We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist to join our client’s charity based in Keele.
Our client is a national charity working to transform the lives of disabled children and their families. Due to increasing demand for our client’s Autism Service, they are now looking for committed and passionate professionals to join their experienced and supportive Multi-Disciplinary Team.
They seek to create a safe, homely and supportive environment that enhances the lives of children with autism and associated conditions and their services enrich the lives of children and families through the delivery of high-quality, person-centred care and support services that promote independence and achieve valued outcomes.
As a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, you will work clinically as part of the MDT that includes Psychologists, Learning Disability Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists and teams of assistant practitioners and charity volunteers.
With manageable caseloads, you will also have opportunities to engage in reflective practice, professional development and a chance to shape new services.
Your responsibilities will include:
• Undertaking specialist assessments of communication, both informal and formal standardised assessments
• Clinical work with individuals and groups, providing advice, resources, strategies and programmes, using specialist skills and autism specific approaches where required
• Mentoring parents, teaching staff and other carers in skill building communication and the development of nurturing language learning environments for children with speech and language needs
• Contributing to the working of the multi-disciplinary team and acting as a specialist resource for communication issues
• Direct and supervise less experienced SaLT's, SaLT assistants and volunteers in individual and group treatment programmes, using specialist skills and developing leadership skills
• Engaging actively in practice development, evaluation, audit and research activities to inform evidence-based practice
• Providing mentorship and clinical supervision for practice education placements for students of Speech and Language Therapy
• Participating in the specialist education and training of professional and clinical colleagues, students, visitors and volunteers
• Participating in the recruitment, induction and retention of allocated junior staff
• When necessary working flexible hours, including evenings, weekends and bank holidays to ensure the efficient operation of the service
To be successful in your application as Speech and Language Therapist, you will need to have or be:
• Speech and Language Therapy degree or equivalent qualification
• Registered member of Health Professions Council
• Postgraduate training or CPD in the area of Autism
• At least 3 years post registration experience, ideally with specialist client group
• Experience working as part of a multidisciplinary team and delivering training to a range of audiences
• Knowledge of a range of Neurodevelopmental disorders
• Experience working with children with autism and/or complex needs/LD and Autism specific approaches such as social stories, PECS, TEACCH and of working with children who use AAC
• Production of generic and individual communication resources including AAC
• Knowledge of current safeguarding and child protection legislation and practice, Information Governance Standards, Health & Safety legislation, SEND agenda and Education Health Care Plans
• Excellent team-working, interpersonal, communication, leadership, time management and organisational skills
• Able to work under pressure with a positive can-do attitude and flexible approach to work
As Speech and Language Therapist you will work 37.5 hours per week and there is a salary on offer of up to £37,000 per annum depending on experience. Our client also offers:
• 21 days holiday plus bank holidays
• Excellent working conditions
• University campus location
• Purpose built neurodiversity friendly building
• Good work-life balance
• Support with CPD
• Health and wellbeing initiatives including free exercise classes
How to apply
This role is exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and is therefore eligible for enhanced disclosures with children’s and adults’ barred list checks.
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You must have eligibility to work in the UK.
Speech and language therapy, speech, language, SLT, autism, health, children, safeguarding, SEND