Speech & Language Therapists Needed - Kent

UCA Consulting
St Peters
£30,000 - £39,999
24 Mar 2018
21 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Award Winning School Hiring - Speech & Language Therapists Needed NOW!!! - Kent

The Sensory Therapist will be responsible for developing and managing a high-quality provision designed to enable pupils with autism to engage in therapeutic sensory activities.
working in partnership with teachers and the multi-disciplinary team to identify appropriate targets with a focus on sensory integration.
Design and deliver a programme of intervention involving appropriate experiences.
The post holder will also be responsible for reinforcing the multi-sensory work of the school through the development of sensory therapies and resources.
supporting and training other staff to deliver sensory activities and therapeutic massage to named young people and small teaching groups.
Duties Comprise:
To lead, develop and manage sensory therapeutic experiences across the school, during the education time.
To design, plan, develop and deliver programmes of work for class groups and 1:1 individual sessions in the sensory room.
Keeping and updating records of pupil progress, sharing these with the appropriate professionals and contribute to reports and reviews as appropriate.
To plan and deliver staff development programmes both in house and deliver external training when appropriate.
To manage, train, observe and monitor focus team members giving feedback.
Provide sensory therapeutic activities to young people on a 1:1 basis in the sensory swimming pool, Food Technology Room and Library working towards a set target.
To implement written educational programmes devised in partnership with a class teacher and contribute to the written records of progress.
To manage budgets for sensory resources.
Essential Criteria
1. Proven experience, skills and knowledge to develop sensory therapeutic activities
2. Training, interest and/or experience relevant to teaching children with autism and/or severe learning difficulties.
3. The ability to work flexibly within a collaborative and supportive framework.
4. A knowledge of the requirements of young people with autism and complex needs.
5. Knowledge, experience or willingness to learn about managing young people with severe challenging behaviour.
6. An understanding of the principles and philosophy of sensory therapeutic provision.
7. Experience of developing target teaching and therapeutic outcomes.
8. The ability to use a computer for planning and recording.
9. Evidence of the skills required to manage and develop a resource base.
10. The ability to lead and support staff in delivering sensory activities to pupils.
11. The ability to be flexible in undertaking the hours of duty required to ensure access to sensory activities both during and out of normal school working time.
12. An understanding of the Council's Equal Opportunities Policy and the ability to apply it to your work with pupils.

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