Speech and Language Therapist (Level 2)

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With around 1250 passionate and committed staff, we deliver high quality services across a spectrum of age, need and ability.

Norwood is as devoted to our staff as we are to the people we look after. We offer a strong career progression, training and support to improve your skills. We have a range of care homes across London, and a major centre in Berkshire, plus our Head Office in North London.

Each and every role in Norwood is an essential part of the vital support services we offer.

Job Description

Are you a Speech and Language therapist looking for your next career move?

Are you motivated by being able to make a real difference to people's lives?

Do you want to work for a leading charity and be part of an experienced team, who offer plenty of support and CPD opportunities to help you so you can help others?

If that's yes, then Norwood is looking for a Speech and Language therapist based in North-West London, and that person could be you.

You will have the opportunity to work with children who have a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties and needs.

You will be empowered to design and deliver therapy programmes working collaboratively with school staff and parents, putting you in a strong position to see the huge benefits your actions can have on the children and the families you support.

Norwood's careers in therapy are exceptionally rewarding and with exciting plans for the future, now really is the best time to choose a career with Norwood.

For the job specification please see below:

1. Provide assessment and appropriate advice and intervention, both to individuals and groups at our centres and at schools in the North-West London area, with respect to children with a wide range of speech, language and communication difficulties and needs.

2. Promote evidence based practise and the use of outcome measures.

3. Design and model the delivery of therapy programmes to school staff and parents.

4. Support and facilitate school staff and parents in the delivery of therapy programmes.

5. Offer whole school advice, strategy/planning with support from senior therapist.

6. Be part of our multi-disciplinary team, liaising, co-ordinating and planning work with other professionals in the service, attending and contributing to team and staff meetings and training as required.

7. Provide peer supervision

8. Maintain good liaison with local health and educational

authorities concerning mutual clients, including visiting schools and attending review meetings as appropriate.

9. Demonstrate an awareness of the specific cultural and religious needs of Jewish children and their families and where necessary to act as an advocate on their behalf to local health and educational authorities.

10. Deliver training/workshops to parents/carers and professionals as required.

11. Represent and act as a contact and spokesperson for the service and handle basis queries.

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The Details

Salary:
£30,600
Hours:
35
Job Type:
Permanent
Reporting To:
Therapies Manager - Speech & Language Therapy
Location:
Hendon / Hackney – Kennedy Leigh And Hackney
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Who Norwood Supports
 

Experience

Essential

Proven experience in paediatric work including: .

Proven of working in educational settings.

Proven experience of working with children with special educational needs.

Experience of treating pre-school and school aged children with speech, language and communication difficulties.

Write concise reports independently reflecting high level of knowledge.

Work as member of the team and independently.

Experience in running groups, delivering training, use of IT for therapy.

Desirable

children who have:.

•MLD.

•Autistic Spectrum Disorders.

•Specific Learning Difficulties.

•Experience of supervising staff or managing teams.

•Experience in:.

oRunning groups.

oDelivering training.

oUse of IT for therapy .

•Experience with multi-disciplinary working.

 

Qualifications

Essential

Degree/Diploma in Speech & Language Therapy .

Registered member of The Royal College of Speech & Language Therapist/Occupational Therapy and member of Health and Care Professions Council.

To keep up to date with own CPD.

Desirable

Attendance at clinical training courses and membership of Special Interest Groups.

 

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

To be conversant with the provision of speech and language therapy within an educational framework in terms of legislation, IEP's and effective classroom strategies.

Knowledge of the SEND Code of Practice.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to maintain therapeutic relationships on a professional basis.

Ability to keep accurate records of therapy work.

Prioritise the safeguarding of vulnerable children. .

Ability to manage/deal with complaints sensitively , report them to line manager avoid escalation where possible.

Demonstrable strong ability to reflect on practise with peers and supervisors and identify own strengths and developmental needs.

Be able to explain the role of SLT to visitors, volunteers and students.

Excellent planning, prioritising and organisational skills.

Desirable

Basic Hebrew or Yiddish.

Experience of managing successful and committed team.

A mature understanding of family dynamics.

Ability to keep accurate records of therapy work.

Good understanding of multi-disciplinary approach.

Demonstrate an awareness of the specific cultural and religious needs of Jewish children and their families and where necessary to act ass an advocate on their behalf to local health authorities and educational authorities.

Demonstrate clinical effectiveness by use of evidence based practice and outcome measures.

 

Personal

Essential

Maintain sensitivity to the emotional needs of children and their families .

Ability to assess a child's speech and language needs.

Ability to be innovative and self-motivated.

Ability to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues as wells as with professionals in other organisations.

Ability to work flexibly within various settings.

Willingness to learn and incorporate new ideas.

Flexibility and Willingness .

to work across Hendon and Hackney.

Willingness to attend evening meetings as and when required.

Ability and confidence to offer training to parents, staff and community groups.

Driving licence and access to own car.

Desirable

Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Ability to function independently at all levels.

 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a Two Ticks accredited employer, this means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

 
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