This role is working 4 days a week, 38 weeks per year during school term time and INSET plus 6 weeks holiday to be taken during school closure periods.
At Kedleston Group, our vision is simple, every provision we operate will be recognised as ‘outstanding’ in every way. We will never be the biggest, but we will lead, and others will follow.
About the role:
As a Speech and Language Therapist at High Peak School, you will be an integral part of our teams who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. Our close-knit clinical team currently provides Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Individual settings also provide Educational Psychology, Owl Therapy, Rebound Therapy, Dog Therapy and School Nursing. Your personal development and growth is important to us, and you will be supported by a Senior Speech and Language Therapist to assist with this.
As part of this role you will maintain your own specialist, complex caseload of young people, while taking into account priority cases, waiting lists, successful outcomes, referral and discharge of service users, you will identify speech, language and communication difficulties or disorders; assessing the cause and nature of the problem and devising and delivering a suitable therapeutic programme, working on a one-to-one basis or in groups, to enable each of your young people to improve as much as possible. You will advise parents, carers and education staff on implementing a treatment programme and train those other professionals in therapy delivery and monitor and evaluate young people's progress. This will be shared in a timely manner to support EHCP reviews, CLA meetings and Kedleston Governance processes, to ensure progress continues to be made and recommendations remain up-to-date and appropriate.
We would love to hear from you if you share our passion and commitment to developing confident and capable young people by meeting their educational, health and social care needs in structured, nurturing school and home provisions.
Why work for us?
- a competitive salary and generous annual leave entitlement
- a comprehensive induction programme so you can hit the ground running
- continued professional development and training
- contributions to your pension
- a friendly, passionate team committed to getting the best outcomes for our young people
- £500 refer-a-friend bonus
- OFSTED bonuses
- life insurance
- cycle to work scheme and laptop loans
- discounts on cinema trips, electronics, fashion, home and garden, travel, groceries, gifts, utilities, health and fitness
- birthday treats
- long service and employee of the month awards
- employee assistance and counselling service, wellbeing support and advice
- optional flu jab
High Peak School, part of Kedleston Group, is an independent specialist residential primary and secondary education setting in Disley near Stockport for children and young people aged between the ages of 7 and 16. We support and care for children with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, individuals on the autism spectrum and young people with ADHD, dyspraxia and dyslexia.
We look for people to join our staff team who have the creativity and enthusiasm needed to deliver the best outcomes for the children and young people.
Kedleston Group Limited is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility. You will be expected to engage in annual safeguarding training, be familiar with key policies and ensure you know the steps to take should you be made aware of a safeguarding or child protection concern. You will remain vigilant and act swiftly if you have concerns about a child and be an appropriate role model for both children and colleagues at all times.
The successful candidate is required to provide references and will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.