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Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

Employer: Leading Learning Trust | Selwyn Primary School

  • Reference: Pri/17/42517
  • Published on: Thu 07/09/2017 11:28 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/10/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: P03 £35,286 - £38,229 P04 £38,229 - £41,025
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Selwyn Primary School

Specialist Speech and Language Therapist
(Hearing Impairment)
Salary Band PO3 or PO4
(PO3 £35286 to £38229 /PO4 £38229 to £41025)
[Depending on experience and qualifications]
36 hours, 52 weeks per year

This is a one year full time fixed term contract with a view to being a permanent post.

REQUIRED BY - November 2017

Selwyn Primary School is part of the Leading Learning Trust.
Executive Head teacher – Emma Nicholls
Please visit our website for further information about Selwyn Primary School.

Are you an experienced SLT with the enthusiasm and motivation to work with deaf children in the London Borough of Newham?

This unique opportunity allows you to develop and deliver high quality service to school aged deaf children and their families. This will be based at Selwyn School, and will work to build capacity and resilience amongst the families within the framework expected by the London Borough of Newham. This is a unique opportunity to work with a successful and growing team delivering a seamless service. There are strong links with academic professionals and professionals in national health services.

Essential Criteria:
- At least 2 years experience as an SLT with additional training and experience of working with deaf children and their families.
- Previous experience of using an oral approach in an educational context including early years to KS2.
- Demonstrable experience of working with children who use cochlear implants and hearing aids, including a strong focus on listening and spoken language
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Knowledge and understanding of working within a culturally diverse community
- Ability to develop effective strategies to engage hard-to-reach families
- Experienced in delivering training to educational professionals
- Experience of liaising effectively with relevant agencies, including health professionals
- Experience of developing language programmes with a focus on speaking and listening.
- Experience of monitoring and evaluating for improvement
- Current member of the HCPC and eligible for membership to the RCSLT

Desirable but not essential:
- Experience working with children with Sensory Processing Disorders
- Experience working with children with complex needs such as ADHD and ASD. This may also include children who may use alternative forms of communication (AAC)
- Training and experience working with children with challenging behaviours
- Training in mealtime difficulties and dysphagia management

We can offer the right candidate: excellent CPD and professional development opportunities within a vibrant, friendly and dedicated school community.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd October 2017
Interviews will take place during the week commencing: Monday 9th October 2017

Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS. Further information about the disclosure can be found at www.crb.gov.uk and in the recruitment pack. We are fully committed to safeguarding children.

Selwyn is a medium-sized, inclusive school for children aged 3 to 11. Our school is the sponsor of the Leading Learning Trust. There are 510 pupils on roll including part-time nursery pupils. Selwyn is the Newham resourced school for deaf pupils who are fully integrated into mainstream.

Selwyn has a well-established Inclusion Team. In our SEN review (October 2016) by Diane Rochford, the resourced provision was described as ‘a very strong provision’. The report also reported a strength of the provision as ‘A highly structured and specialised team with strong leadership of a range of different and well qualified specialists supporting the deaf provision.’

Visits to our school are encouraged and are most welcome.

Equal Opportunities

The Leading Learning Trust has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.

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Please apply online. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team 020 7427 8250. For further information about the role, please contact the school directly.

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