Speech and Language Therapist (Chaffinch Brook)

Post responsible to: Headteacher

Type of school: SEN Provision 

Age range: KS3 - KS4 

Grade: Band 6 Equivalent.  Salary negotiable based on experience.

Contract: 1 year fixed term

Hours: 36 hours per week (Term time plus INSET days )

London Local Authority: London Borough of Croydon

Closing Date: Ongoing until sufficient shortlist has been established

Interview Date: TBC

Start Date: As soon as possible

The Beckmead Trust is an expanding learning and nurturing community for young people, with Educational Health Care Plans and various types of additional needs across various sites. We are seeking a qualified Speech and Language Therapist to join our team at Chaffinch Brook School.

Chaffinch Brook School is a special school for children aged 5 - 16 with Autism and related challenging behaviour. All of our students have social and communication difficulties which have seriously impacted on their ability to learn and function in schools; they also lack confidence and motivation and many have delays in basic skills.

The ethos of the school is one of nurture and positivity; every child is valued and encouraged to achieve, and it has a whole school communication-friendly approach.The post holder will be responsible for the provision of specialist interventions and assessments using evidence based / client centered practice and developmental principles to assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions and treatment programmes.

The school curriculum is underpinned by the principle of establishing meaningful communication for pupils of different abilities and the speech and language therapist will have an integral part to play in developing this ethos. The post holder will be an active member of the multidisciplinary team working alongside the class teams.

We are seeking someone who is qualified:

          ● BSc (Hons) Speech & Language Therapy / Diploma in Speech & Language Therapy

          ● Registered with the Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists and HPC

As part of the Beckmead Trust, our ethos involves close collaboration with specialist and mainstream schools, outside specialist agencies with enhanced knowledge of our children’s needs and the private, voluntary and charity sectors within the communities in which we work.

If you share our vision of Love, Flourishing, Community and Social Justice. and if you have a desire to make a real difference to the lives of children in Croydon, we would welcome an application from you.

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff and volunteers, as well as those who work on the premises, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance to include the ability to participate in Physical Intervention and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

All applications should be submitted on The Beckmead Trust Application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

All enquiries and completed applications should be sent to recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org