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Speech and Language Therapist - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Bradstow School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC212-7077-38S
  • Posted:27/09/2022
  • Pay:£25,763 - £46,265 DOE
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:31/10/2022 at 16:00
  • Interviews:Ongoing



Therapy Band 5 – 7 DOE

Permanent position

37.5 hours per week, all year round

We are seeking a Band 5 - 6 Speech and Language Therapist, with the option of recruiting a Band 7 Lead Speech and Language Therapist for a suitably experienced candidate. 

In this role you will work in a specialist Communication Team (Including the Learning Resources Centre) to support children and young adults with complex needs including Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Severe Learning Disabilities and associated challenging behaviours. This will be carried out in close collaboration with all contact staff and teams, to develop the students’ overall communication and language skills with a focus on functional skills in everyday life.

You will be required to take the lead on all communication and language issues at Bradstow, acting as the point of reference for educational and residential staff teams at all levels. You will also be responsible for providing support, guidance and professional development to child contact staff and families on developing functional communication skills.

A Lead Speech and Language Therpist will additionally lead and line manage all members of the specialist Communication Team, including the Learning Resource Centre.

For all posts we look for candidates who are mature, warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with vulnerable children.

We offer a generous salary and benefits including:

  • Highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Rewards High Street Discount Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Investors In People Platinum Accredited employer
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Thorough induction process
  • Strong health and well-being focus

To apply, please download an application pack from our website http://www.bradstow.wandsworth.sch.uk/careersbradstow/bradstowvacancies.html

Alternatively, you can email us at personnel@bradstow.wandsworth.sch.uk or request an application pack by calling 01843 608727.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Bradstow is a residential special school registered as a children's home in Broadstairs, Kent. It is maintained by the London Borough of Wandsworth for children and young people with severe intellectual disabilities who are on the autistic spectrum continuum. Many of our children and young people have associated communication difficulties and emotional/behavioural challenges associated with their disabilities and medical needs.

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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.