Paediatric Speech Therapist _ (Bristol) (£28,000 Neg)

Recruiter
Connect Wellbeing
Location
Bristol
Salary
28000.0000
Posted
08 Feb 2017
Closes
08 Mar 2017
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Connect Wellbeing are recruiting on behalf of SEN's School near Bristol with a newly created permanent vacancy for a Speech Therapist to join the MDT. You will join an experienced team working with Children with ASD's, LD’s & challenging behaviour alongside Clinicians from OT & Psychology.

· Independently manage a caseload of children with ASD’s who have speech, language & communication difficulties.

· Undertake a range of assessments, both standardised and non-standardised taking account of medical, social & educational factors

· Collaborative working and liaise with a wide range of professions and teams in education and residential services to promote communication and speech development

· Ensure that all work is carried out in close collaboration with all those involved in children’s care so that the approach to intervention and support is co-ordinated and comprehensive

· Ensure effective communication of complex condition-related information to parents/carers

· Ensure children are involved in goal setting and decision making around their own care as appropriate to their age, developmental level and language skills

· Ensure parents/carers are involved in decision making around their child’s care

· Liaise effectively and work in partnership with other professionals (particularly teachers and teaching assistants), including the development of shared goals for intervention

· Convey information clearly to students, carers and other professionals both in verbal and written form

· Communicate effectively with students with communication problems where difficulties to understanding exist, using observation, listening and empathy

· Adopt a flexible, innovative approach to overcome barriers to verbal expression and understanding when communicating with students

· Demonstrate empathy with students, carers and families, and provide support ensuring that effective communication is achieved often where barriers to understanding exist

· Work with other MDT team members / professionals to ensure an integrated, seamless service and care plan

· Attend & participate in professional and other relevant meetings

You will be a HCPC registered Speech & Language Therapist; contact Morgan at Connect Wellbeing for a confidential discussion.