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Speech and Language Therapist - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Oakley School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-7070-106S
  • Posted:06/01/2022
  • Pay:£24,000 to £35,000 per annum (pro rata)
  • Start Date:As soon as available.
  • App Close Date:28/01/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday, 9th February 2022


Speech & Language Therapist(s)

Term time only

Applicants looking for full-time work or a part-time/job share opportunity are welcome.

Our Mission: Children and Young People at the heart of all we do.

Our Ethos: Work Hard, Be Kind, Have Fun, Stay Safe

Oakley School is the Tunbridge Wells District Special School for day pupils, aged from 3 to 19 years, all of whom have profound, severe and complex needs.

We are committed towards becoming an Outstanding School, which provides a centre of therapeutic excellence to support the learning and achievement of all Oakley School pupils.

We are seeking an innovative and experienced Speech & Language Therapist to join our vibrant, friendly, positive and forward-looking team, working across our three sites.  For the right candidate we would also consider applications from newly qualified therapists.

You will be joining a dynamic Therapy Team, which includes Speech & Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Assistants.  You will play an integral part in mapping the SaLT provision and working with our Therapy Assistants to support pupils and their Parents/Carers to achieve person centred outcomes relevant to Education, Health Care Plans.

The ideal candidate will ideally have experience of working with children and young people with a range of special educational needs and disabilities, within an educational setting.

Hours: 37 hrs per week, working 8.30am to 4.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8.30am to 5pm on Tuesdays and 8.30am to 3.30pm on Fridays, with half an hour lunch break each day.  The post is term time only plus two extra weeks to be worked across the holidays.

Salary range: £24,000 to £35,000 per annum, dependent on qualifications and experience and paid pro rata to hours and weeks worked.

Clinical supervision and excellent continued professional development will be available.

Visits to meet us are both encouraged and welcomed, please contact Sandra Wisdom, School Business Manager by e-mailing swisdom@oakley.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

Closing date is 12noon on Friday, 28th January 2022.

Selection Process/Interviews will take place on Wednesday, 9th February.

 If you are interested in this role please look at our website for further information and how to apply:  www.oakleyschool.co.uk  or email recruitment@oakley.kent.sch.uk  Please note that, for safeguarding reasons, we cannot accept CVs.

Oakley School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, a commitment we expect all staff to share and uphold.

Information about the school

Oakley School is the Tunbridge Wells District Special School for day pupils, aged from 3 to 19 years, with a specialist Observation and Assessment Nursery for 3-5 years. All our children and young people have profound, severe/complex needs and communication and learning difficulties.

We have a site in Tonbridge which caters for our Phase 4 (16+) students and a site in Tunbridge Wells which caters for children and young people from the age of 3 to 16. We also have a satellite provision at Skinners' Kent Primary School. Our one-day Section 8 OFSTED inspection in March 2019 reaffirmed us as 'Good'. We aspire to be outstanding in all that we do.

Job Contact Information

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).