Speech and Language Therapist

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

Hours: 36 hours per week term time (39 weeks per year) + 2 weeks
Salary: Equivalents to Band 5 or 6 depending upon experience, pro rata’d
Closing date: Monday 23rd November 2020 at 12 noon
Short-listing on: Tuesday 24th November 2020
Interview date: Monday 30th November 2020
Start Date: Monday 4th January 2021

A speech and language therapist is required to work within a multi-disciplinary team at St Nicholas School, Purley, CR8 4DS. We are an oversubscribed, Local Authority maintained primary special school for over 200 fantastic pupils with a variety of learning needs.
This post is suitable for an experienced or newly qualified Speech and Language Therapist looking to gain more experience working with primary aged children with a variety of learning difficulties including autism.

Main Duties will include:

• Working with children with learning disabilities which may include ASD, Down Syndrome and ADHD.
• Assessment of pupils both informally and formally, to reach an understanding of the students’ needs and set goals accordingly.
• Planning and delivering various different therapeutic approaches according to a student’s needs.
• The provision of therapy on a 1:1, small group and class based basis.
• Working in collaboration with other members of the therapy team including the NHS Speech therapist, Occupational therapist and music therapist
• Working closely alongside teachers and TA’s both within the classroom and out.
• Providing training to members of staff as a whole school approach alongside the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

To undertake this position successfully you will have:

• Membership of the Health Professional Council
• Membership of the Royal College of Speech and Language
• Knowledge of specialist education and excellent communication and organizational skills.

The successful candidate will receive an excellent supervision package and opportunities to attend SIGS and CPD training events. We strive in ensuring staff are fully equipped with the knowledge to practice their roles effectively. St Nicholas is very accessible and served by public transport.

You may discuss the post informally by calling Gaynor Pilbeam, Assistant Head (Communication Lead) on 0208 6660 4861.

For an application pack please visit our website via www.st-nicholas.croydon.sch.uk, Eteach or RCSLT jobs website.

Our school is committed to the principles of equality of opportunity and safeguarding pupils. The appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.

Safeguarding Statement

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from people with disabilities. The school will request references in advance once shortlisting has taken place. Any offer of appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS (safeguarding) check and satisfactory references. A pre-employment medical questionnaire and completion of documents concerning disqualification of association and other various induction procedures.

References will be requested after shortlisting. Applicants should be aware that their current or most recent employer will be approached should they be named as a referee. Please ensure that you provide an email address and telephone number for each referee.

GDPR statement

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data. The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DFE. For further information on who we share data with please see our website for our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notices: www.st-nicholas.croydon.sch.uk

Applicants should apply by using the documents on the website only. CVs will not be accepted. Please include a supporting document (no more than 2 A4 sheets) explaining why you feel you are able to do the job based on your skills and experience with your application form and return by the closing date to suem@st-nicholas.croydon.sch.uk

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
St Nicolas School
Tel: -
Contact: Hiring Manager

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