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Speech and Language Therapist

FreshSteps Independent SchoolEnfield


Freshsteps Independent School is an OFSTED graded ‘outstanding’ independent alternative provision. The school caters for pupils aged 5-16 years who have SEMH / SEN. We have an exciting new opportunity available at our school as a Speech and Language Therapist.

The school has recently moved site and has invested in the construction of brand new classrooms, sports arena, gym area, library area and an indoor therapeutic, split level soft-play structure. The school is fully resourced and equipped and has a designated speech and language room, with assessments and resources for therapy.  The school also has a dedicated speech and language specialist teacher that you will be able to work in collaboration with. 

Our pupils have been referred from mainstream schools due to various needs including behavioural, low numeracy, literacy, speech and language and SEMH. They have wonderful personalities and enjoy the benefit of an engaging, hands-on learning style and adapted curriculum. The school believes that every student can realise their true potential with the right support and teaching. Therefore, it sets high standards for both pupils and staff.

The school received an ‘outstanding’ rating from OFSTED in its inspection in November 2017 and again most recently in its inspection in February 2020, stating that the school ‘inspires pupils to achieve more than what they believe they are capable of’.

In brief your role would involve

2 days per week - flexible

Performing Speech and Language Therapy assessments of clients with diverse presentations to identify needs and formulate intervention plans

Development and delivery of individualised intervention programmes and/or group sessions using your knowledge of evidence based practice

Evaluating client progress, reassessing and updating intervention programmes as required

Providing advice, information and training to staff, other members of the multi-disciplinary support/ clinical wellbeing team, commissioners and other agencies relevant to developmental language disorder (DLD), autistic spectrum disorders, learning difficulties, attachment difficulties, and conditions.

Key Skills Required

As a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, the following criteria are essential:

Recognised and relevant Speech & Language Therapy degree, HCPC and RCSLT registration

Knowledge of a range of assessment tools and evidence of skilled application

Experience of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency work within a range of settings

Previous relevant work experience with children

Experience with children who have SEMH needs is essential

Freshsteps is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to our safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practices across the school. Offers are subject to satisfactory references.

ALL positions at FreshSteps are on a self-employment basis. Successful candidates will be offered renewable yearly contracts (following a successful probation period) and support from our accountant to register with HMRC.

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