Senior Speech and Language Therapist for a successful new school in Abu Dhabi

Al Karamah SchoolAbu Dhabi

We are looking for an outstanding Senior Speech and Language Therapist.  This is an excellent opportunity to develop your career in the first autism school in Abu Dhabi.

Al Karamah School and Training Institute is a high-profile school for Emirati students, offering world-leading education and behavioural care.  Based in Abu Dhabi, our aim is to make a real and lasting difference for every young person we support.  The School will cater for children and young people on the autistic spectrum, aged 3 to 25, who range from low to high functioning.

We have a strong track record of creating great, positive learning environments where young people are able to attain the highest educational, behavioural and personal outcomes, and are able to go on and have fulfilling lives and careers.

Al Karamah School opened in January 2019 and is designed drawing on our experience of creating a suitable environment which is attuned to child-centred learning.  With a dedicated therapy team at the school, you would have the opportunity to join a team focused on the best possible outcomes for each and every child.  

This is an opportunity for you to join a multi-disciplinary team who are focused on the best possible outcomes for each and every child.  We are looking for a dedicated and innovative Speech and Language Therapist with sound clinical knowledge and judgement who have experience working in ASC and education.  You will lead a teach of Speech and Language therapists, manage and coordinate individual plans for SaLT, maintain professional records and support staff across the school through holistic, multidisciplinary working.

We are deeply committed to the continuous professional development of our staff, and you will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, and well qualified team.  We believe the right candidates will find this post challenging, stimulating and rewarding.  

Benefits

  • You will be provided with a competitive employment package with tax free salary dependent on qualifications and experience
  • Good staff retention rates – The staff are happy at this school
  • Peer support to settle in
  • Access to strong formal CPD opportunities with UK links to universities offering qualifications through distance learning and informally working with SEN experts.
  • First class resources, soft play areas, swimming pool and new classrooms that are organised by ”stage not age”.
  • Small, well-resourced classes of 5 – 10 children grouped by levels and ability, with very high adult – teacher ratios

Essential requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Speech and Language Therapy
  • Registration with Health and Care Professionals Council
  • Meet the criteria to be licensed in Abu Dhabi Department of Health
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a related field, post qualification
  • Experience of working as a member of a team and evidence of the ability to work effectively with colleagues. 
  • Competent ICT skills and communication skills

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with children with autism 

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We will be shortlisting and interviewing in the coming weeks, and should you be asked to attend interview we will contact you to request further details.

Disclosure

Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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