Speech and Language Therapist
Location: Priory Lodge School, Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JJ
Priory Group Division: Education & Children’s Services
Vacancy Type: Permanent – Full Time
Salary: £36,644 – £42,414 (Band 6 – Band 8)
Hours: 37.5 hours. Term time only
Closing Date: 31/01/2019
Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK.
With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Priory Lodge School is a school for young people aged 9-19 with mild to moderate autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties. Most of our pupils are academically able and we offer GCSEs and some A levels. Located in Roehampton, SW London, we aim to deliver the highest level of education and care according to individual needs in a safe, positive and structured environment.
We are looking for a practitioner with a passion for working with young people with ASD and associated social communication difficulties. The successful applicant will be HCPC registered and will hold a recognised Speech and Language Therapy degree.
Experience of working with children with complex needs is essential. You will have training, experience and/or awareness of tools such as Social Thinking, social stories and comic strips and be able to demonstrate excellent assessment skills, as well as a dynamic and creative approach to delivering treatment.
This role will have a strategic element, whereby you will assess, deliver and review therapeutic provision to our young people. Responsibilities will include direct therapy; indirect therapy e.g. group work; record keeping and report writing; as well as training to the staff team, to ensure that a consistent and coherent approach is maintained. You will need to organise, plan and prioritise your own work load, and that of the SaLT Assistants and demonstrate the ability to generate appropriate strategies for caseload management. You will benefit from working within a well-established team, including SaLT Assistants, Occupational Therapists, and both a Counsellor and Student Wellbeing Lead, as well as the wider staff.
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.
Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.