Speech And Language Therapist

  • Competitive
  • Ramsgate, Kent
  • Trapeze Recruitment Services Ltd

Company Profile

Working for a creative and unique residential school for children situated in 13 acres of parkland just a few hundred metres from the sandy beaches of Broadstairs.

Job Summary

In this role you will lead and mentor a specialist Communication Team to support children and young adults with complex needs acting as the point of reference for educational and residential staff teams at all levels.

Key responsibilities include:

• Independently manage a caseload of children and young people with complex communication difficulties and challenging behavioural needs

• Undertake comprehensive assessment using investigative and analytic skills

• Use specialist knowledge to inform sound clinical judgements for case management

• Communicate complex condition-related information from these assessments to families/carers and members of the Care and Education teams and other external professionals

• Identify appropriate and effective strategies to facilitate and enhance communicative effectiveness and reduce challenging behaviour

• Provide clear and detailed Speech and Language Therapy programmes

• Collaborate with and train Care and Education staff in delivering specialist speech and language therapy programmes

• Participate in reflective practice and receive regular supervision

• Keep up to date with the latest technology and initiatives

• Provide specialist advice to senior management as well as external agencies and local education authorities

• Ensure that the Speech and Language Therapy Team delivers all aspects of speech and language intervention to a high clinical standard

Skills, know-how and experience required:

• Diploma or Degree leading to the Royal College Speech and Language Therapists Certificate to Practice

• Registered member of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

• Registered member of Health and Care Professionals Council- Licence to Practice

• Evidence of completion of specialist short courses related to children with learning disabilities is desirable

• Experience of training other professionals

• Ability to adapt written and verbal communication to suit the needs of the client

• Ability to interpret a range of communication strategies

• Excellent interpersonal skills- including observation, listening and empathy

• Good organisational and time management skills

Only suitable candidates will be directly contacted about this position and we will not store or process the data of candidates in any way unless consent has been obtained.

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