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Developing Specialist and Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (2 posts) - Oak Lodge School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

36 hours per week (other hours will be considered)
Term time only (39 weeks)

We have two SaLT posts to join the therapy team at Oak Lodge School, an innovative and successful school in Balham, London.  You would be part of a team consisting of Speech and Language therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy. The therapy team also work in collaboration with a very supportive teaching staff.

Band 6/7 - Highly Specialist SaLT in Deafness 1.0  WTE

The Therapy Team is looking for a highly skilled and innovative speech and language therapist with some experience in working with D/deaf children and young people. You will require a minimum of 5 years’ experience as an SaLT and preferably have a minimum of Level 2 BSL, or be willing to work towards this.

In addition to organising and managing your own caseload, you will take the lead for some areas of service delivery, as well as supporting junior therapists.  

Band 5/6 Developing Specialist SaLT in Deafness 1.0 WTE

The Therapy Team is looking for a skilled and innovative speech and language therapist with experience in working in a range of settings who is keen to further develop specialist skills in Deafness and SCLN.

You will require a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a SaLT and have, or be willing to learn, BSL up to Level 2.

You will organise and manage your own caseload; whilst receiving regular supervision from the team. You will have opportunities to work closely with colleagues within the team.

You will be a member of the RCSLT and HCPC who has an interest working with D/deaf and/or SCLN students, within a school setting. The right candidates would preferably have some experience of working with D/deaf children, dysphagia and/or AAC. The ability to use BSL would be a distinct advantage, however the opportunity to learn BSL will be part of the training, as required.

Oak Lodge provides education for D/deaf students and for students whose primary difficulties are linked to language and communication. As students present with a range of learning, communication and language issues, sign language (BSL and English with sign (EWS), spoken language and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) methods are applied as appropriate to meet the needs of all our students. The position involves assessment, delivery of therapy, training and close working with teaching staff, parents/carers and other professionals to promote language and communication development across the curriculum. There is also involvement in pre-entry assessment for students transferring into the school.  

You will need to have:

  • Experience of working with children with a range of communication needs.
  • Knowledge of core assessment and intervention approaches for children.
  • The ability to work closely and effectively in partnership with school staff, parents and others in order to support children.
  • The ability to devise, implement and review therapy plans.
  • Knowledge of current intervention policies, practice and national drivers.
  • The ability to work within a team, flexibly and under sometimes challenging conditions
  • Enthusiasm, imagination and initiative.

The school will provide all necessary training to fulfil the job description, time allowance to attend relevant training and special interest groups (SIG). There will also be regular supervision as part of your ongoing CPD requirements.

Developing Specialist Speech and Language Therapist: This is a permanent post.  Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  The full time equivalent salary range will be from £24,717 SCP8 - £37,491 SCP31 (equivalent to NHS band 5/6). 

Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist: This is a permanent post.  Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  The full time equivalent salary range will be £31,170 SCP21 - £43,599 SCP37 (equivalent to NHS band 6/7). 

For an application pack & further information, please visit the school’s website www.oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk or contact Judy Lamprecht (Head of Language, Therapy and Audiology) on 0208 673 3453 or email by jlamprecht@oaklodge.wandsworth.sch.uk

The Job Descriptions and Person Specifications can be downloaded below.  

Closing date: 03 December 2020
Interviews proposed for: week commencing 07 December 2020

The school is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children and young adults; if successful, you will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  

Oak Lodge School
101 Nightingale Lane,
London SW12 8NA


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