Speech and Language Therapist - 12 month contract

  • Job Reference: 277070553-2
  • Date Posted: 4 May 2021
  • Recruiter: First Recruitment Services
  • Location: Burgess Hill, Sussex
  • Salary: £25,500
  • Sector: SEND
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Our specialist and unique educational setting client is seeking to recruit a speech and language therapist to cover a period of maternity leave. 12 month contract which could turn permanent.
Mon-Fri (phone number removed) weeks per year term time only. Twelve month contract which could turn permanent.
£25500 - this is the amount you'd earn.
Job purpose
To provide Speech and Language therapy for students through individual, group and/or teacher directed therapy sessions
Provide assessment for current and prospective students as needed
To contribute to training of professional staff and others as required
To provide written documents as needed at a professional standard
To provide high quality speech and language therapy provision to students, based on standards and guidelines laid out by HCPC and RCSLT.
Duties and responsibilities
To be responsible for the delivery of specialist speech and language therapy services including assessment, diagnosis and therapy specifically for out of borough students and others as directed.
To provide specialist intervention demonstrating clinical effectiveness by the use of evidence based practice and outcome measures while being able to adapt practices to meet individual students' need.
To provide specialist therapy services utilising a variety of service delivery models including individual, joint, multidisciplinary, group and teacher directed sessions.
To use specialist knowledge of standardised assessment and other assessment tools in combination with advanced reasoning skills to record baseline measures and/or differential diagnoses.
Management of a complex caseload of students with social and communication difficulties.
To develop and implement speech and language programmes for individual and groups using expertise to create innovative and effective ways of working where appropriate to maximise individual students' potential.
To provide speech and language targets for integration into the educational curriculum as part of each students' curriculum in consultation with parents, teachers and other staff.
To plan implement and evaluate joint sessions with members of the team, incorporating speech and language therapy targets.
To attend and participate in regular team meetings.
To regularly monitor and review the students' ongoing communication needs
To liaise closely with all staff to support implementation of appropriate communication strategies on a daily basis.
Top actively support other staff members when they identify the communication needs of students by brainstorming, supporting and implementing possible solutions.
To devise and write intervention programmes for implementation by LSA's
Report on progress towards targets on a termly basis
To deliver all aspects of speech and language therapy intervention according to relevant evident based practices.
To provide reports to contribute to the students' annual reviews.
To maintain records of invention according to professional standards
To maintain professional status and competence at a specialist level, taking responsibility for keeping own knowledge and skills up to date by engaging in continuing professional development and maintaining a portfolio of CPD.
To attend regular clinical supervision with a suitably experienced SALT.
To identify professional development evidenced within an annual appraisal with line manager.
To manage the emotional consequences of working with children with a diagnosis of autism and other complex needs and be aware of the needs, demands and pressures on their families.
To have knowledge of and work within the framework of relevant procedures including Safeguarding/Child Protection etc.
To demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to RCSLT professional and clinical guidelines.
To maintain registration with the Health Professions Council as a practising Speech and Language Therapist.
Maintain timetable and inform the Head of School of any changes.
To represent the school at multi agency meetings where appropriate.
Participate in professional appraisal process and engage with the line management systems.
To support with the training and ongoing professional development of staff.
Supervise clinical placements for speech and language therapy students and or volunteers.
To support with the induction of new staff.
Any other reasonable duties at the discretion of the Head of School
Quality Assurance:
To support with the training and ongoing professional development of staff.
To support with the induction of new staff.
To engage with line management and performance management systems.
A degree or diploma as recognised by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
Registration of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
HCPC registration
Minimum one year post qualification
Specific experience working with individuals with a diagnosis on the autism spectrum
Experience working within education and residential settings
This is an excellent opportunity to join a unique educational setting.
First Recruitment Services is acting as an employment agency on behalf of this vacancy