Speech and Language Therapy Assistant - Liverpool, Merseyside
We are seeking a Speech Language Therapy Assistant to join our highly supportive team working collaboratively with children, families and members of the children’s workforce across the North West. We welcome applicants who share our mission, vision and values and who are committed to working with others, using innovative and evidence based practice.
The successful candidate will work with our Highly Specialist SLT, SLT and the multi-disciplinary team to provide services for children aged 3-19 with complex needs within a purpose built school near Aintree.
Here's what current employees say about our organisation:
- Leadership - “consistently approachable, supportive and are always doing the best for everybody and service users”; “a pleasure to work for”; “I feel that the management and the Communicate Team are very supportive, organised and forward thinking”.
- The Team - “I feel proud to be a part of this team”; “Love what I do and enjoy working in such a supportive team that celebrates achievements”; "Regular contact with other SLTs for guidance/supervision (often weekly or off the cuff)"; "Robust procedures in place, and flexible work schedule"; "Provide work laptop and mobile phone".
- Development Opportunities - "Adequate settling-in period"; "Good opportunity for training e.g. ELKLAN, Hanen, ICAN or PECs etc."
- Workload - "Manageable caseload with opportunity to provide high quality therapy"; “good level of flexibility to manage own caseload”, “feels good to deliver intervention and review regularly to see high impact” “supporting children from start to finish so they are making a difference” , "I like influencing service delivery".
Essential requirements of the post
- Commitment to Communicate’s mission, vision and values
- Experience working with children with special educational needs
- Respect for confidential information
- Enhanced DBS applied for by Communicate SLT CIC following appointment
- 3 or more years experiences working within a school
- Experience working with children with autistic spectrum disorder
- Experience of using AAC including signing and PECS
- Experience working with children with emotional or behavioural difficulties
(These are only desirable since this post may be taken by someone with the ethos, disposition and passion to work and develop their skills in this area)
- As part of a team, provide a speech, language and communication services to children attending a special school, directly and through support to their families and the multi-disciplinary team
- Support the assessment of pupils speech, language and communication skills in consultation with the multi-disciplinary team and SLTs
- Keep accurate records
- Undertake work which supports children to achieve therapy targets and monitor progress
- Provide intervention on an individual or group basis as required
- Deliver and demonstrate SLT programmes and groups for pupils, under the guidance of the SLTs
- Work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, contributing to the planning, development and delivery of an effective and efficient service
- Liaise with other involved agencies and with families to provide an integrated service
- Access clinical supervision within the team via regular meetings, supervision, mentoring and appraisals
- Be committed to continuing your own professional development
- Contribute to the development of training
- Contribute to the evaluation and monitoring of services
Equality and diversity are hugely important to Communicate, and applications are welcomed from talented people from all experiences and perspectives.
The successful candidates will undergo Enhanced DBS checks and will be registered members of RCSLT and HCPC.
To find out more and apply click here: https://communicate-slt.org.uk/about-us-team/vacancies/
Salary: Employed at FTE £18,813 - £21,819 pro-rata (depending on experience). This equates to an actual salary of £10,544.39 - £12,227.12.
Hours: 25 hours per week (9:30 – 3pm 5 hours per day) Term Time Only
Closing Date: Friday 9th April 2021 at 5pm
Suggested start date: April / May 2021