Speech and Language Therapist (Permanent)

Vision for Education LtdLiverpool

Speech and Language Therapist (Permanent)


Vision for Education are looking to recruit a Speech and Language Therapist for an SEND school in Liverpool. The vacancy is a permanent position.

Vision for Education work exclusively with TES, the Times Educational Supplement – the biggest name in education in the world – supporting schools with their staffing needs.

The role

- To contribute to the planning and delivery of a communication strategy for a group/groups of students to enable and support their learning.

- To be responsible for the day to day implementation of agreed aims and programmes reflecting the ethos of the school, as a member of a trans-disciplinary team.

- To contribute professional knowledge and expertise to the team for a particular area, such as AAC.

- To support the budget and to make funding recommendations and requests to the Senior Leadership Team

- To ensure the learning environment is adequately resourced to:

  • promote independence
  • deliver the curriculum to ensure pupil learning and progress
  • maintain excellent standards of care
  • ensure health and safety
  • ensure compliance with policies and procedures

The school

The school is a brand new Primary SEND School in the heart of Liverpool. It is such an exciting time to join a passionate, inclusive and above all caring school.

The school provides a nurturing and stimulating education for pupils with special education needs (S.E.N), moderate learning difficulties (M.L.D.) or social, emotional and mental health difficulties. (S.E.M.H.) between the ages of 5 and 11 years.

The school believes everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life, regardless of their background or disability. The aim of their services is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for adults, young people and children.

The right candidate must have the drive to make a difference for our children and have the ambition


- To implement group and individual communication programmes in collaboration with the team and to be involved in associated planning and preparation and share expertise and knowledge.

- To be responsible for the integration of the school’s communication strategy to enable pupils to access the whole curriculum.

To assess, plan and implement low and/or high AAC pathways for children who require a communication strategy

- To develop and create AAC resources, delegating to others as appropriate

- Assessment of communication and oral skills needs for group /groups of pupils

- Demonstrate and model good facilitation to support eating and drinking, communication and access to the curriculum.

- To be responsible for implementing the eating and drinking policy and monitoring and advising on this area in collaboration with colleagues

- To work with management to develop the curriculum and communication elements throughout the school to achieve the outcomes of the School Development Plan.

- To be a member of a trans-disciplinary team of staff meeting all the pupils’ needs.

- To contribute to the development of the overall programme of the group.

- To write high quality reports.

- To contribute at Reviews and other relevant meetings and to liaise with parents/guardians and external medical services.

- To provide good standards of physical and emotional care

- To provide intimate care

- To ensure the physical environment is maintained to high standards of safety, hygiene and presentation.

- To share professional knowledge and participate in the staff training and development programme.

- To undertake such other duties as may be reasonably determined by the Principal

- The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This job description should not be seen as all encompassing, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any other responsibilities appropriate to the post as identified by the company.

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

- Qualified Speech and Language Therapist status and HCPC registration (Essential)

- Knowledge and experience of one key area: AAC; dysphagia; or young people with a neurological impairment (Desirable)

- High level of communication skills (written and oral) (Essential)

- Ability to assess pupils, make and explain recommendations, and source solutions (Essential)

- Ability to develop use of ICT (Essential)

- Experience of collaborative working with a range of professionals (Essential)

- Ability to be flexible, respond positively to change, and work effectively under pressure, deal with conflicting priorities and meet deadlines (Essential)

- Knowledge of cerebral palsy (Desirable)

Vision for Education are committed to safeguarding children and young people. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff we register will undertake thorough interviewing and referencing checks and hold, or be prepared to undergo, an Enhanced DBS check that must be registered on the Update Service.

About Vision for Education

Vision for Education are education recruitment specialists, and we work with schools to source them the best Teachers, Teaching Assistants and Support Staff possible. For us to do that, we need to speak to people like you. Whatever you subject or area of expertise, we will work with you to ensure that, not only are our schools supported, but that you are too!

What Vision for Education offer

As a valued employee of Vision for Education, you will receive:

- Excellent daily rates paid weekly by our in-house Payroll team using the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system.

- Guaranteed pay scheme (subject to availability and qualifying criteria).

- Pension contributions (subject to a qualifying period).

- Full compliance with AWR (Agency Workers’ Regulations), to make sure you get the pay and working conditions you are entitled to.

- FREE training to help with your professional development such as Team Teach, Autism Awareness and an online EduCare training package.

- Generous refer a friend or colleague bonus scheme.

- Access to a dedicated consultant, who will provide ongoing support.

How to apply

If you are someone who can enthuse, motivate and engage students and would like the challenge of working in a demanding and rewarding environment, then we want to hear from you.

Apply today via this website, or for more information about this role and other opportunities across Vision for Education, please contact Daniel on 0151 363 2266, or email daniel.curry@visionforeducation.co.uk.

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