Speech Language Therapist

  • SENCare Recruitment Ltd
  • Essex, UK
  • 25 May, 2024
Permanent Education

Job Description

BAND 5/6 Speech and Language Therapist(ASP or, Sept 2024 start)

The School:

The Outstanding school is a specialist therapy school that caters for pupils who have suffered adverse childhood experiences. The pupils who attend the school are aged between 5-16 years of age who benefit from a therapeutic curriculum, that is focused on meeting the pupil s social, emotional mental health needs(SEMH). The school is local to Nine Elms train station and boast excellent transport links.


  • To plan, resource & prepare effective and engaging therapy programmes for children.
  • To build positive working relationships with colleagues, pupils and children s families.
  • To ensure children responsible for are always supervised and safe.
  • To ensure that therapy is facilitated ethically, safely and with consent from all parents/carers/children.
  • To conduct a range of formal and informal assessments in order to suit a range of purposes.
  • To continue to obtain key information on children allocated to the specific therapy, to keep up to date with any changes in the child s life and to inform the rest of the therapy/teaching team.
  • To adopt a capacity building approach whereby the aim of intervention is to equip staff with the skills to effectively facilitate the development of pupils communication skills
  • To assist in determining the communicative function of a behaviour and to develop/target goals that will reduce challenging behaviour by providing pupils with a more effective means of communicating.
  • To establish functional goals that promote meaningful participation and increased independence.
  • To develop, facilitate and monitor the implementation of whole class intervention programs.
  • To complete termly therapy reports on children s progress in individual and group therapy sessions.
  • To provide levels of support to ensure children can access their learning, identifying their individual needs to tailor their therapeutic programme.
  • Work closely with teaching and other members of therapy team with the development and implementation of therapy progress plans.
  • Attend and participate in regular meetings, training and other learning activities as required, contributing to the overall ethos and aims of the school.
  • Maintain total confidentiality with regard to children and other information related to the school as stipulated in your contract of employment
  • Be aware of, and comply with, policies and procedures relating to child protection; health and safety; bullying; confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to a senior leader.
  • Be aware of and support differences and ensure all children have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

Qualifications/ Experience:

  • At least current degree level, fully qualified therapist in own specialised field & associated registration with appropriate body (i.e. HCPC).
  • Experience of working with children & young people in challenging contexts.
  • A range of experience in own specialised therapeutic field.
  • High level of competence in English and mathematics.
  • Previous experience of working in the classroom environment with children with SEN.
  • Further training or qualifications related to therapy, children & young people, special educational needs and/or leadership & management.

Prospective candidates:

  • A DBS in date within the last 3 years or, be willing to apply for a new DBS.
  • HCPC registration
  • Appropriate RTW in the UK for full time work.
  • Previous experience working within a classroom setting or similar setting.
  • Previous SEN experience(ADHD, ASC, SEMH, SpLD).


Full time