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Speech and Language Therapist New

TLTP Education

£24000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

Lee Green

Temporary | Full Time



TLTP are looking for an enthusiastic and committed full-time Speech and Language Therapist to join a successful therapy team at an Independent inclusive school
based in South-East London.
You will be working with children in Nursery/Pre-School (if required) ages 2- 5 years of age but the majority of the work will be with the Senior School and College supporting pupils aged 11-24 years of age with additional needs including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, MLD, DCD, Downs Syndrome, cerebral palsy and physical impairment.
The role includes carrying out SALT assessments/reviews, and providing programmes, advice and intervention to an array of students who require therapy as part of the requirements of their EHCP's, and to those pupils who have been placed at school specifically because of their language d ifficulties and are funded privately. The intervention is mostly delivered within the school Therapy Centre in a separate fully resourced SALT room, but observing and monitoring will also take place in a
classroom environment.
About The School
This school has a strong inclusive ethos and has received NAS Accreditation for the outstanding support we provide our students who have Autism.
The therapy team consists of Speech and Language Therapists, Literacy and Dyslexia specialists, a Counsellor and a School Nurse who work closely together as an
all-round Multidisciplinary therapeutic team to meet the needs of our students. The class sizes are small, with approximately 6-12 pupils per class, which contributes to an effective learning provision. We feel it is important that our therapists are fully integrated into the school setting and are the heart of the school.
There are many opportunities for CPD through internal and external training.
Context and Job Purpose:
The Speech and Language Therapist under the direction of the Director of SEN is responsible for providing frequent training, weekly updates on students and participate in weekly multi-disciplinary team meetings with members from the SEND, Middle Leadership Team and Senior Leadership team.
They will promote efficient and effective strategy and leadership as well as being well verse in the School's Inclusion Policy to ensure that pupils with special educational needs are able to be fully included in all aspects of the school regardless of SEN or disability.
The Speech and Language Therapist will also provide professional guidance to colleagues throughout the school in order to secure the highest quality of therapy input and implement the effective use of resources and interventions to bring about improved standards of achievement of all SEN pupils.
Accountable to:
Director of SEN
Key Responsibilities and Duties:
Management and Organisation
-Assessment and observation of children with EHCP's, privately funded pupils or children referred to the service from within the school.
-Planning and writing appropriate child-centred therapy programmes
-Delivering group and individual therapy as required, and integrating therapy into the class rooms and curriculum
-Lead social communication groups under the direction of the SENCO and Director of Studies as part of the curriculum on offer
-Evaluate therapeutic intervention including sending reports on progress to parents, and maintaining a close relationship with external agencies, including local
authority personnel
-Providing advice and therapy programmes to teaching staff and LSA's, parents and other health professionals
-Assessing and evaluating therapy outcomes, and contributing to Annual Review meetings by report writing. Attendance is required
-To ensure standards of Health and Safety requirements are maintained.
-To engage and take part in weekly duties
-Deliver highly quality training and CPD to staff on their specific therapeutic area
-Implement and run break time and lunchtime groups to support with building motor needs, supporting sensory needs and engaging in practical tasks
Essential criteria:
- Band 5 with 2+ years' experience or Band 6
- Recognised SALT degree/qualification
- RCSLT Registered or equivalent. HCPC Licence to Practice
- Evidence of historical CPD
- Previous experience of working with children is absolutely essential
- Received Safeguarding training and understands personal responsibilities with regards to KCSIE
- Knowledge of Health and Education Policies relevant to this setting and their application to practice
- Specialist knowledge of SALT assessments and interventions
- Experience in writing Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) reports/targets.
- Experience in supporting functional life skills, anxiety & emotional regulation difficulties, and perceptual skills.
- Able to deliver and present staff training during INSET

Apply now or call Ronni on 0208 709 6540.