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St Rose's School

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St Rose's School
Stratford Lawn

Tel: 01453 763793

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Full time hours:  – 37 hours/week Term time only plus inset days.
Days/Times:  5 days per week
Qualifications:   Recognised degree in SLT, member of RCSLT, registered with HCPC
Experience:   Newly qualified or 1 years’ experience
Starting Date:   1st September 2022
Status: Permanent

An exciting opportunity to work in a friendly and rewarding environment for a professional who is looking for term-time only position and variety within their working role.  

Speech and Language Therapist required to work in a lively environment with a friendly, well-established and highly specialist multi-disciplinary team.

St Rose’s school and St Martin’scollege is an exceptionalorganisation which specialises in the education, therapy and care of students with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex physical and sensoryneeds and autism.

We are looking to grow our speech and language therapy team due to increasing student numbers.

We require a Band 5Speech and Language Therapist who:

• Is passionate about supporting young people and delivering therapy to students who have a range of speech, language and communication needs.
• Is keen to learn and develop a specialism in areas such as AAC, complex physical and sensory needs including visual and hearing impairments, autism and learning disability.
• Wants a rewarding, varied and interesting caseloadsupported by a supportive multi-disciplinary team.
• Has outstanding communication and teamwork skills.
• Is creative, dynamic and committed to excellence.

We are a warm and friendly school and college and value the health and wellbeing of our staff. We have a strong commitment to support staff in continuing their professional development and we offer many ways to achieve this. Our staff enjoy a strong sense of community and professional support, as well as a lively and cheerful environment to work in.   In addition, there are many other benefits for staff, including a central Stroud location with easy access to buses and trains; on-site parking, attractive grounds, low-cost lunches and subsidised nursery places.

Candidates will require an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references prior to taking up the post.   

Applications should be made by application form only.  CVs will not be accepted.     

For an informal conversation about the position or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Katherine Marchant, Lead Therapist, on the number in the contact details.

For an application form and job description please email by clicking on Apply Now or call the number in the contact details.

St Rose’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, and volunteers, to share the same commitment.

This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Job Description

Responsible to:

Lead Therapist

Job Scope and Objectives

To provide a speech and language therapy (SLT) service to students at St Rose’s and St Martin’s enabling them to access education and maximise their communication potential in all aspects of school and college life

Clinical Responsibilities

• To carry out clinical observations and assessment, to contribute to the assessment and managementof a wide range of language and communication difficulties in children and young people from 5-25 years of age.

• To manage a designated student caseload, prioritising individual needs whilst ensuring that requirements of EHCPs are fulfilled.

• To carry out SLT interventions in a variety of settings, including classes and residential settings, seeking guidance and supervision from senior therapists as required.

• To use communication, reasoning and negotiation skills to establish a therapeutic relationship with students, managing barriers to communication.

• To encourage the social and emotional health and wellbeing of students.

• To utilise opportunities throughout the school day to promote communication strategies and approaches across the school, modelling these approaches for all staff and evaluating the impact on students.

• To maintain accurate and up to date documentation of all intervention with students in line with RCSLT, HCPC, legal and departmental requirements.

• To organise and prepare activities and equipment to enable students to participate in SLT interventions.

• To liaise with SLTs and SLT assistants to feedback results of observations and therapy programmes, to analyse the response to treatment, and development of the student’s skills, and discuss any possible changes.

• To work collaboratively and openly with professional colleagues in other services.

• To be aware that a student may not be able to co-operate or comply in an activity and may present with behaviour that challenges.  To form productive relationships with students who may be under stress and/or have challenging communication difficulties.

• To develop the communicative environment and support and develop student’s communication skills.

• To recognise potential communication barriers or conflict when they occur, and seek advice and support to resolve these issues, this may relate to working with an individual student, member of staff or family.

• To plan use of time effectively and ensure quality of service delivery.

• To use IT resources effectively to produce AAC materials (symbols, photos) to support students’ communication.

• To develop skills in implementing appropriate hardware and software for high tech AAC

• To develop resources to facilitate the implementation of therapy interventions.

• To contribute to identifying, planning and delivering formal in-house training, for appropriate clinical areas.

• To work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team to set student targets and monitor student progress.

• To contribute to risk assessments for individuals.

• To contribute to Support plans, Education, Health and Care plans and to liaise with Health, Education and Social Services personnel and other agencies to ensure best management for each child and young person.
• To provide advice, including written reports, to others regarding management, care and needs of children and young people on the caseload

• To contribute to the Multi-Disciplinary Team, liaising with and working alongside other health professionals and education staff as required.

• To maintain regular liaison with staff, and regular team meetings and feedback for reflection and planning.

• To attend EHCP reviews, parents’ evenings and other opportunities for parent/ carer liaison.

• Communicate effectively and sensitively with children, young people colleagues, parents and carers.

• To attend meetings as the SLT team representative where appropriate.

• To attend whole-school and department briefing meetings.

• To present and feedback clinical information to the SLT team, including outcome measures and case studies.

• Gather and collate information as required to support service evaluation.

• Keep up to date with the evidence base to ensure interventions are well informed.

• To follow relevant procedures/statutory requirements including health and safety, safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, SEN procedures, and other legal frameworks.

• To be responsible for the safety, care and maintenance of all equipment to ensure standards of infection control and safety are maintained.

Professional Development:

• To actively engage in clinical supervision and be aware of ones own clinical competence, seeking support as required.

• To participate in and ensure that all required mandatory training is up to date.

• To participate in performance and development review, ensuring the objectives set reflect the line manager and the therapy team development plans, and to be responsible for carrying out the agreed objectives

• To attend relevant courses and in-service training identified during performance management meetings in order to further develop skills in implementation and knowledge of therapy procedures and interventions.

• To monitor and develop own performance, aiming to achieve and maintain a high standard of service provision.

• To participate in duties and programmes during student break and lunchtimes as required.
• Any other duties falling within the scope of the post as directed by the Principal.

Vision and Ethos:

• Ensure that the values of the Organisation, its aims, policies and plans are followed in line with the vision and ethos of the Trustees and the Governing Body.
• Be aware of and engage with the vision, mission and aims as a Catholic educational and residential community.
• Ensure you are familiar with the ethos and vision of the Organisation and that these are embedded in the day-to-day work.
• Value and respect all beliefs and religious affiliations, ensuring that the School and the College is a genuine community and as such includes all its members in its spiritual life.
• To work as part of the therapy team, attending Therapy meetings, multidisciplinary meetings and organisational based meetings.
• To engage and participate in In Service training days
• To follow evidenced based person-centred therapy models using agreed outcome measures.
• Know the structure of the school and college, understanding the role of the Governing Body and Trustees.
• Contribute towards the accountability of CQC, Ofsted, the Diocese of Clifton (with regard to Section 48 inspections) and all its funding bodies.

Special notes or conditions

1. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The post will be subject to DBS check to satisfy safeguarding requirements
2. The post holder will be required to fulfil their role adhering to St Rose’s Safeguarding policy and report any concerns in line with this to the Designated Safeguarding Lead or relevant body
3. To fulfil duties and use of equipment, the post holder will need to adhere to the St Rose’s Acceptable Use policy
4. Strict confidentiality should always be observed in line with our Confidentiality policy.



Closing date for applications: 6th July 2022 Interview Date TBC

Salary: Band 5 (Spine points 9-11) £25,655-31,534 pay rise pending

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