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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 November 2023


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Yes, visa sponsorship available

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Permanent, 37 hrs per week, term time only or full time all year round (open to negotiation)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£44,000 to £50,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

Essential Criteria:

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a Speech and Language Therapist with additional training and experience of working with children with special educational needs and disabilities and their families.

  • Previous experience of working with children with special educational needs and disabilities in an educational context including early years to KS5.

  • Demonstrable experience of working with children who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and may have additional Sensory Processing Disorders: HI: VI.

  • Experience working with children with complex needs such as ADHD and ASD. This may also include children who may use alternative forms of communication.

  • Training and experience working with children with challenging behaviours.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge and understanding of working within a culturally diverse community.

  • Ability to develop effective strategies to engage hard-to-reach families.

  • Experienced in delivering training to professionals.

  • Experience of liaising effectively with relevant agencies, including health professionals.

  • Experience of monitoring and evaluating for improvement.

  • Current member of the HCPC and eligible for membership to the RCSLT.

Desirable but not essential:

Be familiar with and or trained in;

  • Training in mealtime difficulties and dysphagia management

  • Makaton Sign Vocabulary

  • ELKLAN (Supporting Children with SLD or similar)

What the school offers its staff


Local government pension scheme

Co-op staff discount and other benefits

Further details about the role

Are you an experienced Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) with the enthusiasm and motivation to work with children with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities, including autism?

These unique and brand new opportunities allow you to work alongside committed school staff in a range of schools across the Trust in all the communities we serve. We aim to deliver an outstanding school experience to children with special educational needs and disabilities and their families. Many of our communities are the most deprived in the North of England.

Commitment to safeguarding

Co-op Academies Trust as an aware employer is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust on its behalf. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. We value variety and individual differences, and aim to create a culture, environment and practices at all levels which encompass acceptance, respect and inclusion. All our colleagues are expected to demonstrate a commitment to co-operative values and principles.

Applying for the job

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About The Co Operative Academies Trust

Multi-academy trust

School Details

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Academy, ages 11 to 18
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861 pupils enrolled
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11 to 18

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215 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

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