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Speech and Language Therapist

South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Specialist areas:
Education, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
New Forest Care
Job Ref:

Job Purpose:

To deliver a comprehensive, innovative and dynamic speech and language therapy service that meets the needs of all students at New Forest Care - Education.

Promote expertise of staff within the Education Department through training, staff guidance and modelling and supervision for class-led therapy programmes.

Core responsibilities of the post
• Assess and provide therapeutic input to students with speech and language difficulties, including initial assessments, annual reviews, transition support, individual and group therapy programmes.
• Independently manage and prioritise a defined caseload to meet the Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP) SALT requirements of students.
• Liaise with all involved professionals and relatives as appropriate to the management of the individual.
• Collaborative working with other members of the staff team to support complex needs in a multi-disciplinary approach.
• Provide clinical practice in line with clinical guidelines and with due regard for evidence based practice.
• Keep accurate and informative case notes in line with professional standards.
• To develop and maintain the skills and knowledge required of a specialist Speech and Language Therapist with children in the school setting including appropriate screening techniques, assessments, interventions and multidisciplinary education.
• To identify, develop and deliver in-service training for education staff, other professionals, students and parents / carers and modify training packages according to the needs of training participants.
• To input into resource development work in support of school based practice in collaboration with colleagues supporting inclusion.
• To contribute to meetings by discussing students’ needs.
• To assist in developing and implementing strategies for specialist areas based on evidence based practice.
• To attend Service Meetings, Team Meetings, and training days, and contribute to the development and delivery of Speech and Language Therapy.
• To share information with others, adhering to the GDPR and Data protection policy.
• To demonstrate the ability to reflect on practice with peers and mentors and identify own strengths and development needs.
• To adapt practice to meet individual student circumstances and highlight the need to vary or differentiate practice to the SENCo or support staff so that there is effective sharing of learning from practice.
• To have due regard for your own personal safety and that of children/carers.
• Engage in CPD activities and engage in clinical self-reflection
• Engage in IPR and clinical supervision

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

• Recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree or masters
• Registered member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
• Registered member of the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
• Experience of working with children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties
• Experience in working in the field of autism
• At least 5 years’ clinical experience


• Knowledge of a range of relevant therapeutic interventions and assessment tools relevant to the students at New Forest care – Education
• Knowledge of social communication skills interventions or approaches e.g. Social Thinking
• Ability to translate policies and research into practice
• Flexible approach to service design and delivery
• Ability to set SMART targets and measure therapy outcomes
• Able and committed to reflect on practice with colleagues and the Health and Therapy Team.
• Ability to problem solve proactively
• Strong time-management and prioritisation skills.
• Car driver essential

Other job requirements:

• Always have empathy and sensitivity to children and their families.
• Actively support and promote a culture of equal opportunities, transparency and accountability
• Adhere to all regulatory and company regulations and guidelines
• Always act in a way that ensures the respect, dignity and right to privacy of the students, parent and colleagues.
• Carry out any other duties as are within the scope and spirit of this job as part of initiative or as requested
• Uphold, safeguard and promote the Company’s vision, values and mission
• Comply with HCPC’s Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics, and relevant guidance from RCSLT around SALT roles and responsibilities and associated Code of Practice.
• Strictly maintain confidentiality. The nature of the work within the company entrusts people with confidential information about people with various difficulties and complex backgrounds, their families/carers and staff.

This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the Head Teacher and member of staff, to be reviewed annually.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the Head Teacher, Directors or Operational Managers to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description.

This job description may be amended at any time following discussion between the head teacher and member of staff, to be reviewed annually.

This Job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the company.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
New Forest Care
Tel: 07703458798
Contact: Leisa Quigley

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