Lower/Middle School Speech and Language Therapist (Grades 3-8)

Recruiter
THE AMERICAN SCHOOL IN LONDON
Location
St John's Wood
Salary
£70,000 - £99,999
Posted
12 Jan 2021
Closes
15 Jan 2021
Ref
1901300977
Category
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Overall purpose

The Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) for Grades 3-8 is responsible for identifying, assessing and instructing students with difficulties in language processing, expressive and receptive language, and social skills. The SLT works closely with classroom teachers and members of the Student Support Team (SST) in Grades 3-8, and liaises with the parent community.

Summary of duties
  • Identify and assess prospective and current students using current assessment tools (CELF-5, TAPS, OWL. TILLS)
  • Provide direct instruction to students using current evidence-based therapeutic programs and therapies
  • Prioritize, manage and schedule a caseload of students grades 3-8
  • Demonstrate expertise in the areas of receptive and expressive language processing skills, higher level language skills, auditory processing and memory, social communication and pragmatic language skills and classroom-based strategies for children ages 8-13 years
  • Perform hearing screens for new students at the beginning of the school year
  • Monitor students’ individual progress on a regular basis
  • Prepare student IEP goals and objectives on an annual basis and complete reports in a timely manner
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers and learning specialists, psychologists, counsellors and parents on a regular basis
  • Participate in weekly multidisciplinary meetings
  • Serve as a member of the Lower school and Middle school Student Support Teams
  • Provide in-service training for colleagues and/or parents on an as needed basis
  • Provide continuity of the students’ educational experience to allow smooth transition from/to the US education system
  • Participate actively in the life of the School, through attendance at events, committee membership and leadership of extracurricular activities
  • Any other duties as are within the scope, spirit and purpose of the job

Selection criteria

Essential qualifications/experience:
  • Masters degree (or the equivalent)
  • Substantive experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist in a school setting
  • Currently holds or are eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC Registration)
  • Certification by the RCSLT, ASHA
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • A flexible approach to work and strong organizational skills
  • Strong use and integration of current technology
  • A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children

Desirable qualifications/experience:
  • Recent training and professional development in school-aged language processing and social communication
  • Experience working with students ages 8â€"13 years
  • Experience working in an international environment

This position description is current at the date shown but following consultation may be changed to reflect or anticipate changes in the role that are commensurate with the job title and salary.

The American School in London is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, employees and volunteers to share this commitment. All new appointments will be subject to appropriate checks: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS enhanced), Disqualification by Association Self-Declaration, Declaration of Criminal Record, checks against the Prohibition List (Teacher Status Checks) including Identity, Address, Date of Birth, a Full Employment History, Right to Work in the UK, overseas checks where applicable, EEA checks, at least 2 references (one with current or most recent employer, where appropriate) and original documentation of Qualifications (where appropriate). For positions into Senior Management a Prohibition From Management Check (s128 Directive) will also be undertaken.

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