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Speech and Language Therapist - Full-time

Five Acre Wood School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7056-372S
  • Posted:04/08/2022
  • Pay:£26,598 to £34,693-depending on experience
  • Start Date:September
  • App Close Date:18/08/2022 at 10:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Responsible to: Therapy Lead

Location: To work across all sites used by FAW

Hours: 37 hours per week (8.30am-4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Finishing at 4pm one day per week)

Salary: KR8-KR9 (equivalent to NHS Band 5-6) depending on experience;

£26,598-£34,693 (this is based on working a full year. Working term-time only is an option but the salary would then be pro-rated)

 

Are you adaptable and able to bring out the best in our pupils with special talents, aged 2 – 19, with severe, profound or complex needs?

We are looking for a Speech and Language Therapist to work Monday to Friday 8.30am-4.30pm (finishing at 4pm one day per week). This can be a full year role (with 27 days annual leave) or term time only.

We are looking for drive, enthusiasm and potential to join our friendly, professional, positive and forward looking school. This is a great opportunity to develop your career by building on your current success.

The successful candidate will be a qualified and experienced Speech and Language Therapist. 

 Job Purpose

  • To assess, diagnose, treat and manage own specialist caseload of pupils and maintain associated records.
  • To provide specialist intervention and evaluate outcomes.
  • To train and support the carers of pupils and participate in appropriate specialist training to other colleagues.
  • To advise and provide clinical support to other therapists/staff on Speech & Language Therapy issues, across the timetable and curriculum.
  • To supervise the work of assistants, students and other staff working with the post holder.
  • To provide total commitment to the safeguarding of pupils and the provision of opportunities for all pupils to achieve within the child centred curriculum.

 

MAIN PROFESSIONAL DUTIES

  • To provide specialist advice to other parties.
  • To deliver Speech & Language Therapy in service.
  • To maintain records, reports and other paperwork

Please see job description for a full list of duties.

You will benefit from opportunities for further professional development and career progression as we value and support staff in all aspects of school life. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to inclusive principles and be committed to safeguarding children and young people.

You are very welcome to email/ring for an informal conversation. If you are interested, please complete the application form and forward to us.

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references.

 

Information about the school

Five Acre Wood is a successful outward looking and expanding District Special School based over sites in and around Maidstone, Kent.

We currently have over 750 pupils on roll aged 2-19 years with profound, severe and complex needs, we are one of the largest special needs schools in the country. We have 420 employees. Our Outstanding school will continue to expand and we are looking for people with a positive approach to join us who share our vision of "Only the best will do" for all our students.

Our achievements include the WAS Wellbeing Award, which recognises how we look after employees and pupils.

We are a very supportive school, we offer opportunities for further professional development and career development.

For further information regarding the school, please go to our website www.fiveacrewood.co.uk

We hold an annual music festival for our pupils and employees, it gives them the opportunity experience something they may not ordinarily be able to access. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xOR-PlaONI (If the link doesn’t connect - You Tube “Five Acre Woodstock 2019 – Amazing Festival in a Day”)

Nathan Grisdale was on the X factor and reached the “Six chair challenge”. He heard about our school. He wrote a song for us and filmed it with our pupils. You can see it here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJF9MlJHt-I
(If the link doesn’t connect – You Tube Nathan Grisdale - Don't Give Up (Official music video)

We have recently released our own single feat. Jack Rose, view the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maa_veNaobU (if the link doesn't work search 'Five Acre Wood School Hall of Fame'

Five Acre Wood is committed to the safeguarding of all its pupils, you will therefore be subject to an enhanced disclosure process. As part of our responsibility for safeguarding, in addition to the Kent policy of one employment and one personal reference, the school will request additional employment references. The school will also, as outlined in Keeping children Safe in Education 2022, complete an online search for shortlisted candidates.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Nicola Devereux
  • Address:Boughton Lane, Maidstone , Kent, ME15 9QF
  • Telephone: (01622) 743925
  • Email: hr@five-acre.kent.sch.uk

Fax: 01622 744828

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.