Speech and Language Therapist
Hours: 37.5 hours per Week
Position: Permanent, Term Time only
Location: Ashford, Kent
Salary: £24,000 - £35,000 depending on experience
Who we are looking for
We remain open minded in regards to the position holder being a newly qualified or more experienced clinician, so all levels are welcome to apply and this is reflected in the salary scale.
Above all else we are looking for someone with the right attitude and outlook on what education and therapeutic services should be about. Ultimately this is about an unconditional love and care for our students, a commitment to meeting their needs and providing them with the best education and therapeutic care possible.
We are looking for a committed, enthusiastic and forward-thinking Speech and Language Therapist able to implement speech, language and communication intervention for our children and young people.
About the Role
The post holder will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team that consists of a Clinical Lead, Wellbeing and Clinical Coordinator, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Psychotherapists from an array of disciplines, access to Clinical and Educational Psychology and a Therapy Assistant. You will provide a Speech and Language Therapy service in line with Heath Farm School’s core delivery model at a universal, enhanced and/or specialised level of intervention as determined by our internal audit of need or as specified on Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP).
The post holder will work collaboratively to promote the wellbeing and best interests of our children and young people and ensure effectiveness of the service in achieving its aims and objectives to provide a high quality service of provision in line with best practice guidance and internal policy and procedure. You will undertake all aspects of Speech and Language Therapy clinical duties adhering to professional and regulatory guidelines, carry out individual assessments and interventions, advise others, prepare relevant documents and write reports.
The post holder will need to provide advice, information and training to staff, commissioners and other agencies regarding complex communication issues relevant to mental health and well-being, autism, learning difficulties, developmental trauma and associated conditions including children and young people who present with behaviours that challenge.
Multidisciplinary working is essential to Heath Farm School’s aim to provide a high-quality service that promotes the wellbeing and interests of the children and young people it supports. Collaborative working and integration of Speech and Language therapy support within the day to day running of the provision is a key part of this role.
About the School
It is an exciting time to join Heath Farm School. Under the leadership of the new, forward-thinking headteacher, the school and its team are currently in the process of embedding a purposeful and unique ‘Heath Farm Curriculum’, launched in 2019 that fully meets the holistic needs of our students.
We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education.
Our students present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school. All classes have excellent ratios of at least 2:1 students to adults. Typically classes have between 6-9 students.
As an independent SEN school we are far removed from the toxicity and bureaucracy found in so many other schools and we are able to abandon ineffective and traditional methods in favour of new, highly effective and tailored initiatives – essentially we do what we know is right for the students in our care.
- A Speech and Language Therapy Degree
- HCPC registration
- Experience in working within a multi-disciplinary team
- Experience of working with children and young people
- Demonstrable ability to complete clinical tasks
- Ability to work collaboratively with a range of other key professionals
- Ability to work sensitively with people and resolve conflict
Why work for us
- Opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference
- No two days are ever the same
- Supportive team environment
- "Your Wellbeing Matters"
- Employee Rewards Hub
- Continuous professional development and training for a clear career path
- Access to an allocated budget assigned for continuous professional development and training
- Well-resourced provision
- Ongoing funded clinical supervision/Licence
- Be part of a growing national organisation
Applications are invited online https://www.outcomesfirstgroup.co.uk/vacancies/. If you have any further questions regarding how to apply or to arrange a visit please contact Sam Rennells, Locality Clinical Lead at Sam.Rennells@acorneducationandcare.co.uk
The Outcomes First Group are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS and necessary checks. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best outcome possible for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.