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Lead Speech & Language Therapist - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Bradstow School, Broadstairs

  • Ref:KCC212-7077-21S
  • Posted:30/11/2021
  • Pay:NHS Equivalent Band 7
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:10/12/2021 at 16:00
  • Interviews:January 2022

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LEAD SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST

Therapy Band 7

Permanent position

37.5 hours per week, all year round

Bradstow is a creative and unique residential school for children between the ages of 5 & 19. It is situated in 13 acres of parkland just a few hundred metres from the sandy beaches of Broadstairs. We seek to meet the needs of children and young people with autism and severe learning difficulties with associated behaviours that may be challenging. We have achieved national recognition for our developments in Communication and Behaviour Management.

In this role you will lead and line manage 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.

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 Gold Accredited employer
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Thorough induction process
  • Strong health and well-being focus
  • Free meals with our young people
  • Term time working

To apply, please down load 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.

Closing Date: 10th December 2021

Interviews: January 2022

We look forward to hearing from you.

Information about the school

Bradstow is a residential special school registered as a childrens' 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).