We have an exciting opportunity for a Speech and Language Therapy Assistant to work as part of our therapy team. The ideal candidate will have experience working with Special Education Needs, will be organised, flexible and have excellent communication skills.
The following skills are desirable: budget management, writing notes, summarising assessment children’s details and conveying information to appropriate staff, delivering therapy, diary management, recording and analysing pupil target data. The candidate will need to be confident in using IT such as Microsoft Office.
Duties will include supporting the Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) during group therapy sessions, carrying out specific therapy programmes as directed by the qualified SALT, making and ordering new resources and assessments as required as well as completing allocated administrative tasks
- A supportive working environment.
- Small class sizes and the opportunity to work 1-1 with children where possible.
- Support from an enthusiastic and dedicated team of Therapy staff and Teachers who will work alongside you in the classroom. Our Speech & Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Integrated Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Nurse aim to maximise each child’s potential in a nurturing and supportive environment.
- Continued professional development.
- An opportunity to pursue a career in Speech and Language Therapy where applicable.
- Great staff benefits and a friendly nurturing environment.
The ideal candidate(s) will have:
- Relevant experience of working with young people with a diagnosis of Autism.
- Qualifications relevant to pursuing a career as a Speech and Language Therapist (e.g. undergraduate degree in a related field such as linguistics, psychology, or education).
- Should demonstrate knowledge of typical child development and have an understanding of communication difficulties.
- An understanding of the role of a Speech and Language Therapist and the wider multidisciplinary team (e.g. occupational therapy, education staff).
- An understanding of the triad of impairments related to Autism and how such difficulties may present (e.g. sensory sensitivities).
- Confidence, enthusiasm and a passion for learning.
- Excellent English skills (clear written and spoken English) along with good reading, writing and numeracy skills.
- The ability to build good working relationships with children, teachers, parents and carers.
- Experience of working with children with Special Education Needs (SEN), particularly children on the Autism Spectrum.
- Experience of working with children and the ability to manage groups of children and cope with challenging behaviour are desirable for the role.
- The ability to manage a small group of children with complex social communication needs.
- The ability to promote positive behaviour in a nurturing environment is essential.
The role is a Permanent, Term-Time only role.
Annual salary: Salary dependent upon experience
This role is subject to the relevant Safeguarding checks, which will include an Enhanced DBS check and right to work in the UK checks
To apply for this position please send your CV togeth with the application form and once complete return it to Tracy.Spencer@ltcharity.org.uk.