Speech and Language Therapist (Band 5)
Fixed term January 2014 to July 2014
Are you a self-motivated therapist with some paediatric background and a keen interest in special educational needs? Could you support young people aged 5-25 with a wide range of needs including learning disability and autism?
This post offers:
- Support from Senior SLTs and AAC technician
- Joint working with Therapy and Psychology teams
- Excellent admin and IT support
- Regular mentoring and full programme of professional development
- Fringe London Weighting
Experience of epilepsy is not needed as we will train you. Newly qualified therapists will be considered. Informal visits welcome. Call Linda Edwards, Therapy Manager on 01342 831270.
Job title: Band 5 Speech and Language Therapist (part-time, 18.5 hours per week)
Reports to: Therapy Manager
Closing Date: Wednesday 18 December 2013
The speech and language therapist is responsible for assessment, intervention and consultation, to facilitate development of students’ communication and eating and drinking skills
To meet the needs of all students effectively by working in partnership with other disciplines, especially the Therapy and Psychology teams.
- To demonstrate awareness of the roles of all other Therapy and Psychology disciplines
- To work together with other disciplines for the effective management of students wherever appropriate
- To direct the work of a Speech and Language Therapy technician where available in delivering therapy programmes for students on the post-holder’s caseload
- To provide observation opportunities for Speech and Language Therapy trainees on clinical placement
Clinical Work – Complex special needs
To manage a delineated caseload of students with epilepsy and/or autism spectrum disorders together with other complex developmental or acquired needs attending the School and/or Further Education College through assessment, intervention and consultation.
- To contribute an opinion on the suitability of Young Epilepsy to meet a prospective student’s needs, with support.
- To provide a baseline assessment of each new student’s communication and/or eating/drinking skills and the environment in which these skills are used
- To evaluate the impact of epilepsy or other complex neurological problems on a student’s current communicative competence, taking into account variability and potential loss of skills
- To provide detailed recommendations which are suitable for incorporation into the student’s education or care programmes
- To inform parents of the aims of regular therapy sessions
- To pass on skills in communication or eating and drinking issues related to a specific student
- To refer complex eating/drinking difficulties to a more senior SLT
- To seek advice on more complex AAC issues
- To identify other situations beyond the postholder’s current clinical competence and refer on/seek advice as needed
To develop skills in training staff and carers on topics related to communication and/or eating and drinking by presenting workshops, induction or talks and to participate in external training as appropriate.
- To participate in staff induction as required
- After initial probationary period, to run training sessions for internal staff in association with other SLTs on topics related to SLT area
- After initial period, to participate in external training courses in association with members of the SLT team or other staff at Young Epilepsy as appropriate
To be agreed with postholder
Ensure all duties are carried out in accordance with Health & Safety regulations as given in Health & Safety Manual.
This Job Description is not exhaustive and the postholder may be required to undertake other appropriate duties and projects from time to time.
Young Epilepsy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Job Specification: Speech and Language Therapist Band 5
Department: Speech and Language
|Experience|| Good reports from under/postgraduate clinical placements