Interim Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist

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Interim Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
Newham, London
Contract / Temporary

Newham RQ614188

Posted: 23rd June 2022 13:27
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  • Pay Rate:

    £22.29 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 – 3 months

  • Newham, London,

    E13 9NB

What's involved with this role:

Interim Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist – Education

Reference no:  Newham RQ614188

An Enhanced DBS is required for this role.

To provide a specialist speech & language therapy service to children & young people with autism and/or social communication needs in mainstream schools.

Key responsibilities:

  • To ensure that children, young people and families receive a first class service that fulfils their potential, and when they need additional support, provide services that are local and easily accessible.
  • To support managers in the development delivery and review of planning, performance, commissioning services for children, young people, their families and carers so that overall costs are reduced but the life chances of children and young people are maximised.
  • To act independently within the service as a specialist resource and advisor on the support and management of the communication and learning need of pupils with autism spectrum disorder
  • To provide a specialist service of assessment, support and intervention and delivery of programmes of speech and language therapy intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder
  • To have secure knowledge of effective approaches to teaching and learning for children with autism spectrum disorder and to work with schools to model and deliver programmes of intervention to ensure maximum curricular access and progression for pupils
  • To work proactively with headteachers and other staff to promote the achievement of children and young people with autism spectrum disorder and to do this in a way which fosters partnership working and successful transition between settings.
  • To work proactively, and in partnership with professionals across the children and young people's service, the local authority, outside agencies (including the voluntary sector) to ensure cohesive service delivery to families, schools and settings
  • To co-ordinate objectives and work on developments for specific projects and areas of work within the work of the team, as required by managers and senior SLT
  • To ensure that the day to day management and professional speech and language therapy support and supervision and appraisal arrangements for designated staff are carried out, in line with RCSLT and HCPC regulations, and Local Authority guidelines

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  • Recognised Speech and Language Therapy Degree qualification.
  • Registered member of Health Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of comprehensive professional development, including specialist training courses in the field of autism spectrum disorder
  • Specialist knowledge and understanding of the relevant issues (including national and local initiatives) in both education generally and SEN
  • Specialist knowledge of a range of assessment and intervention techniques specific to the management and support of children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Significant experience of working with children and young people, with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive settings/schools
  • Evidence of planning and delivering training to a range of audiences
  • Well-developed problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to produce high quality reports Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  • ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
  • Previous experience in a similar role

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  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Interim Highly Specialist Speech & Language Therapist
Client Category: Local Authority

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