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Lead Speech and Language Therapist - Full-time

Gravesend, UK
Closing date
3 Dec 2020

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Start Date: January 2021

Pay: Kent Range 10 to 12 (£33,678 to £53,395)

Ifield School are seeking to appoint a full-time Lead Speech and Language Therapist from January 2021.

We are looking for somebody with drive and enthusiasm to join our friendly, professional, positive and forward looking school. The successful candidate will be a qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapist. This is a great opportunity to develop your career by building on your current success.

Ifield School is an outstanding school with a commitment to developing communication through a Total Communication approach for pupils and an in-depth training programme for all staff. There may be opportunities for developing our outreach work with mainstream schools in and around Gravesend, including our partner school in the Cedar Federation.

The Speech and Language Therapy team is an integral part of our school and provides the following services:
  • Training to staff and families
  • Resources to support our total communication approach
  • Outreach support
  • Implementation of speech and language therapy with pupils from early years to learners at our LINK19 provision.

To find out more about our school and whether you would like to become part of our team, please take a look at our school website.

The successful applicant must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and be a member of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Please refer to the attached job description for main duties and responsibilities.

Closing Date: 01/12/2020 at 09:00

Interviews: w/c 7th December 2020

Information about the school

Ifield is a Foundation District Special School for pupils with profound, severe and complex learning needs and communication and interaction difficulties from age four to nineteen. Ifield School has a dynamic and innovative staff who work closely with pupils to create an ethos of care, respect and success. Inclusion is one of our priorities and this is achieved through our outreach, resources and training centre, Ifield SMILE.

In May 2018 Ofsted judged Ifield as an Outstanding school for the third consecutive time.

Ifield was designated a National Teaching School in September 2014 and is committed to the development of the Thames Teaching Alliance for the remainder of its tenure.

Ifield School is one of the founding members of KSENT, a co-operative trust for Kent Special Schools.

In September 2015, Ifield School federated with King's Farm Primary School under one Governing Body collectively known as the Cedar Federation. Ifield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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