Speech and Language Therapist

Greater London, South East England
Contract type:
Full time
NHS band:
Band 5
Specialist areas:
Education, Paediatric, Mainstream and special schools
Start Date:
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About BeyondAutism

BeyondAutism is a charity dedicated to empowering people with autism to lead fuller lives through positive educational experiences, training for the people who work with them and support for their families and carers. We run Independent Special Schools for children aged 4-19, a Post-19 service, Outreach and Training and an Early Years service. To read more about BeyondAutism Schools, please visit www.beyondautismschools.org.uk

Job Purpose:

• To provide speech and language therapy to children and young adults with complex communication needs in association with and in addition to Autism Spectrum Disorders.
• The role will be across Beyond Autism with therapy being provided in Early Years, School, College and Post 19 settings.
• To ensure the service is provided in close collaboration with education staff and other professionals to meet the needs of the learners.

The Clinical work will include:

• Assessing and providing advice on a range of communication disorders to other professionals and families both internal and external to the organisation.
• Developing and maintaining clinical skills and knowledge in a range of communication disorders to enable the supported management of a caseload of children and young people.
• Planning appropriate therapeutic intervention, making judgements about type and timing of treatment in collaboration with education staff and school.
• Delivering group and individual therapy as required across a range of learning environments.
• Providing regular written and verbal advice, reports and therapy programmes to education staff, parents and other health professionals.
• Providing families with advice and training to support the management of intervention and ensure generalisation of targets.
• Evaluating treatment outcomes using a range of therapeutic and educational frameworks.
• Supporting learners to transition across settings and providing discharge reports to other settings.

Professional Responsibility:

• Managing a caseload whilst recognising own professional boundaries and accessing supervision, advice and support when necessary.
• Maintaining up to date and accurate case notes in line with professional standards and school policies.
• Collecting clinical data and writing reports for Annual Reviews and for other reports as required.
• Engaging in research/clinical governance/audit projects within area of expertise.
• Supporting service improvements in collaboration with the Therapies team.
• Participating in regular service audits, e.g. of case notes and reports.
• Caring for and maintaining equipment ensuring standards of infection control and safety are maintained.
• Demonstrating clinical effectiveness by use of evidenced based practice and outcome measures.
• Recognising and demonstrating commitment to professional development and the acquisition of further skills and knowledge relating to clinical area.
• Identifying and attending relevant training and cascading this to relevant partners to ensure it links to current practice.
• Adhering to local and national standards and guidelines relating to Professional Practice and maintaining registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.
• Working with external and independent speech and language therapists as required.
• Providing relevant in-service training to school staff and parents, via presentations and talks on topics related to the role of the speech and language therapist, communication and therapy. To reflect on and evaluate training provided.
• Managing own time appropriately and independently prioritising tasks in order to carry out clinically related administrative duties relevant to the caseload and operation of the school.
• Managing any areas of conflict that may occur between partners under the guidance of line manager.
• Undertake other duties as reasonably directed by the Heads of Service.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Tel: 0203 031 9705
Contact: Kathryn Boulter

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