Qualified Speech and Language Therapist
Are you a qualified Speech and Language Therapist?
Are you looking for an opportunity to work within education at a highly supportive school?
Are you someone looking to make a positive impact with students with moderate to severe learning difficulties?
- Working at an OFSTED rated outstanding school
- A school with a focus on developing communication skills, through projects such as broadcasting skills.
- An opportunity to be an integral part of a successful team focusing on the complete development of young people with complex needs.
- identifying children's developmental speech and communication difficulties/disorders;
- assessing and treating swallowing and communication difficulties arising from a range of causes, e.g. congenital problems (such as cleft palate) or acquired disorders after a stroke or injury;
- devising, implementing and revising relevant treatment programmes;
- advising carers on implementing treatment programmes and training other professionals in therapy delivery;
- assessing communication environments;
- monitoring and evaluating clients' progress;
- working with clients on a one-to-one basis, and in groups, to deliver therapy;
- writing and maintaining confidential client case notes and reports, as well as information for clients, carers and other professionals;
- managing a caseload taking account of priority cases, waiting lists, successful outcomes, referral and discharge of service users;
- Working with others to improve the effectiveness of service delivery.
You will need to have:
- A Speech and Language Therapy Qualification and to be registered with the Health and Care Profession council.
- Excellent communication and listening skills - to relate to people of all ages and backgrounds.
- creativity and problem-solving skills - to design programmes appropriate to different learning styles and communication issues;
- team working skills - for interacting with other professionals;
- organisational skills and flexibility
Empathy, assertiveness, tact, a sense of humour and physical and mental stamina are also important qualities.