Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people with Autism in an education setting? Are you committed to hearing the voices of young people who regularly go unheard? Do you have drive, energy and ambition?
We have an exciting opportunity for dynamic, enthusiastic Speech and Language Therapists, who share our vision for young people with autism, to contribute to the planning, adaptation, monitoring and reporting of pupils’ personalised plans, enabling them to access learning and activities in wider community. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team consisting of various specialists who contribute to learning plans and targets, drawing on various expertise.
All posts will gain access to high quality in-house CPD opportunities, as well as benefitting from access to external training appropriate to the role. Regular Clinical Supervision will form part of the role to ensure that staff is supported in the development of their skills and keeping up to date on current practice and research within the field of AHP.
The role of the Speech and Language Therapist involves
- providing direct SALT sessions to College Learners with speech and language therapy on their study programme and for those with identified need (such as from internal referrals)
- assessing and reviewing Learner’s speech, language and communication needs in line with the Ambitious College assessment cycle
- using specialist knowledge to recommend and develop appropriate and individualised aids and adaptations to support speech, language and/or communication
- working with other professionals within the trans-disciplinary team to plan, implement and evaluate targets, goals/programmes related to OT needs for relevant Learners
- working with other professionals within the trans-disciplinary team to provide advice and guidance on the development of employability skills and access to work placements opportunities
- developing and managing SALT resources and ongoing assessment of any equipment resource needs and inform the College Principal of these needs
- ensuring that SALT targets have contextual fit to the Learner’s needs and are applicable/functional to them beyond the College environment
- demonstrating through practice an understanding and personal commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young and vulnerable people.
The successful candidate will have
- Professional Qualified Speech and Language Therapy qualification to degree level
- HCPC registration
- Registered member of RCSLT
- Evidence of post registration training within defined clinical area of expertise (ASD)
- Knowledge of assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating treatment, complying with professional and departmental standards
- Experience of using clinical reasoning skills and setting appropriate goals in complex cases
- Demonstrable experience working with young adults
- Demonstrates a commitment to Evidence Based Practice (EBP)
- Specialist knowledge and experience of assessing and working with people with autistic spectrum disorder
- Specialist knowledge and experience of a range of treatment techniques, SALT models and approaches in adults with ASD and/or complex needs
- Specialist knowledge of designing and/ adapting AAC methods to suit the needs of individuals
- Experience of working in a range of settings including within a College and/or Community setting
- Experience of working collaboratively within a trans-disciplinary team
- Knowledge and experience of the impact of disability on their family and their wider community
- Commitment to work collaboratively with the trans-disciplinary team and demonstrates a commitment to working using the principals of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
Based at our West Thames College campus in Isleworth, you will work alongside a team of professionals to support our learners to achieve outstanding outcomes.
For further details on how you can make a difference and to find out what we have to offer please visit our website.
Closing date: Sunday 23 July 2017
Ambitious about Autism is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview candidates with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role as detailed under the person specification.
If you would like to come and visit us, have any recruitment related questions or would like to discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may need as part of your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Faima Begum in our Recruitment Team on 0208 815 5444.
Please note this post is a designated customer facing role under the fluency duty and requires a specified level of spoken English as stated in the person specification.
Ambitious about Autism is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.