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Speech And Language Therapist - Full-time

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

Cedar Avenue, Gravesend, Kent DA12 5JT

Pay:Equal to NHS Agenda for change Band 5/6 dependent on experience
Start Date:As soon as possible
App Close Date:10/02/2021
Interviews: 11th or 12th February 2021

Ifield School is seeking to appoint a full-time speech and language therapist to join our friendly and professional therapy team working with pupils aged 4-19 who have speech, language and communication difficulties associated with profound, severe and complex needs, including ASD. This includes pupils at our LINK19 provision based at North Kent College.

The Speech and Language Therapy team is an integral part of our school and provides the following services:

Implementation of speech and language therapy with pupils from early years to learners at our LINK19 provision.
Resources to support our total communication approach
Outreach support
Training to staff and families

Ifield School is an outstanding school with a commitment to developing communication through a Total Communication approach for pupils and an in-depth training programme for all staff. There may be opportunities for developing our outreach work with mainstream schools in and around Gravesend, including our partner school in the Cedar Federation.

Newly qualified applicants are welcome. Salary is equivalent to NHS Agenda for change Band 5/6 depending on experience.

The successful applicant must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and be a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointment to this position will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

If you would like to speak to a member of our Therapy team for more information or to obtain a job description for main duties and responsibilities prior to applying for this role, please call the main school number on 01474 365485.

Information about the school

Ifield is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. Ifield School has a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the third consecutive time.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance for the remainder of its tenure.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KSENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with King's Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation. Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

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