Speech and Language Therapy Assistant
BLOSSOM HOUSE SCHOOL
New Malden, Surrey, United Kingdom
6d ago

Blossom House is an Ofsted-rated "Outstanding" specialist school for children aged 3 - 19 years of age with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Although many of the children have some associated difficulties such as fine motor problems or poor organisational skills, they are all within the average range of cognitive abilities.

Speech & Language Therapy Assistant

We have an exciting opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) Assistant to work as part of a job share with our current SLT assistant to start in September.

The ideal candidate will have experience working with Special Education Needs, will be organised, flexible and have excellent communication skills.

The following skills are desirable : budget management, writing notes, summarising assessment children's details and conveying information to appropriate staff, delivering therapy, diary management, recording and analysing pupil target data.

The candidate will need to be confident in using IT such as Microsoft Office, and Communicate In Print.

Duties will include supporting SLTs during group therapy sessions, carrying out specific therapy programmes as directed by a qualified SLT, coordinating cover for the department and making and ordering new resources and assessments as required as well as completing allocated administrative tasks.

We offer :

  • A supportive working environment in a newly refurbished building.
  • Small class sizes and the opportunity to work 1-1 with children where possible.
  • Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom.
  • Our Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Art Therapists, Music Therapists, and Play Therapists aim to maximise each child's potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.

  • Continued professional development.
  • The opportunity to obtain a City & Guilds accredited qualification in Behaviour Support Management.
  • We also deliver the Elklan course, which is an accredited speech and language training programme aimed at professionals working in schools.

  • An opportunity to pursue a career in Teaching or Therapy where applicable.
  • Great staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.
  • The ideal candidate(s) will have :

  • Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
  • Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
  • The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
  • Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Experience of working with children and the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour are desirable for the role.
  • The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
  • The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.
  • The role is a Permanent, Term-Time only role.

    You will be required to work a minimum of 3 days per week, 08 : 30 - 17 : 00.

    Annual salary : Salary dependent upon experience

    Closing Date : Wednesday 6 th June 2018

    Interview Date : Week beginning 11 th June

    Start Date : To start September 2018

    Applicants will need to complete an application form detailing how they meet the requirements of the person specification, along with the recruitment activity detailed below.

    If you wish to apply for this post, please download the application form from the school website and email your completed form via the button below.

    For further information, please contact Jude Bellair, Head of SLT .

    This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks.

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