• Alisdair Low

Speech and Language Therapist - Norwich School £22,400 - £27,300

Location: Quidenham, Norwich

Salary: £22,465 - £27,309 (£25,500 - £31,000 FTE)

Hours: 40 hrs per week - Full Time - Term time only

Closing Date: Ongoing


This school is part of a group of SEMH schools and is an innovative provider of education and care for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

This School in Norwich is looking for an enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapist to work as part of a therapy team. The school provides flexible day placements for students aged 7 to 19 years with communication and associated difficulties or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia. Some may be on the autistic spectrum or have anxieties and difficulties that create barriers to learning.


Responsibilities:

  • Manage and prioritise caseload according to individual need, to ensure equitable service delivery.

  • Work with more senior Speech and Language Therapists, Clinical Lead and SLT to manage workload efficiently.

  • Produce timely and concise clinical recording, maintaining confidentiality and the safe storage of both written and digital data.

  • Gain thorough knowledge of relevant background information and conduct comprehensive baseline communication assessments of all pupils and share this with the multidisciplinary team.

  • Produce communication aims for Individual Education Plans, and according to EHCPs, in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.

  • Plan and implement individual communication programmes and provide accessible written guidelines which can be delegated and delivered by others.

  • Regularly monitor and review outcomes for communication aims/programmes and modify as required

  • Work with the SLT and wider team to develop and maintain Personal Communication Passports for all students.

  • Attend and contribute to annual reviews, provide clear and concise written reports.

  • Liaise and work with other relevant agencies or professions to gain and share information as required, (medical professionals, therapists, dieticians etc), to include attendance at appointment where necessary e.g. transitions.

  • Contribute to and attend multi-disciplinary meetings such as behaviour support planning

  • Work alongside therapy assistants and other Speech and Language Therapists to develop a range of communication supports.

  • Use specialist software to produce easy read and accessible resources for use in classrooms and for therapy.

  • Provide assessment or screening visits to prospective new students; this may include visits to other schools or settings

  • Work with others to plan and implement an accessible learning environment, including the use of technology across the school, this may include the implementation of appropriate low-tech and high-tech AAC/AT or other equipment.

  • Model good practice in terms of total communication techniques (e.g. signing, symbol use, language modification, intensive interaction).

  • Provide speech therapy interventions, as required for individuals, group and within the classroom.

  • Make referrals for specialist assessment or advice regarding dysphagia as necessary.

  • Undertake relevant learning and development to maintain CPD through self-directed study, network links, CEN membership, training and supervision.

  • Maintain clinical expertise in relevant fields.

  • Recognise own professional boundaries with the role and when to seek appropriate guidance.

  • Provide supervision and support to therapy assistants as required.

  • Attend the school’s open mornings (3 per year)

Qualifications:

  • To be a registered member of RCSLT and HCPC

  • To hold a professional Speech and Language Therapy degree or equivalent.

  • To work within the RCSLT clinical guidelines and HCPC standards.

  • Ability to assess, devise and implement integrated therapy plans, based on identified needs.

  • Ability to train staff and modify approach according to need.

  • Knowledge of a range of therapy interventions in learning disability

  • Knowledge of behaviour support

  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma and adverse early childhood experiences on communication

  • Knowledge of Autism Spectrum Conditions

  • Knowledge and / or experience of supporting children or young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions, SEMH, and / or SEND

  • Have experience or knowledge of delivering provision through the EHCP process

  • Have a clear understanding of relevant protection procedures and health and safety procedures including safeguarding and manual handling procedures.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to relate to others and develop good working relationships.

  • Good time-management and organisation skills.

  • Good IT skills for administration, presentations, recording and reporting systems.

Benefits:

  • Dedicated and experienced team of staff to support you within your journey.

  • Fully paid detailed induction with ongoing training throughout your career.

  • Opportunities for progression

  • DBS provided by us.

  • Company refer a friend scheme of £400

  • Perkbox

  • Free parking


Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position. If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service. The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process. As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback. If we have not contacted you within two weeks of your application being received then regretfully your application will not be taken forward on this occasion.