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Speech and Language Therapist Needed - ASAP Start

Job Description

Role Details:

  • Role: Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)
  • Salary: Bucks Pay Range 7-8 ISN 36-45 (£39,646 - £49,593) Pro Rata
  • Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time Only (39 Weeks)
  • Hours: Full-time and Part-time Options
  • Start Date: 1st September 2024

Benefits for Staff:

  • A friendly working environment
  • Supportive and caring colleagues
  • Excellent opportunities for professional development
  • Onsite parking
  • Convenient transport links (Chiltern Line and close to the M40)
  • Discount on hire of selected school facilities
  • Proximity to local amenities

Speech & Language Therapist Job Description



Job Summary:

To contribute to the provision of Speech and Language Therapy services across the school, participating in the achievement of the SLT mission and quality objectives to provide a high-quality, efficient, and effective Speech and Language Therapy service.



Main Duties and Responsibilities:



Clinical:

  • Manage own caseload of pupils with a range of special needs, in accordance with the service's models of care.
    • Carry out clinical observations, informal and formal assessments of pupils and analyze the results, reflecting on own knowledge and experience, and seeking more specialist advice as required.
    • Devise and implement pupil-centered therapeutic intervention plans in association with the pupil's parents/carers and education staff.
    • Monitor and evaluate interventions and adapt accordingly.
    • Provide reports reflecting on own specialist knowledge and experience with reference to established and evidence-based practice within the profession.
  • Provide individual, paired, and group speech and language therapy as appropriate.


Administration / Communications:

  • Maintain up-to-date clinical records of pupils in line with school policies.
  • Provide regular written reports on pupils following assessment and review.
  • Contribute to the SEN annual reviews of EHCPs, providing comprehensive reports for pupils receiving SLT provisions as part of the process.
  • Attend Annual Review Meetings and parent's evenings as required.
  • Liaise with external professional representatives as appropriate.


Training & Management:

  • Collaborate in devising, delivering, and evaluating training courses for parents/carers.
  • Collaborate in devising, delivering, and evaluating training courses for school staff.
  • Support staff in identifying and understanding pupils' barriers to effective communication, and appropriate strategies/interventions to minimize these barriers.
  • Provide training to Speech and Language Therapy Assistant and Teaching staff as appropriate.
  • Head, manage, and lead the SLT department with the support of Speech and Language Therapy Assistants.


Service Provision:

  • Delegate work to provide day-to-day guidance for Speech and Language Therapy Assistants.
  • Provide written SLT programs to be delivered by the Speech and Language Therapy Assistant as required.
  • Work in close liaison with teaching and therapy staff to support and monitor interventions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of national legislation, local protocols, and professional guidance relevant to the specialty and advise colleagues accordingly.


Personal and Professional Development:

  • Actively engage with clinical/personal supervision and line management supervision, demonstrating the ability to reflect on own practice with peers and mentors and identify own strengths and development needs.
  • Maintain and develop core professional competencies, underpinned by current evidence-based practice.
  • Actively engage in extending knowledge and clinical experience in areas of personal interest and professional relevance.
  • Maintain membership of HCPC.


Other:

  • Adhere to the school's safeguarding policy and procedures at all times.
  • Adhere to the staff code of conduct, working positively, flexibly, and collaboratively with all.
  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as reasonably directed by the Headteacher/Deputy Head of the School.

This job description will be reviewed annually as part of the staff development program and may be amended at any time after consultation.

Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, which will be reflected throughout the recruitment process. The selected candidate will be required to provide suitable references and undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up the post.

Person Specification



Criteria

Essential

  • Current Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registration
  • Professional Qualification in Speech & Language Therapy - Degree or Equivalent
  • Member of the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists (RCSLT)
  • Experience of providing Speech and Language Therapy intervention to children with communication difficulties
  • Experience of Speech and Language Therapy assessments and intervention
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge of a range of appropriate assessments and therapeutic interventions relating to children with complex communication difficulties and/or language disorder
  • Attention to detail to ensure records are accurate, to standard, and kept up to date
  • Ability to communicate information to a broad range of individuals in a sensitive, appropriate manner
  • Ability to develop and maintain strong and positive relationships while maintaining clear role, ethical, and professional boundaries
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, families, and agencies
  • Ability to demonstrate a calm, patient disposition
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Goal-oriented work approach
  • Flexible approach and adaptability to change
  • Emotional resilience and ability to work in challenging situations
  • Ability to relate to young people in a positive manner
  • Willingness to constructively challenge the work of self and others to continually improve own and team performance
  • Loyalty and commitment to the school

Desirable

  • Knowledge of Positive Behavioural Support
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