Qualified Speech and Language Therapist

Location
Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Salary
£100 - £140 per day
Posted
03 Nov 2016
Closes
01 Dec 2016
Ref
SLT/O16/SF
Contact
Mudasser Ahmed
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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?

Benefits

  • 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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Skills

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.