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Speech and Language Therapist

South West England
Contract type:
Interim, contract & temporary
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5, Band 6
Specialist areas:
Community, Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
01 September 2019
Westhaven School
Job Ref:

To provide SALT services in Westhaven School. This will involve providing high quality, efficient and effective Speech and Language Therapy services, within available resources and in accordance with appropriate regional and national guidelines. To support speech and language development across the whole school and provide advice and relevant training to staff.

A successful candidate will:

1. Manage own caseload of children with severe or complex needs:
- carrying out clinical observations, informal and formal assessments of children and analysing the results reflecting on own knowledge and experience and seeking more specialist advice as required
- being responsible for devising child-centred therapeutic intervention plans in association with the child’s parents / carers and education staff
- monitoring intervention outcomes and adapting the plan accordingly
- providing reports reflecting own knowledge and experience with reference to established and evidence-based practice within the profession
- report to EHCP / Statement reviews where necessary
- to attend multi-agency meetings where appropriate

2. Be a key member of Westhaven School, providing advice regarding speech, language and communication needs for teachers / parents / carers, in respect of both individual children and/or general guidance regarding the management of these difficulties.

3. Establish a trusting and respectful relationship with clients and their parents/carers and ensuring that appropriate boundaries are maintained.

4. Actively engage with clinical supervision, demonstrating the ability to reflect on own practice with peers and mentors and identify own strengths and development needs.

5. Actively engage in extending knowledge and clinical experience in areas of personal interest and professional relevance.

6. Take responsibility to run training sessions when required for staff and parents, at a local level.

7. Maintain and develop core professional competencies, underpinned by current evidence-based practice, national standards and RCSLT clinical guidelines. Maintain up to date knowledge of new techniques and developments within the field of complex barriers to learning and speech and language development.

8. Maintain membership of RCSLT and HCPC.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Westhaven School
Tel: 01934 632 171
Contact: Trudy Hudson

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