Speech and Language Therapist Hourly rate: £17.06 to £19.14 (depending on experience) Hours of work: 37 hours per week between 08:30 to 16:30, term time only (43.3 weeks) plus 2 weeks (paid over 12 months) FTE per annum: £32,912 to £36,925 Are you a qualified speech and language therapist with experience working with children and young people who have autism? Do you have a passion for helping give a voice to those who currently have no functional means of communication? Do you want to be part of something new and exciting from the outset? Do you want to work with a team of professionals all of whom are as passionate as you are? If you answered yes to some or all of these questions, then you might be the person we are looking for. Are you ready to apply Make sure you understand all the responsibilities and tasks associated with this role before proceeding. Chatten Free School is a brand new SEND provision in Essexwith an opportunity for Speech and Language Therapist to join our team.
You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis and in return, you will receive a highly competitive salary. We are a local authority funded special needs free school, working with pupils with severe autism and associated learning needs. Many of our pupils are pre-verbal and may display challenging behaviour. Our school is part of the Hope Learning Community (HLC) a fantastic group of SEND schools in Essex. We believe that through a consistent and individualised curriculum, using effective and evidence based learning techniques we can ensure that our pupils leave us as independent as possible and with life-long socially significant skills which will enable them to access the world around them in a rich and meaningful way. More about the role: The Speech and Language Therapist will assess, treat and manage a caseload of children at Chatten Free School. You will provide advice to other professionals and parents in order to support the needs of children. You will also liaise with other agencies and services both within and outside the school. You will take a lead on SALT at the school and work closely with our multi-professional team to make a huge difference in the lives of our pupils.
Key responsibilities of our Speech and Language Therapist: - Communicate effectively with patients and carers and professionals in relation pupils, ensuring a coordinated approach to meeting the individual's needs and maintaining a high level professional relationship - Follow national and School policy, relevant to speech and language therapy for children and young people at Chatten School - Identify individual training and development needs through supervision, maintaining clinical expertise in relevant clinical area through attendance at appropriate courses, reading relevant literature etc. as identified in the Development Plan - Undertake clinical supervision of speech and language therapy students, contributing to assessments of students on examination placements in liaison with the departmental student co-ordinator - Attend statutory and mandatory training on an annual basis or as required - Contribute to research design and implementation - Provide information to others about speech and language therapy - Be responsible for administration and record keeping relating to Chatten pupils - Be aware of legal requirements relating to the provision of a Speech and Language Therapy Service and of procedures relating to Child Protection - Be aware of, and adhere to policies and plans and to carry out delegated clinical tasks What we are looking for in our Speech and Language Therapist: - Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree or equivalent accredited qualification if qualified before 1982 - Health Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice - Completed RCSLT NQP Goals - Working as part of a team - Experience working within an SALT role with children with complex communication needs - Experience assessing for and implementing AAC methods (high/low tech) for children with complex communication needs - Knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to working with children) - Awareness of the principles of clinical governance/audit - Awareness of the roles of other professionals (relevant to working with children) - Experience of evaluating research material to identify efficacy of therapeutic methods - Excellent communication.