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Speech and Language Therapist

Locations:
Greater London
Contract type:
Permanent
Hours:
Part time / Job share
NHS band:
Band 6, Unbanded
Specialist areas:
Community
Posted:
08/09/2020
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
Adolphus Group Limited
Job Ref:

We are looking to recruit an experienced, well qualified and dynamic Speech & Language Therapist to provide and develop the onsite SALT service for students.

This role is an exciting opportunity to join our client’s team and will be carried out in close collaboration with all teaching & support staff, to develop the students’ overall communication & language skills with a focus on functional skills in everyday life.

You will be a caring and committed individual who enjoys team work and supporting young people with SEMH needs, communication difficulties, learning difficulties, autistic spectrum disorder and challenging behaviour. The post would suit an energetic and creative professional who is looking to make a difference to the lives of young people as well as furthering their own professional development.

This role includes the following responsibilities:

· To plan, resource & prepare effective and engaging therapy programmes for pupils (supported by the teacher and leaders)

· To plan, lead and deliver whole-staff therapeutic training

· To assist in determining the communicative function of a behaviour and to develop/target goals that will reduce challenging behaviour by providing pupils with a more effective means of communicating

· To establish functional goals that promote meaningful participation and increased independence

· Provide formal & informal assessment as well as weekly intervention for adolescents aged 11-18 with speech & language needs including Developmental Language Disorder, Autism Spectrum Condition & more general learning difficulties.

· Identify appropriate & effective strategies to facilitate &enhance communicative effectiveness & reduce challenging behaviour.

· Collaborate with & train support staff in delivering specialist speech & language therapy programmes across the curriculum so that therapy is embedded into the students’ daily routines & education.

· Running social skills groups to facilitate forming friendships, conversational skills & problem solving with peers. Work with pupils on a 1:1 basis where appropriate.

· Work in partnership with teachers, parents and other relevant professionals regarding the needs of individuals with emphasis on progression and attainment in communication skills.

· Support and liaise with school staff in the implementation of communication strategies.

· 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 EHC plans.

· Evaluating students’ progress against their IEP targets &providing termly reports with recommendations.

· Attend Annual Reviews as appropriate and produce written reports for annual educational reviews.

· To keep up to date with the latest technology &initiatives relating to SALT &where appropriate, to implement this around the school.

Essential Criteria

The person specification shows the abilities and skills you will need to carry out the duties in the job description. Short listing is carried out on the basis of how well you meet the requirements of the person specification. You should mention any experience you have had which shows how you could meet these requirements when you fill in your application form. If you are selected for interview you may be asked also to undertake practical tests to cover the skills and abilities shown below.

Qualifications/experience

· Degree in Speech and Language Therapy or equivalent.

· UK HCPC Registration.

· Eligibility for membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

· Successful post registration practice and experience with young people who have moderate/severe/profound and multiple learning disabilities. Experience should be at a band 6 level.

Closing Date:
14/10/2020
Contact Details:
Adolphus Group Limited
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Contact: Hiring Manager
E-mail:

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