Speech and Language Therapist (Post-16)

  • Blossom House School
  • Blossom House School, Station Road, London, New Malden, UK
  • 21 Jun, 2024
Permanent Education Mainstream and specialist schools

Job Description

Blossom House is an Ofsted-rated “Outstanding” specialist school for children with speech, language and communication difficulties. We acknowledge specific strengths and support individual vulnerabilities, so that each child “blossoms” and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Experienced Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist (Post-16)

Band 5 / Band 6 equivalent (AfC Band)

or

Newly Qualified Paediatric Speech & Language Therapist

Newly Qualified (AfC Band)

Salary range from £32,400 (newly qualified) upwards dependent upon qualifications and experience

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist who has a passion for supporting young people within our Post 16 provision children within our Secondary Year Groups, to learn and ‘blossom’ in spite of their communication difficulties.

Our student’s primary area of need is their speech, language and communication difficulties. In our Post 16 provision we are supporting them either to access a course at one of 3 local colleges we partner with, or to access a program of carefully chosen work experience opportunities, alongside teaching and therapeutic support on site at Blossom House Post 16. Therapy and teaching are provided in an integrated way for all students following a transdisciplinary model both on site and as is support provided at college or work placements. You will work closely with the teaching and support staff, as well as with our OT department, physiotherapist, specialist SPLD teachers, and Art Therapists on a daily basis.

If you are passionate about helping to shape the future of children and helping them to blossom and thrive, we would welcome your application.

We offer:

·  The opportunity to work alongside an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers. Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists and Music Therapists aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.

·  Opportunities to move between different client cohorts from Early Years through to Post16 provision to ensure ongoing professional development and variety within your career.

·  Small group, 1:1 and in class work opportunities.

·  Small caseloads and the opportunity to deliver therapy and see outcomes achieved.

·  Opportunity to design bespoke intervention packages for children based on your professional  judgement.

·  NQT package including regular clinical supervision and support to complete your competencies.

·  Generous continued professional development package.

· Great staff benefits including paid school holidays

· A friendly, supportive working environment, with structured support available for all new school staff.

 

The ideal candidate(s) will have:

·         Supporting our students can sometimes be challenging, mental and physical resilience are qualities necessary for all our staff.

·         Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.

·         An ability to work closely with Therapists from other disciplines in order to integrate SLT goals into the educational or workplace setting.

·         The ability to build good working relationships with young people, teachers, parents and carers.

·         Knowledge of clinical assessment, treatment planning and implementing, therapy programmes.

·         An independent approach and be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of standardised assessment and clinical observation.

·         The ability to promote and help students to develop skills in problem solving, self-advocacy and adapting to different situations amongst others, within an environment that builds confidence and self-esteem is essential.

 

To Start: September 2024

Benefits include: 9 weeks per annum holiday plus applicable bank holidays.

Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 17:00

Closing date: 12th July 2024

Early applications are encouraged, and interviews may take place before the closing date.

If you wish to apply for the post, please download the application form from the website and send your completed application form, detailing how you meet the requirements of the person specification, along with your application activity to our recruitment team. The Recruitment Activity is detailed at the end of this advert and should be completed on the application form.

School website:  www.blossomhouseschool.co.uk/vacancies

Recruitment Team email address: recruitment@blossomhouseschool.co.uk

This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check

Job Start Date

September 2024

Salary Band

Band 5, Band 6

Hours

Full time

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