatives. You will monitor and report on the SaLT provision for individuals and groups of pupils and ensure that you take the lead in identifying any support or training requirements to support the highest standard of SaLT delivery. You will demonstrate initiative and drive to facilitate the best outcomes for all our pupils, families and carers.

ESSENTIAL - Confident and skilled professional who is committed to develop expertise and specialism within SALT.
Delivery of therapy to children, young people or adults with autism spectrum disorders and associated complex needs.
DESIRABLE - Experience within an educational setting.
Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team & attending meetings.
To demonstrate that you have worked in collaboration with parents and/ or carers.
Training & supporting colleagues to deliver interventions & therapy programmes.
Coordinating EHCP targets.
Creating resources to support learning and communication.

Qualifications or Training:
ESSENTIAL - A relevant qualification in Speech and Language Therapy
Registered with HCPC and RCSLT.
DESIRABLE - Recent, relevant in-service training - particularly in relation to child protection and safeguarding.
Evidence of on-going CPD.
Evidence of using augmentative and alternative communication systems.

Practical Skills:
ESSENTIAL - You will be responsible for a designated caseload of students aged 6- 18 years.
Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
Ability to prioritise workload and manage multiple tasks.
Ability to independently manage a complex caseload whilst recognising own professional boundaries and access clinical supervision.
Flexible approach to meet the needs of individuals
Ability to cope with a pressurised working environment. Skills to advise or feedback to help team workload prioritisation
Attend meetings as part of a multi-disciplinary team including; parents evenings; EHCP.
DESIRABLE - Hold a full UK Driving Licence & be willing to drive a school vehicle.

Personal Qualities & Attributes:
ESSENTIAL - Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & young people.
Confident, adaptable, self-motivated and keen to contribute to develop and deliver vibrant effective and innovative communication strategies and Speech Therapy.
Flexible working practice and a good team player.
Excellent communication skills.
Able to prioritise your work load efficiently & effectively.
Calm and positive attitude.
Excellent time keeper.
High level of written and oral communication skills.
A commitment to work together with all stakeholders including Directors, SMT & the wider community.
Enhanced DBS & references.

To request an applic

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Ripplevale School
Tel: 01304 373866
Contact: Maria Major

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