Following a period of growth, Springfields
Academy, Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an
experienced Speech and Language Therapist to join the School in Autumn 2023.
Post: Speech and
Academy, Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DS
FTE Salary Range:NJC Grade J, Point 21 – 23, £32,909
rising to a maximum of £34,723 per annum; pro rata for part time contract
Contract Type: Permanent, full time; term-time.
Contract Hours: 37 hours per week; Monday to Friday
The role of Speech and Language Therapist is an exciting role
working within our multi-disciplinary Therapy Team in close collaboration with
our existing SALT. The core purpose of the role is to provide expertise, advice and intervention
for a varied communication caseload, working both discreetly and embedded
within the educational environment across the academy.
It is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to work
with a range of pupils with varied communication profiles alongside education, therapy,
and care staff to embed communication interventions in the daily pupil
experience. This holistic therapeutic approach will ensure opportunities to
help pupils develop the communication skills for a ‘safe, independent life’.
You will be joining a happy, hardworking, and well-established
multi-disciplinary Therapy Team. A key strength of the Therapy Team is their
forward thinking, innovative approaches to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.
About the successful candidate
The role requires the successful
candidate to have an understanding/commitment to understanding the theories of
autism and their impact on communication for our pupils. They will have
knowledge of how communication interventions can be applied in practice to meet
individual need; in addition to creativity, flexibility, resilience, and a
commitment to meeting the communication needs of our pupils through innovative
What we are looking for:
- Someone with a passion for making
communication accessible for the autistic learner
- A child-centred practitioner who
responds to the individual needs of each child.
- A Speech and Language Therapist with
good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and
appropriate communication strategies to support pupils with this need.
- A creative and flexible therapeutic
approach that builds success through challenge, personalisation and innovation.
- The confidence and skills to build
positive relationships that help to break down barriers and build self-esteem.
- A commitment to enabling all our
pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential.
- Applications from newly qualified
therapists will be considered.
Springfields Academy builds safe
independent lives for autistic young people through support, understanding and
enablement from the ages of 5-19. We have 170 pupils attending our Calne site
and 40 pupils at our Satellite provision in Salisbury. The post of Speech and Language Therapist has
arisen due to the growth of our in-house Therapy team in response in an
increase in the complexity of pupil need.
Part of the excitement of working at
Springfields is the broad range of individuals that you will work with. Our
young people with autism may have sensory needs, speech and language
difficulties, or other conditions such as social, emotional and mental health
needs. A key aspect of working at Springfields is taking the time to get to
know pupils and their individual needs, and given their complexity, being able to
create a safe, stimulating and supportive communication environment is crucial.
What we can offer you:
- The opportunity to make a difference
to the lives of vulnerable young people with autism.
- The chance to build good working
relationships with pupils and staff through consistent working patterns.
- The opportunity to innovate
communication strategies and interventions to meet varied communication needs.
- A close-knit team of professionals who
work in a supportive and inspirational environment.
- An outstanding learning and therapeutic
- The opportunity to be involved in
- On-going, specialist professional
development including clinical supervision.
- A comprehensive CPD package with
opportunities for individual development.
- A commitment to ‘Healthy Working
Lives’ through a comprehensive trust Employee Assistance programme
- A work laptop
- Therapeutic working space within our
dedicated Therapy House.
South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of
England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 17 academies in Devon,
Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of
values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and
principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them
to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful
citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children
and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the
expectations that others put on them. We
do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order
to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated
staff across all parts of the organisation.
we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values,
are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their
school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional
If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at
this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the
position, please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07759365064 or
emailing us at email@example.com. Or contact
Rachel Barnes, Office Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: for applications is Sunday 29th October 2023
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for week commencing 6th November 2023
To apply for
this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking
‘apply now’ on the advert.
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the
closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.
Opportunities and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career
progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance
Programme with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have
high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for
the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards
our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and
training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South
Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools,
work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of
e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and
promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and
volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal
Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to
complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form
Please note that Reach South Academy
Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider
applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching
Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide
the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.