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Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Ripplevale Upper School, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-6047-265S
  • Posted:27/11/2023
  • Pay:NHS Band 5 equivalent £29,828 - £36,311 (Pro Rata)
  • Start Date:February 2024
  • App Close Date:30/01/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Job Description

Due to a successful expansion in our schools, we are looking to employ a Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist to work full-time - term time only. Monday to Friday 8:45am – 3:45pm plus inset hours, currently 2 hours on a Tuesday. The post may cover two sites, Ripplevale Upper School in Ripple and Ripplevale Lower School in Broadstairs, however, this is negotiable and may be based over one area for the right candidate.

We are looking for an innovative and passionate SaLT specialist, who is looking for an exciting post in a well-established SEN Independent school. You will be responsible for assisting in the SaLT provision for students from primary aged children through to Post 16 with Autism and or SLCN needs. You will be a self-starter working as part of a multidisciplinary team, delivering SALT and communication interventions. You will monitor and report on the SALT provision for individuals and groups of students, identifying any SALT needs, devising provision plans and delivering the best outcomes for all our students. 

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

Benefits include manageable caseload numbers, support and supervision from a well-established therapy team lead and access to CPD both in-house and via external courses.

Please note APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED ON RIPPLEVALE SCHOOL APPLICATION FORM PLEASE. CVs on their own will be rejected.  Please email hr@ripplevaleschool.co.uk or telephone 01304 373866 to request an application pack, Job Description and Person Specification.


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.

 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, for 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.