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Speech and Language Therapist (Salt) - Full-time

Ripplevale Upper School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-195S
  • Posted:11/09/2022
  • Pay:NHS Band 6 equivalent (Pro Rata)
  • Start Date:Sept 2022
  • App Close Date:30/09/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Job Description

Due to a successful expansion of our school, we are looking to employ a Speech and Language Therapist to work full-time - term time plus 70 Inset hours.  Monday to Friday 8:45am – 3:45pm. The post will cover  Ripple, Broadstairs and Trinty School and College in Rochester.

We are looking for an innovative and passionate SaLT specialist with at least 12 months of experience who is looking for an exciting post in a well-established Independent school. You will be responsible for assisting in leading and overseeing the SaLT provision throughout the school sites, from primary aged children through to Post 16. You will be a self-starter working as part of a multidisciplinary team, responsible for the delivery of the SaLT and communication initiatives. You will monitor and report on the SaLT provision for individuals and groups of pupils and ensure that you take the lead in identifying any support or training requirements to support the highest standard of SaLT delivery. You will demonstrate initiative and drive to facilitate the best outcomes for all our pupils, families and carers.

We would ideally like someone with experience working in a school setting or with a paediatric population, but will consider recently qualified therapists if you have other relevant experience.

  • Manageable caseload numbers
  • member of a lovely, supportive, well established therapy team
  • dedicated therapy space
  • well resourced therapy department with up to date assessments
  • supervision from an experienced therapy team lead
  • access to CPD both in-house and by accessing external courses
  • lots of flexibility in the way you offer therapy - 1 to 1 sessions, small groups,

in-class support

Application pack (covering letter & information for applicants, job description, person specification, application form and relevant policies) is available to download from our school website: https://www.ripplevaleschool.co.uk/workwithus   Please note; APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ON RIPPLEVALE SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM PLEASE. CVs on their own will be rejected.  You can also email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk or telephone 01304 373866 to request an application pack.


Child Protection & Safeguarding

Ripplevale School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be required to;

Have an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Ensure you are aware of all Ripplevale School’s Child Protection & Safeguarding Policies.


Ensure you abide by those policies (names and points of contact for all relevant agencies can be found in the policies


Participate in all Child Protection & Safeguarding training as required by the school.

Immediately report any incidents of a child protection/safeguarding nature.

Be aware that failure by a member of staff to report actual or suspected physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect of a pupil is a disciplinary offence

Please note: This post is not exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

Ripplevale School is an independent day special school for pupils aged from 6 to 18 years old who have an EHCP (Education Health Care Plan) with a diagnosis of ASD, often with associated conditions.

Ripplevale School is situated over two sites. Ripplevale Lower School is situated in Broadstairs, teaching a Primary provision and Ripplevale Upper School is based in the village of Ripple near Deal, with our Secondary and Post 16 provision.

We have a committed and dedicated team which includes teachers, teaching assistants, higher level teaching assistants, a range of therapists, administrative staff and support staff. All play a significant role in the education and development of each pupil and work to create a warm, informal, friendly atmosphere in which the pupils feel secure, safe and confident.


Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jane Norris
  • Address:Chapel Lane, Ripple, Deal, Kent, CT14 8JG
  • Telephone: 01304 373866
  • Email: hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.