Speech and Language Therapist, Kent

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Milestone AcademyKent

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £21,171 based on Term Time + 2 weeks (FTE £24,476)
Contract term: Permanent

About the role: Are you at the beginning of a thriving career in Speech and Language Therapy? Or perhaps you already have a wealth of experience and are keen to be part of a collaborative and highly experienced team?  

Milestone Academy has a fantastic opportunity and are seeking a specialist Speech & Language Therapist to join and enhance the work of their already established and successful team who provide therapy within an outstanding special educational needs environment. The department benefits from incredibly strong leadership and this is a great opportunity for a therapist who is looking to make a contribution to the already diverse therapy team within the Academy. The succesful candidate will will be responsible for their own caseload and will work in partnership with colleagues to ensure delivery of a high quality service.

This role is ideal for those who have a real interest in working with children who have severe, profound and complex learning needs. Relevant training can be provided, particularly if you are seeking to gain experience in Dysphagia.

This role is full-time (37 hours per week) during Term Time plus 2 weeks.The actual salary offered for this position is £21,171 to reflect the term time working pattern, with a full-time equivalent salary equivalent to Band 5 (£24,476).  This is an ideal role for those who wish to take advantage of the school holidays. 

What are we looking for in you? As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate/evidence the following:

  • RCSLT recognised degree/diploma and a registered member of RCSLT
  • Membership if the Health Professionals Council
  • Experience of assessment and management of complex communication needs
  • Experience of alternative and augmentative communication systems
  • A commitment to multi-disciplinary/agency working
  • Experience of working in a school setting (particularly special schools is desirable but not essential)

In return, we can offer:

  • Clinical supervision
  • Excellent CPD opportunities
  • Dysphagia training (if required)
  • The chance to join an Outstanding Special School
  • The chance to be part of a wider successful multi-academy Trust, sharing best practice in every way possible

Please consult the Job Description for further information.

Working for Milestone Academy: Milestone Academy is an 'Outstanding' School for children aged 2-19 with profound, severe and complex learning difficulties.  We are a friendly, aspirational Academy, part of a highly successful Multi-Academy Trust made up of Primary and Secondary mainstream schools. We are equipped with state of the art facilities including well maintained outdoor learning environments, an on-site hydrotherapy pool, first class sensory learning space and a thriving arts department.  We may well be one of the largest schools of its type in England but rest assured that each student is extremely well known by the adults in their class.

Our positions (both teaching and support) suit those with SEN experience and those looking to move from mainstream settings to work with pupils with SEN (specialist SEN training and support will be provided).  As long as your passion for helping our pupils is present, we can help you to develop the necessary skills and better the lives of our students. 

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. 

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.  Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust. 



More about Milestone Academy
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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 19 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Ash Road, New Ash Green, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8JZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1474 709420
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Welcome to Milestone Academy, part of Leigh Academies Trust. We are a proud school serving students aged 2-19 with Special Educational Needs. Each day our students bring their own unique energy into their school. In turn we ensure that they rece...