Head of Therapy / Speech and Language Therapist
Salary Details: Dependent on experience Hours: 40 hours/week
We are working on behalf of a small independent school with the aim of being the first-choice provider for young people aged 5-16 years with special educational needs in Devon and Cornwall. Our school received an Ofsted Good rating in 2017 and is located in a tranquil, countryside setting.
The school are a therapeutic school that uses a trauma-informed approach to improve the safety, learning, mental health and physical health of all our children and young people.
We offer a holiday entitlement and excellent training and CPD opportunities. Our school is a learning community for staff and students, where everyone feels welcome, included and respected. Our success is measured by our student's happiness and achievements in school and life.
We are keen to secure an amazing Speech and Language Therapist, who will take the Lead role in our Multidisciplinary Therapy Team at the school, which comprises Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, and a Mental Health Practitioner.
Duties include the delivery of specialist therapy intervention and ensuring that the speech, language and communication programmes are integral to the pupils' educational and developmental programme.
The successful person for this role will:
Be responsible for the delivery of specialist, targeted and universal speech and language therapy services at Highgate Hill House School including assessment, diagnosis and therapy; Provide specialist intervention demonstrating clinical effectiveness by the use of evidence based practice and outcome measures while being able to adapt practices to meet individual pupils' need; Manage a highly complex and demanding caseload of children with a range of special educational needs including social, emotional and mental health difficulties, autism and physical disabilities, and complex needs; Develop and implement speech and language programmes to be delivered by other individuals and groups using expertise to create targeted effective ways of working where appropriate to maximise individual students' potential; Provide speech and language targets for integration into the educational curriculum as part of each students' Individual Education Plan in consultation with parents, teachers and other multidisciplinary staff.
To apply for this role, please send a copy of your CV through for consideration.
This position will be on a permanent basis, following interview.
A DBS disclosure is required for this post.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expect all staff to share this commitment. You will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post, along with the relevant pre-employment checks