SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPIST
FIXED TERM MATERNITY COVER CONTRACT
FLEXIBLE HOURS, 22.5 HOURS PER WEEK, TERM TIME ONLY.
Farney Close is a mixed independent residential special school for children aged 9 -18 who are in receipt of an EHCP because they experience a range of Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties. The school does however also support pupils who experience Asperger or Tourette’s Syndrome, Moderate Learning Difficulties, Dyslexia, Moderate Speech and Language Difficulties, Communication and Language Difficulties, or difficulties with Sensory Regulation. Situated on the A272 and the A23 intersection at Bolney, West Sussex, the school has an established and very successful reputation, achieving numerous outstanding and good Ofsted inspection judgements for educational and care provisions over the last decade.
The school are looking to recruit a qualified and experienced HCPC registered Speech and Language Therapist at band 6-7 pro-rata, on a fixed term maternity cover contract. The role involves comprehensive assessment of our young people and providing clear and detailed reports and intervention programmes in line with EHCP outcomes. Experience in supervising a SALT Assistant would be an advantage, as the successful candidate will be working as part of the friendly Education and Care teams, planning and implementing therapeutic strategies to support a wide range of speech, language and communication needs [SLCN]. This will be either on a one to one or small group basis. The post-holder will need to be flexible in their approach to ensure that they meet the individual needs of the students and have prior experience of working with SEMH pupils in the Secondary phase. An understanding of a residential setting would be beneficial.
The role is to work 22.5 hours per week during term time only. We are flexible with days worked and start and finish times. This fixed term contract is covering maternity leave and therefore may finish before December 2021.