Speech and Language Therapist

22000.00 - 28000.00 GBP Annual + GBP22000 - GBP28000/annum
16 Mar 2017
31 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Speech and Language Therapist - 12 Month FTC
Location: Swinderby, Lincolnshire

Due to our on-going success and to fulfil our plans for continuous development of the organisation, we are actively recruiting for a Speech and Language Therapist to join our multidisciplinary team based in Swinderby, Lincolnshire.

About The Job:

Reporting to the Lead Speech and Language Therapist, this role is to provide speech and language therapy to meet the needs of individuals within the Kisimul Group.
In addition, our therapists oversee the delivery of therapeutic interventions throughout the school, residential settings and adult homes. The role will include a range of assessments, report writing, delivering individual and group therapy, multidisciplinary working, giving clinical advice and strategic planning. You will also be required to supervise and provide clinical support to a team of Speech and Language Therapy Assistants.

Key Responsibilities:

• Evaluate individual abilities by undertaking formal and informal assessments
• Interpret results of Speech and Language Therapy assessments and observations and produce written reports for annual educational reviews
• Work in partnership with teachers, parents and other relevant professionals regarding the needs of individuals with emphasis on progression and attainment in communication skills
• Provide advice, support with strategies and writing SaLT programs/ sessions
• Support and liaise with school staff and residential support workers in the implementation of communication strategies
• Develop, prepare and maintain therapeutic materials, and supervise the SaLT Assistants to create and maintain appropriate SaLT resources.
• Work with pupils on a 1:1 basis where appropriate and facilitate group therapy activities
• Devise and implement tools to measure outcomes and demonstrate effective therapy and pupil progress.
• Provide regular and structured clinical 'therapy support/supervisions' for the SaLT Assistants.
• Regularly monitor the program of therapy and review targets in line with the individual Statements of Special Educational Needs or EHC plans.
• Oversee and support therapeutic input within the Adult Homes.
• Support PECS/Makaton coordinators to help promote individuals progress in communication.
• Remain up to date with current research, practices and guidelines.
• Attend Annual Reviews of Statement, LAC reviews and Multi-Disciplinary meetings, Joint Therapy Strategy, SaLT meetings as appropriate.
• Contribute to the pupils' Individual Pupil Care Plan with regards to communication.

Experience Skills & Qualifications:

• Experience of working with children and/or adults with special educational needs
• Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• Strong administration skills

Remuneration Package:

The successful applicant will be offered a remuneration package of GBP22, 000 - GBP28,000 per annum depending on experience as well as comprehensive training and other company benefits such as; pension, life assurance & a child care voucher scheme.

About Kisimul Group:

Kisimul Group Ltd are a group of independent specialist schools and adult provisions providing exceptional residential care and award-winning education to children, young people and adults with a diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, severe and complex learning difficulties, global development delay and associated challenging behaviour.

Kisimul is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults, children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Kisimul is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality for all

All applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS Check. Kisimul Group Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply, click on "Apply Online". All candidate applications are reviewed in accordance with the criteria outlined for the job role