Speech and Language Therapist

TBAP Multi Academy Trust
North London
£26,565 - £35,577
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Speech and Language Therapist

Location: London
Salary: Band 6 from point 21-29 (AFC rate) (£26,565 - £35,577) with additional inner London weighting of £4,158.
Contract: Full time, permanent

About us

TBAP is the highest performing AP academy chain in the country led by Seamus Oates, a Chief Executive of national standing.

TBAP Multi-Academy Trust includes The Courtyard AP Academy, which has been judged ?outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted. We deliver excellent Alternative Provision Education across four London boroughs and in Cambridgeshire, as well as our new 16-19 Academic AP Academy in Fulham. Through our Teaching School Alliance we are also able to deliver exciting CPD and research programs at all levels.

At TBAP, learning is at the heart of our approach. We offer a holistic curriculum that integrates social care and therapeutic interventions with education, to provide appropriate support for some extremely vulnerable young people, we believe that all young people have the potential to grow up to be successful adults. We understand that providing high quality therapeutic interventions for our learners is an essential part of the support that we offer them.

About the role

We seek a highly motivated Speech and Language Therapist to join our innovative and creative team of therapists to deliver specialist assessment and interventions to our primary and secondary learners (KS1-KS4). In addition the successful candidate will be required to provide training and support to staff around best practice in promoting language and communication skills. The post involves partnership working with colleagues, external agencies, parents and carers across our West
London, sites therefore, the ability to travel from one provision to another is essential.

Key duties:

- To identify and prioritise a caseload of learners in liaison with Lead Therapist, SEN Lead and Directors of Access and Inclusion and provide individualised, evidence based interventions to meet their needs
- To apply clinical knowledge and skills in 1:1 and group interventions with clients with complex speech, language and communication needs, including brief, medium and long-term work.
- To maintain accurate records in accordance with Trust guidelines.
- To provide written and verbal feedback about interventions in a variety of forms that are suitable for a range of audiences including young people, their families and other professionals
- To accept referrals identified by local Senior Leadership Teams.
- To respond sensitively at all times to the emotional needs of clients and their carers when working together.
- To provide training, support and guidance to school staff enabling them to better identify and support learners with complex communication needs.
- To attend case conferences, handovers, CP or CIN meetings, Annual Reviews and other clinical meetings, when possible, taking responsibility for communicating with professionals within the wider community and learners' families and carers, within the boundaries of confidentiality
- To be a registered member of RCSLT and HPC adhering to clinical guidelines and standards of practice
- To manage difficult and demanding clinical situations arising from working with clients with challenging social, emotional, speech, language and communication needs, including exploring complex, sensitive and disturbing personal issues in one to one and group sessions.
- To deal with conflict and resolve difficulties arising in clinical interventions
- To actively participate in audits in relation to service evaluation and development
- To work flexibly and innovatively according to the demands of the service and to perform duties within the competence of the post holder. This may include referring onto external agencies with appropriate consent from clients or parents and carers (such as CAMHS, WLAC or MST).
- To be responsible for the maintenance of the therapeutic space as a safe and secure therapeutic environment within clinical sessions.
- To promote and apply equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory interventions that respect the clients' customs, values and spiritual beliefs at all times
- Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

This job description is an outline, which reflects the present requirements of the post and is not intended to be an inflexible or finite list of duties and responsibilities. As these duties and responsibilities change and develop the job description will be amended from time to time in consultation with the post holder.

The TBAP Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.

The closing date for receipt of applications Midday on Wednesday 10th May 2017

Interview date - Week commencing 15th May 2017