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Speech & Language Therapist

Orchard Hill College, VPCSutton

Salary: Band 6: Professional Pay scale Spine point 25 – 30, FTE £34,627 - £41,004 per annum.

         This includes 40 days holiday, and we are happy to consider term time only or
               term time + 4 weeks working patterns as part of our flexible working offer.  

           Band 5:  We would welcome applications from newly qualified and band 5
               candidates looking to develop their experience in this area. 

Hours: 36 hours per week, all year around (Flexible working, Full time/Term Time Only/ Term Time plus 4 will be considered).

Location: Carshalton College Campus, Nightingale Road, Carshalton, SM5 2EJ

What makes working at OHC&AT uniquely rewarding is that we are a family of College centres and schools, fully representative of all designations of special education needs and disabilities and we are all passionately committed about putting the students and their individual outcomes at the heart of everything we do.  

The Integrated Services Team is highly valued by the college and plays an integral role in influencing the whole college’s direction and practice.  

You will be joining a College with an Outstanding Ofsted rating, and a successful Therapy team that works in partnership with lecturers/teachers and support staff to support our learners in accessing all aspects of the curriculum, as well as liaising with parents/carers and other external professionals and agencies.

The Speech & Language Therapy Team are passionate about:

• Working collaboratively with curriculum staff to provide a total communication environment throughout the student’s day

• Ensuring all students can communicate to their potential through the assessment and provision of appropriate AAC 

• Creating capable and enabling environments for within a Positive Behaviour Support framework

• Supporting the whole college with hearing the student voice, self-advocacy and the promotion of every student’s human rights 

• Ensuring all students are able to eat and drink safely 

• Working collaboratively with the rest of the Integrated Services team which comprises Occupational Therapy, Creative Arts therapists, Nursing, Physiotherapy and Positive behaviour support leads. 

We are looking for a Speech & Language Therapists to join us, so whatever your current band or level of experience, we would be delighted to hear from you.  As a family friendly employer we are happy to consider applications for part time working including term time, or job shares.  You are welcome to speak to our HR Department for further information prior to application.  

We can offer you:

• Line management and clinical supervision

• Clinical leads within each discipline to support your clinical development alongside opportunities for peer supervision and peer support. 

• A programme of continuing professional development

• A supportive team and opportunities to work creatively in a transdisciplinary way with occupational therapists, physiotherapists, arts therapies, nurses, speech and language therapists, therapy assistants and health care assistants. 

• Opportunities to develop skills and competencies in working with students with a range of ages and diagnoses within the academy trust

• 40 days annual leave for full time 

• Local Government Pension

• Being in a team who are implementing Positive Behaviour Support and working with the PBS Alliance schools and colleges networks

• Workplace research and clinical development

• Perkbox benefits package offering numerous discounts across stores, gyms, supermarket discounts, as well as supporting staff with their financial, physical and emotional well-being

We are looking for professionals who want to champion the voice and rights of people with learning disabilities and or Autism to live their best lives and reach their own personal potential in all areas of life.  

For more information or to arrange a visit to meet our students and to see why we are so proud of our work, please contact the Lead Speech & Language Therapist, Jane Johnson on 07909 843928 or 

To apply, please select Apply option to complete and submit your online TeS application. 

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing date:  Thursday 23 September 2021, 9 a.m. 

Interview:  Thursday 30 September 2021. 

Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applications from job seekers who require PBS sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-UK candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled UK candidate is available to take up the post.

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