We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Speech and Language Therapist to join our fantastic team at Cavendish View School. The successful applicant will be supported and overseen by a qualified Speech and Language Therapist to support the needs of our students.
At Salutem, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life, regardless of their background or disability. The aim of our services is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for adults and young people.
To contribute to the planning and delivery of a communication strategy for a group/groups of students to enable and support their learning.
To Support with the day to day implementation of agreed aims and programmes reflecting the ethos of the school, as a member of a trans-disciplinary team.
To contribute professional knowledge and expertise to the team for a particular area, such as AAC.
To be overseen and supported by a qualified Speech and Language Therapist.Job Responsibilities:
To ensure the learning environment is adequately resourced to:
deliver the curriculum to ensure pupil learning and progress
maintain excellent standards of care
ensure health and safety
ensure compliance with policies and procedures
To support the implementation of group and individual communication programmes in collaboration with the team and to be involved in associated planning and preparation and share expertise and knowledge.
To support the integration of the school's communication strategy to enable pupils to access the whole curriculum.
To assess, plan and implement low and/or high AAC pathways for children who require a communication strategy
To support with the development and creation of AAC resources, delegating to others as appropriate
Assessment of communication and oral skills needs for group /groups of pupils
Demonstrate and model good facilitation to support eating and drinking, communication and access to the curriculum.
To support with implementing the eating and drinking policy and monitoring and advising on this area in collaboration with colleagues.
To be a member of a trans-disciplinary team of staff meeting all the pupils' needs.
To contribute to the development of the overall programme of the group.
To contribute at Reviews and other relevant meetings and to liaise with parents/guardians and external medical services.
To provide good standards of physical and emotional care
To ensure the physical environment is maintained to high standards of safety, hygiene and presentation.
To share professional knowledge and participate in the staff training and development programme.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.Person Specification
Our Core Values
We are Supportive by promoting opportunities for everyone so they can reach their full potential
We are very Ambitious to provide the best possible outcomes for the people who use our services
We are Loyal because we put the people that we support and our staff at the centre of everything we do and we deliver on our promises. We also are committed to ensuring that our services are meeting the needs of all stakeholders
We are Unique because we are ambitious and innovative about the diversity of the services that we provide without compromising quality
We are Transparent by being open, honest and fostering a culture of mutual respect. We promote a culture where we learn by our experiences and we are committed to doing things better and setting the highest standards in what we do
We are Engaging because we work in partnership with the people that we support, our staff and all our stakeholders
We encourage everyone to experience a Meaningful life by being aspirational and by offering opportunities
Augmentative And Alternative Communication (Aac)