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

Snowfields Academy , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7006-22S
  • Posted:07/02/2022
  • Pay:Actual salary £22,734 per annum
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:14/02/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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About the role: Are you at the beginning of a thriving career in Speech and Language Therapy? Are you keen to be part of a collaborative and highly experienced team? Are you looking for career progression in a vibrant environment? Then please read on, this opportunity might be for you!

Snowfields Academy has a fantastic opportunity and are seeking a Speech & Language Therapist to join and enhance the work of their already established and successful team who provide therapy within an outstanding special educational needs environment. The department benefits from incredibly strong leadership and this is a great opportunity for a therapist who is looking to make a contribution to the already diverse therapy team within the academy. The successful candidate will be responsible for their own caseload and will work in partnership with colleagues to ensure delivery of a high quality service. We are looking for someone who will run sessions with students and support the team.

This role is ideal for those who have recently qualified and have a real interest in working with children with Autism. Relevant training can be provided and you will be supported within the department. 

This role is full-time (37 hours per week) during Term Time plus 2 weeks. The actual salary offered for this position is £22,734​​​​​​​ (£25,771 full time equivalent) to reflect the term time working pattern, This actual salary is comparable to NHS Band 5  (£25,655).​​​​​​​

Please be aware that this role will require the successful candidate to support both campuses in Bearsted and Cranbrook. 

 

What are we looking for in you? As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate/evidence the following:

  • RCSLT recognised degree/diploma and a registered member of RCSLT
  • Member of the Health Care Professions Council
  • Experience of assessment and management of speech, language and communication needs
  • A commitment to multi-disciplinary/agency working

In return, we can offer:

  • Clinical supervision
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • The chance to be part of a wider successful multi-academy Trust, sharing best practice in every way possible

 

Information about the school

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: Snowfields Academy opened in September 2020 in Bearsted as a new secondary provision for students with ASD. From 2022 we will open an additional Campus at Cranbrook. When full we will offer 240 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age-related expectations. Class sizes are small with 12/13 in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy benefits from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment supports specialisms in horticulture and catering with a purpose-designed teaching kitchen, servery and cafe, and internal and external horticulture facilities supporting our students into employment. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.​​​​​​​

At Snowfields Academy we:

Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3

Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential

Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn

Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity

Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals

Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties

Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do

Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.

Snowfields Academy Student & Staff Charter:

Work Hard

Be Kind

Communicate

Stay Safe

Be Happy​​​​​​

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff.​​​​​​​

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Gidds Pond Way, Off Newnham Court Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5FT
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk

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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).