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Speech and Language Therapist

Contact Information: careers@kedlestongroup.com
Location: Liverpool
Salary: up to £27,000 dependent upon experience
Date Posted: 10/02/2021
Closing Date: "No Closing Date Stated"
Job Type: permanent
Setting: Olsen House Liverpool
Job Description: 2021021002_74_SaLT Person Specification and Job Description.docx  Download

We have an exciting opportunity for a part-time vibrant and enthusiastic Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, to join our dynamic, expanding, multi-disciplinary North-West Clinical Team. Our specialist schools provide trauma-informed care and education, where all of young people's needs are considered and supported holistically to provide the best possible individual outcomes. As a staff team, we are healing-focussed and highly motivated to enrich the lives of our young people.

One therapist will provide support to Olsen House School in Crosby, 4 days per week on a term-time only basis. Olsen House prepares children and young people for the future through a modern curriculum, and is a nurturing environment where every young person is valued and supported.

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. We support young people living with social emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism (ASC), communication and sensory difficulties, attachment difficulties, childhood trauma and moderate learning difficulties (MLD). 

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. If you feel you have the expertise, determination and skills needed to join our team and work in an exciting setting where no two days are the same, then please do apply. We look forward to receiving your application.

Your role will require you to:

  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team to improve the effectiveness of service delivery. This includes contributing your specialist knowledge and expertise to complete multi-disciplinary reports;
  • 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;
  • Identify speech, language and communication difficulties or disorders; assessing the cause and nature of the problem;
  • Devise and deliver 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;
  • Review, assess and revise the programme as appropriate;
  • Advise parents, carers and education staff on implementing a treatment programme and train those other professionals in therapy delivery;
  • 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
  • Participate in a range of team meetings, supporting the progress of our residential and day pupils.
  • Write confidential client case notes and reports, as well as information for clients, carers and other professionals;
  • Plan and deliver training sessions to staff and parents / carers, as appropriate.
  • Participate in Kedleston wide meetings which may require you to travel to other venues.
  • Be willing to work flexibly on a term-time only basis, such as providing twilight training on occasion, but this will always be negotiated beforehand to suit your work/life balance.
  • The full time salary is £35,000 to £39,000 per annum which is up to £27,000 pro rata for 4 days per week term time only (working 39 weeks of the year) . 

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