Speech & Language Therapist Lead

  • Aspris Children's Services Ltd
  • Unsted Park School and Sixth Form, Munstead Heath Road, Godalming, UK
  • 10 Jul, 2024
Permanent Education Mainstream and specialist schools Paediatric

Job Description

Due to expansion, the new Headteacher and Leadership Team at Unsted Park School are looking for enthusiastic, caring and passionate people to become an integral part of our therapy team. The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary team, which may suit someone experienced in a special needs environment or a newly qualified practitioner, who will have the opportunity to work closely with our therapists and other professionals, providing support to students.  

 

Unsted Park School is set in a beautiful semi-rural location with 44 acres of surrounding grounds. We are a  SEN school specialising in the education and care of children and young people between the age of 7 to 19 years who are diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum with associated learning difficulties. We are committed to providing the highest level of education and care in a safe, positive environment that enables each individual to achieve  their maximum potential. A school lift/taxi service is available from Guildford Train station if required.

Our benefits include:

  • Exclusive access to reward and discount scheme
  • Salary up to £60,000’ dependent on experience (In line with NHS banding)
  • Blue Light discount card
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid opportunities 
  • Relocation package*
  • Free parking
  • Free lunches
  • Comprehensive induction
  • Commitment to your ongoing training and career progression
  • Paid for enhanced PVG/DBS
  • Wellbeing support
  • Cycle to work scheme and more!

The focus of the whole school approach is in three core areas: education, independence and inclusion. Based on these core areas we provide individual, person-centred programmes which recognise individual abilities and strengths and help students to reach their full potential.

Main duties and expectations:

  • You will receive and respond promptly to referrals undertaking initial assessments to establish the scope, level and nature of the individual young person's therapeutic and mental health needs.
  • You will lead and facilitate group and/or individual therapy sessions, short and long-term, ensuring interventions continue to meet the needs of the YP and are consistent with the provisions detailed in their therapy plan.
  • You will manage, monitor and review an assigned caseload, ensuring delivery within the agreed timescales.
  • Ability to work independently and with previous experience of working with young people with ASD, preferably within an education setting, is essential.

Resilience – We support some of the most vulnerable children in society who have varying degrees of emotional behavioural difficulties, autism, ADHD and associated difficulties so there will be times where your resilience is challenged. 

Communication – Communicating with our young people is vital to understand their needs.  Good teamwork and communication play a key part in ensuring important information is relayed to other staff.

Committed – will join a supportive and experienced team of dedicated support staff, committed to delivering the very best care.

Caring – Our young people require the best care we can offer.  If you are a naturally caring and compassionate person, this is the role for you.

Attentive – No two tasks will be the same so being attentive to understand the needs of the young people we support is vital

Above all, we provide a supportive and collaborative working environment where you can flourish in your career and feel incredibly rewarded by helping those who need it most.

If you want children's services to be a job for life, Aspris Children’s Services will help you get there.

Aspris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with Disclosure & Barring Service and at least 2 references which cover the last 3 years; for all our services we will request references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.  Please be advised that references may be requested prior to interview for roles within our Schools.

Job Start Date

ASAP

Salary Band

Unbanded

Hours

Full time