Speech and Language Therapy Assistants

Job Category: Assistant SEN Specialist Teaching Assistant
Job Type: Full Time Permanent
Job Location: South East London

Educ8 are representing an Independent Special Needs Schools Group.

We have three posts available for full time Speech and Language Therapy Assistants to join their team of Therapists and Assistants in the South East of London and Surrey border. They cover the areas of Surrey, Croydon and Greenwich. They are a large and supportive team and can offer you line management, peer observations, joint working and a thorough induction and in house training programme lead by a senior SALT and SEND Lead across the Group.

About the Service

The School-Aged Speech and Language Therapy Service is part of the Schools Group SEND offer, working collaboratively in the Therapy Team as part of the Schools Group.

They aim to deliver the right support at the right time, through assessment and intervention, and equipping families and staff with the skills and resources to work together to help and support children with SLCN. They follow the set models to offer universal, targeted and specialist support for children, families, and the school workforce, and work with children and young people with EHCPs (Education, Health & Care Plan).

About the role

The role will be offered at full time. Full time equates to 38.5 hours per week, across 37 weeks of the year. The salary full-time and not pro rata. They will consider part time applicants.

The role is term time, plus an additional 15 days per year should the role require attending meetings during school holiday time.

Your role will be to play a pivotal part in supporting children to achieve the outcomes agreed by a Speech and Language Therapist in conjunction with the school and family through a range of activities:

  • Working individually with a child/ young person within the school
  • Modelling strategies to class teachers/ teaching assistants
  • Working with a small group
  • Creating resources for the therapy team

To be shortlisted to interview for this position your application will clearly evidence:

  • Experience of working with children and young people either within mainstream or specialist schools and centres
  • Experience of working on communication and interaction targets
  • Ability to adapt your approach and communication style to help children communicate
  • Ability to work flexibly and independently

All therapy staff are provided with a laptop and access to a mobile phone.

In-house supervision will be provided by one of our clinical supervisors

Additional Information

The closing date for this advert is the 19th April 2021, although we will be looking at applications as they come in and may shortlist in advance of the closing date. This advert will close early if there is sufficient interest before the closing date.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st April 2021 and will be conducted on site at our Greenwich Campus.

Educ8 Services are partnered with and committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.

An enhanced DBS ‘Disclosure and Barring Service’ check for regulated activity (formerly known as CRB) and the Children’s and Adults’ Barred List checks will be required for this role.

£19,737 – £21,142 per annum

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