A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a speech and language therapist in an outstanding special school. Our team comprises of enthusiastic and motivated allied health professions (SLT and OT) and therapy assistants. It is a supportive and dynamic team with professional development opportunities and a high level of supervision.
The post offers a unique opportunity to develop a wide repertoire of clinical skills. To achieve our commitment to delivering evidence based, high quality and progressive services, we implement an innovative way of working in schools delivering SLT services at the universal, targeted and specialist levels.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Main duties of the job
- Manage a diverse paediatric caseload within school.
- Make clinical decisions regarding intervention following the assessment of children on the caseload.
- Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of service delivery within the special school.
- Carry out therapy approaches specific to the population of children within mainstream schools.
- Work effectively and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
- Work with parents, carers, teaching staff and other agencies involved in the children's care and to deliver appropriate training.
- Ensure a holistic approach is taken to the children's learning in schools and demonstrate enthusiasm, imagination, and initiative in meeting the needs of the caseload.
St Georges University Hospital is responsible for improving the health of a culturally diverse population of people in southwest London. Wandsworth is located in the heart of southwest London with a vibrant and multicultural community.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic speech and language therapist to take up an exciting opportunity available within our special schools' team. We are an extremely supportive and encouraging team so this would be an ideal early job opportunity.
You will have the opportunity to use and develop your skills to work collaboratively with a team of Specialist Speech and Language Therapists and education staff, delivering interventions that meet the needs of students with a variety of complex speech, language, and communication needs.
You will need to:
- Have a degree in Speech, Language and Communication Pathology and Therapy recognised by the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists
- Be a member of the Health Professionals Council and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
- Experience of working with children with speech, language and communication needs ages 0-11 years of age.
- Understanding of the role of SLTs in a special school.
- Work as part of a multi-agency team
- Demonstrate excellent organisational skills
- Demonstrate the ability to work flexibly, under direction and independently where necessary.
There are many benefits from working with an organisation with a worldwide reputation for excellence. Star of 24 hours in A& E, you will see how staff work together under pressure to reach the best possible outcomes for patients. In children's therapies we can take advantage of inhouse training and benefits.
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment. The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role. The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take.
Job descriptionJob responsibilities
- We receive inner London weighting and travel expenses during the working day are paid.
- Check out some of our teamhereand here.
- Opportunities to develop a specialism e.g., AAC, Selective Mutism.
- Dedicated CPD / admin time.
- Support to pursue research.
- We have working parties for diversity and inclusion, neurodiversity affirmative languageand bilingualism, and regular meet ups with for therapists across the special school network.
- Wellbeing champions running free after work activities such as book club and craft clubs.
- Whole team training days
***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role. Please ensure that your application is in reference to the supporting documents***Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- SLT degree or waiting for results of HCPC registration, or applied for and waiting to come through
- HCPC registration
- RCSLT membership
- Post grad training relevant to the client group
- Experience working in a school setting with pupils with SEND/Autism
- Working as SLT with Paed caseload
Employer detailsEmployer name
- In assessing children with special educational needs
- Relevant training for working in schools
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Paddock Primary School
St Margaret's Crescent, London, SW15 6HL
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