Speech and Language Therapist Arbour Vale School Slough

  • Orchard Hill College
  • Buckinghamshire, UK
  • 11 Jul, 2024
Permanent Education

Job Description

Speech and Language Therapist - Arbour Vale School, Slough

Location: Slough, SL2 3AE

Salary: Band 7 SCP (31-36) FTE (£44,044.00 £50,122.00) Actual (£40,375.57 - £45,947.33)

Hours: 37 hours per week, 5 days per week, Term Time Only

The School is a special school in Slough for pupils aged 2 to 19 with a wide range of educational needs. With over 300 pupils on roll, it is one of the largest special schools in the country and meets the needs of children and young people with moderate learning difficulties, severe learning difficulties with profound and multiple needs as well pupils with autism.

The school is purpose built with specialist facilities including a dedicated nursery and post-16 base, soft-play area, hydrotherapy pool, multi-sensory room, a newly refurbished library, well-equipped IT suite, dedicated music room and large sports hall.

The School is a vibrant and welcoming community and offers many opportunities for professionals who want a rewarding career enabling young people to achieve their full potential irrespective of their personal learning needs.

The Role

The Specialist Speech and Language Therapist post provides for pupils with physical disabilities, severe, moderate, and profound and multiple learning difficulties, and complex needs.

The Speech and Language Therapy Team is part of a Multidisciplinary Therapy Team at the school provided by the school. Duties include the delivery of therapy intervention ensuring that the speech, language, and communication programmes are integral to the pupils educational and developmental programme.

  • To provide Speech and Language therapy for students attending Arbour Vale School through individual, group and/or teacher directed therapy sessions.
  • Provide assessment for current and prospective pupils as needed.
  • To lead/contribute to training of professional education staff and others as required.
  • To provide written documents/reports as needed to a high professional standard.

Key Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the delivery of specialist speech and language therapy services at Arbour Vale School including assessment, diagnosis, and therapy specifically for out of borough pupils and others as directed.
  • To provide specialist intervention demonstrating clinical effectiveness using evidence based practice and outcome measures while being able to adapt practices to meet individual pupils need.
  • Provide specialist therapy services utilising a variety of service delivery models including individual, joint, multidisciplinary, group and teacher directed sessions.
  • To use specialist knowledge of standardised assessment and other assessment tools in combination with advanced reasoning skills to record baseline measures and/or differential diagnoses.
  • Management of a highly complex and demanding caseload of children with physical disabilities, severe, moderate or profound learning difficulties and complex needs.
  • Develop and implement speech and language programmes for individual and groups using expertise to create innovative and effective ways of working where appropriate to maximise individual students potential.
  • Provide speech and language targets for integration into the educational curriculum as part of each students IEP in consultation with parents, teachers and other multidisciplinary staff.
  • Plan, implement and evaluate joint sessions with members of the multidisciplinary team, incorporating speech and language therapy targets.
  • To attend and participate in regular multidisciplinary team.
  • To regularly monitor and review the students ongoing communication needs.
  • Liaise closely with all staff to support implementation of appropriate communication strategies on a daily basis.
  • To actively support other staff members when they identify the communication needs of students by brainstorming, supporting, and implementing possible solutions.
  • Devise and write intervention programmes for implementation by Specialist Teaching Assistants (STAs).

To Apply

If you feel you are a suitable candidate and would like to work for this reputable school, please click apply to be redirected to their website to complete your application.

Closing Date: 31/08/2024 at 12pm

Interviews will take place on: Week commencing 09/09/2024

The College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020


Full time