Overview

Speech And Language Therapist

We are looking for an experienced Speech & Language Therapist to join our therapy team to help support children with SEN and disabilities. The role involves close working with the wider team including occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing and teaching staff. The post-holder will be expected to play a key role in the future development of our expanding service. The role is a challenging, but exciting one. It will require you to be versatile in your approach to providing individualised communication and dysphagia support to our specialist population. The post will combine clinical, administrative and supervisory duties. You will work as part of an interdisciplinary team under the supervision of senior leadership but will be expected to autonomously manage your caseload including assessment, direct and indirect therapy programmes and line managing a speech and language therapy assistant.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

* Manage and prioritise a paediatric caseload including communication and dysphagia needs

* Carry out comprehensive communication, swallowing, eating and drinking assessments

* Provide advice on suitability and therapy needs of prospective students

* Provide individual aims for communication and eating and drinking as part of the MDT for Individual Education Plans

* Provide individual programmes for communication, assistive technology, swallowing and feeding

* Deliver speech and language interventions to individuals, small groups or within the classroom as required

* Maintain concise clinical recording in accordance with professional guidelines

* Monitor eating and drinking support practice and provide training as required

* Promote Total Communication practice across the service

* Work with staff and family members to ensure consistent, joined up communication support

* Attend and contribute to reviews, providing written reports where required

* Make onward referrals for specialist assessment or advice in respect of AAC or dysphagia

* Supervise and line manage speech and language therapy assistant(s)

Skills and Qualifications:

* Speech and Language Therapy degree at graduate or masters level

* Certificate to practise Speech and Language Therapy

* Registered member of RCSLT and HCPC

* Post-graduate dysphagia training

* Competencies at Level C of RCSLT Eating, Drinking and Swallowing Competency Framework (EDSCF)

* Experience working with children & young people with SEND, PMLD & ASD

* Experience working with a dysphagia caseload

* Experience working in early years, school or college settings

The post holder will be rewarded with:

* Life assurance

* Pension plan

* Perk Box- offering high street discounts

* Employee assistance programme

* Bike to work scheme

* Car lease scheme