Speech and Language Therapist with BSL Competancies

30000.00 - 35000.00 GBP Annual + GBP30000 - GBP35000/annum
18 Mar 2017
02 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Senser Recruitment are recruiting on behalf of a specialist school based in Westerham, Kent.

We are selecting for a Speech and Language Therapist holding a specialism in AAC. (Alternative and Augmentative Communication)/BSL (British Sign Language)

The School
The school is graded outstanding in both care and education and currently has over 110 students on roll, aged between 4-19 years. The school caters for children and young adults with physical disabilities and learning difficulties, social and communication needs and autism.

The school is successful and well known for providing an unrivalled care/education environment for their students, and a progressive environment for their staff members offering regular training updates and opportunities.

Purpose of the role:
?? To work as a Specialised Speech and Language Therapist providing assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice, for communication and AAC, to students that attend the school, in liaison with other members of the communication team and other agencies as necessary.
?? To work closely with an individual student with identified severe language impairment who communicates with sign supported English.
??To deliver 1:1 sessions and lead small group work emphasising social development with this student and others with similar language difficulties.
??To team teach a number of lessons with the class attended by this individual student and work closely with the 1:1 classroom support assistant.
?? To maintain professional standards of service through CPD and other developmental
activities, complying with the policies and procedures.
?? To supervise the work of assistants, volunteers and students on placement as required.

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

1) To provide assessment, diagnosis and management on all aspects of communication and AAC within the designated caseloads and to provide support to other members of the communication team.
2) To work with external teams to support students with AAC, developing clear pathways of care and support.
3) To organise, and be responsible for, an autonomous caseload within the scope of the post: assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge, seeking advice and support from the designated supervisor as required.
4) To negotiate with parents, carers and others around individual case management, recognising breakdown/conflict when it occurs and working to resolve any difficulties.
5) To be responsible for administration and record keeping conforming to Health Team and School regulations which concern the format and security of patient records and the Data Protection Act.
6) To be aware of, and adhere to, legal requirements relating to the provision of a Speech and Language Therapy Service and of procedures relating to Child Protection.
7) To recognise own professional boundaries and seek advice and support as appropriate.
8) To contribute to clinical audits and research as identified by SLT Lead.
9) To be aware of, and adhere to Team and Service clinical policies and plans and to carry out delegated clinical tasks as directed by SLT Lead and Head of Healthcare.
10) To provide timely and accurate statistics as requested.
11) To provide appropriate and timely reports and other client related correspondence according to service standards and requirements of other agencies.
12) To inform the correct person of any complaints by students, parents/carers or others.
13) To report the correct person of any accidents and incidents at work in line with Health and Safety Regulations or particular problems associated with service provision.

Liaison / Teamwork
1) To liaise with Education staff and the multi-disciplinary team to prioritise own caseload and look at target setting and intervention.
2) To work alongside colleagues to contribute to the function of multi-disciplinary/agency and uni-disciplinary working by discussing own and others input around client needs.
3) To provide advice and support to Assistants and Volunteers.
4) To supervise speech and language therapy students in close liaison with school placement co-ordinator.
5) To be aware of, and adhere to, school policies and procedures.
6) To attend and participate in staff meetings, clinical team meetings, annual reviews, student meetings, health team meetings and any other meetings which SLT is requested to be present at.
Training / Personal Development
1) To provide information to others about speech and language therapy, in liaison with Speech & Language Therapy and Communication team colleagues.
2) To plan and deliver training to other professionals, with support from Speech and Language Therapy and Communication team colleagues.
3) To reflect on clinical practice with peers and apply learning outcomes to practice.
4) To participate in supervision with an identified member of staff and to identify own training needs through an agreed Personal Development Plan.
5) To provide supervision to other therapists and support them in developing their own skills.
6) To attend compulsory training on an annual basis or as required.
7) Any other duties in line with the grade and scope of the post.

Professional Registration and DBS
The successful candidates is required to be a member of a professional body, and is required to hold relevant registration and must comply with the standards and guidelines of their professional practice, education and conduct and must act at all times within the boundary of the code of conduct.

The successful candidate must hold an enhanced DBS valid to work with both children and vulnerable adults - registered on the online update service or be willing to obtain one.

In return the school can offer a rewarding career with an abundance of training and progression opportunities.

Please note all offers of employment are subject to compliance checks, DBS and barring checks and good references covering a period of 5 years. You must be over 18 to apply.

Senser Recruitment Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of their sexual orientation, race, colour, religious beliefs, background, age and gender.

To apply for this rewarding position please apply and submit your CV or contact Senser Recruitment on (Apply online only) and ask to speak to Emma

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