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Speech & Language Therapist

Locations:
North West England
Contract type:
Permanent
Hours:
Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Band 6, Band 7, Band 8, Unbanded
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Posted:
12/07/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
QEGS Blackburn
Job Ref:

Speech & Language Therapist

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Speech & Language Therapist to join our Senior School team in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be required to implement the development of a whole school approach to supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, including those with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

The role will work closely with a group of identified “champions” within the school, as well as the wider staff group. The role will work across different levels of need in the school including:

• Universal/ Whole school level
• Targeted interventions
• Specialist intervention
• External relationships

This is a Term-Time Only (TTO) post (3 days per week). Attendance on other days may be required on discussion with the Head.

Hours: 08:30 to 16:30, 3 days per week = 22.5 hours per week
Pay: Salary is £17,941 (FTE £36,500)

Job Summary
To implement the development of a whole school approach to supporting children and young people with speech, language and communication needs, including those with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

The role will work closely with a group of identified “champions” within the school, as well as the wider staff group. The role will work across different levels of need in the school:

1) Universal/ Whole school level - supporting staff to be able to identify children with SLCN, including those with Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). The SaLT will also work with the I CAN lead adviser and I CAN Director of Education to continue to develop the school curriculum in response to the new OFSTED inspection framework

2) Targeted interventions - training school staff to support groups of children with poor language by using the I CAN range of evidenced programmes

3) Specialist intervention - effectively manage a caseload of pupils with identified SLCN, including those with DLD, ensuring there is a clear school process for identification and intervention

4) External relationships - liaise with NHS Speech and Language Therapy service to ensure a close working relationship ensures that pupils needs are met

Essential Qualifications:

• Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

• Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree or equivalent

• Registered member of Health and Care Professions Council

Essential Experience:

• Minimum 2 years’ experience in working with a paediatric caseload, ideally with experience of working with children with DLD

• Experienced in working in a school setting, collaborating with educational colleagues

• Experienced in training colleagues, other professionals and parents

• Experienced in administering and analysing a range of formal and informal assessments

• Experienced in managing a case load

• Experienced in writing reports for parents and professionals

A Support Staff application form is available below and must be sent along with a covering letter to arrive by noon on 28th August 2019 to mdjohn@qegsblackburn.com.

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of our children and young people and the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.

Please visit http://qegsblackburn.com/vacancies to view a job specification for this role, and to download

Closing Date:
13/08/2019
Contact Details:
QEGS Blackburn
Tel: 01254 686300
Contact: Gloria Frost
E-mail:

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