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Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist

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

Your Line Manager will be: Senior Speech and Language Therapist
You will be accountable to: Head Teacher

Your salary scale will be: £23,813
Your hours will be: 8.30-4.30
38 weeks contact time (students)
5 days INSET training
10 days on-site training, supervised planning and preparation of resources as directed (41 weeks total)

Heathermount is a non-maintained special school in Ascot, Berkshire, owned by the Disabilities Trust. We specialise in providing a broad and balanced education for children and young people aged 4-19 years with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, including Asperger’s syndrome. We are currently seeking a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team. The successful candidate will be required to work on a full-time basis. (40 hours per week)



1. To provide a high standard of safe, holistic and evidence-based Speech and Language Therapy within a school setting that is child and family centred in conjunction with the student, family, carers and multi- disciplinary team.
2. To work as part of the Speech and Language therapy team providing Speech and Language therapy assessment and treatment of students to carers/parents.
3. To assist the Speech and Language therapy team in the provision, monitoring and development of the Speech and Language therapy service.
4. To undertake specialist assessment, treatment, interventions, education and support for student in a school setting (including advice to parents and carers) under the supervision of the lead therapist.
5. To assist the lead therapist in the day to day supervision, including delegation of routine Speech and Language therapy activities to the educators where appropriate.
6. To record all Speech and Language therapy intervention in compliance with Heathermount School guidelines.
7. To continuously evaluate Speech and Language therapy intervention and maintain and develop a high standard of clinical and professional practice at all times.
8. To devise and evaluate Speech and Language therapy treatment plans and classroom-based programmes based on the assessment process in consultation with the student, educators, family and carers respecting choices and recognising diversity.
9. To participate in school activity, presentation evenings and attend meetings as directed by the Head Teacher.
10. To liaise with other therapists, Head Teacher and educators, all members of the multi professional team, students, parents as well as other external agencies.
11. To promote good working relationships with all disciplines within the school community, maintaining and developing professional communications links across all departments.
12. To attend staff meetings, support groups and other school meetings as directed by the lead therapist.
13. To ensure that all Speech and Language therapy equipment is stored safely and maintained in safe working order.
14. To assist the Speech and Language therapy services in the management of change and to ensure cost-effective use of available resources.
15. To record information as required (both written and on the Information Technology System).
16. To be aware of and adhere to all school Health and Safety, and Personnel Policies and Procedures.
17. To participate in the operational planning and implementation of policy and service development for projects placed under your supervision.
18. To participate in regular supervision sessions, and the annual Personal Development Review process, setting personal and service objective and to maintain a professional portfolio to demonstrate continued professional development and lifelong learning and competence practice.
19. To work with financial budgets to provide cost effective and efficient services.
20. Maintain up to date HPC and RCSLT registration.
21. Adhere to HPC and RCSLT Professional and Clinical Standards.
22. To maintain an awareness of current trends in treatment techniques and professional issues and to participate in active learning by appropriate study and by attending therapy and in-service training programmes as appropriate, to ensure practice is evidence based and contributes to the enhancement of child care.
23. To be involved as required by the lead therapist in the induction and orientation programmes of new Speech and Language therapy staff.
24. To assist the Speech and Language therapy department in the development and maintenance of a high profile of Speech and Language therapy within Heathermount School through effective communication, teaching and presentations.
25. To contribute when required to educational programmes and courses organised by Heathermount School.
26. To participate and work towards achievement of competencies as required of a band 6 or 7 therapist, as appropriate.
27. To keep abreast of relevant clinical research and issues pertinent to Children’s Services and aim to provide evidence-based care.
28. To assist with service development and improvement through audit and review.
29. Any other related and reasonable duties as requested, from time to time.
The above duties are not exhaustive, and the post holder may be required to undertake tasks, roles and responsibilities as may be reasonably assigned to them by the Headteacher.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Heathermount School
Tel: -
Contact: Amy Finnigan

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