Speech and Language Therapist

  • Berkshire, UK
  • 05 Jul, 2024

Job Description

Location: WokinghamSalary: £30,000 + (pro rata)Hours: 37.5 per week (Mon-Fri), part time - 22.5 hours a weekDepartment: TherapyJob Type: Full timeContract Type: Permanent

We are looking for a dedicated Speech and Language Therapist to join our multidisciplinary therapy team here at Swaay!

Who Are We?

For over 30 years, SWAAY have been providing specialised, high-quality residential care, education and therapeutic services for young males aged 11-18 with developmental trauma, attachment difficulties and who have displayed sexually harmful behaviour. We are widely recognised for the therapeutic services we offer and have contributed to research and literature in the field.

We work to reduce the risk these young people pose, meet their complex needs and help them manage their physical and behavioural difficulties, so that they can build healthy relationships and go on to lead fulfilling, rewarding and offence-free lives.

As our Speech and Language Therapist, you will work collaboratively for each young person and be responsible for holding the speech and language caseload, including working collaboratively with the diagnostics team providing neurodevelopmental diagnosis. You will undertaking assessments, deliver comprehensive reports and intervention plans, as well as develop and evaluate individual and group speech and language programs.

As part of your role, you will also provide advice and training to staff as part of the 'whole organisation approach'.

Benefits to working with us! -

  • Excellent support and resource in career development with a Specialist SALT
  • Opportunities to contribute/support in exciting research projects
  • Opportunities to attend both internal and external CPD events
  • Invaluable experience within a multidisciplinary team (Forensic Psychology, Play Therapy, Therapeutic Counselling, CBT and Dyadic Development Psychology)
  • A small caseload, allowing you a personalised program with each young person
  • Experience in a very specialist service, widely recognised for our therapeutic services
  • A full induction to the organisation with informative training to ensure you have all the tools required to hit the ground running

To be a successful Speech and Language Therapist at SWAAY, you will -

  • Be a qualified Speech and Language Therapist with HCPC and RCSLT membership
  • Preferably have knowledge/experience working with Autism and ADHD
  • Be able to carry out a range of assessments and interventions relevant to young people with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Have the ability to work independently to undertake assessments and run interventions
  • Have a willingness to learn and develop a specialism working with young people displaying symptoms of trauma

Part time & full time hours available (salary for part time pro rata, approx 3 days a week / flexibility)

We look forward to receiving your application!

SWAAY is committed to safeguarding children. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory references.

Our success is built on those who work with us! SWAAY is proud to be an equal opportunities employer and we are committed to building and maintaining a diverse workforce, celebrating each individual's uniqueness.