48 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible, upon completion of all pre-employment checks with satisfactory results.

  • Closing date

    2 September 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    1 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Pastoral, health and welfare

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week. Term time + INSET days + 2 weeks in holidays

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Bucks Pay Range 7 £39,646 – £43,759 dependent on experience (NHS Band 6 equivalent)

What skills and experience we're looking for

All applicants must be registered members of both RCSLT and HCPC.

The successful candidate will be independently responsible for a caseload of pupils with complex needs. Qualification and experience in dysphagia is highly desirable, or a willingness to undertake training in this area. Relevant training and supervision will be in place to support the development of dysphagia skills. We would welcome candidates with a particular interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC); Complex Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC); and/or Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD).

Therapists applying for a Band 6 or Band 7 role must have evidence of specialist knowledge, skills, and experience in relevant clinical areas.

Candidates need excellent communication and interaction skills, a high level of empathy, and a passion for providing speech and language therapy for children and young people with complex needs.

Please see Candidate Pack for further information.

What the school offers its staff

The Vale Federation of Schools incorporates Booker Park Primary Special School and Stocklake Park Secondary Special School, across 2 campuses. Booker Park School currently educates 241 pupils and Stocklake Park School 108 pupils, including a Sixth Form.

Our extensive facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, soft play centre, sensory, swing rooms, rebound trampoline, library audio suite and multiple outdoor activity and learning areas.

Based in Aylesbury, our schools are close to the town centre and local train stations, have excellent bus links and free on-site parking at all sites. We are offering the chance to become part of an amazing team with amazing opportunities.

Further details about the role

The role will include significant opportunities for meaningful direct work with pupils. Within the role, there will be opportunities to work collaboratively with teaching staff in classroom settings to integrate speech and language therapy recommendations (both communication, and eating and drinking) into daily classroom practice; and opportunities to deliver training for staff and parents on a range of topics.

Continuing Professional Development is actively encouraged, and the schools have a proactive attitude to training and development opportunities. Regular clinical supervision is in place for the SaLT team, and there is a commitment to evidence-based practice.

The Speech and Language Therapy Department is well resourced with it’s own budgets for training/CPD, and for equipment and resources. The department is equipped with a comprehensive range of assessments, specialist communication and clinical software, and therapy resources and equipment. The use of electronic and paper-based AAC is established within the school. Therapists are provided with their own laptops and are well-supported by the the on-site IT service.

There are many opportunities to work together with the large multi-disciplinary team, which includes Occupational Therapists, School Nurses, Music Therapy, and Physiotherapy.


Commitment to safeguarding

The Vale Federation of Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide two satisfactory references, undertake pre-employment checks including a health check and have a cleared Enhanced Disclosure & Barring check. An online search (including social media) will be carried out for all shortlisted candidates as part of our recruitment process.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@thevalefederation.com

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About Booker Park Community School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 11
School size
239 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01296 427221

Booker Park School is a special school meeting the needs of primary age pupils with a range of complex needs. These may include moderate or severe learning difficulties, autism, physical and other sensory disabilities, and sometimes challenging behaviour as a consequence of these difficulties. We look for all our young people to be successful learners enabling them to achieve in a caring and supportive environment. Together we work to provide the best that we possibly can to support all their unique learning needs.

Booker Park School is a member of the Vale Federation of Special Schools, together with the secondary school Stocklake Park, and its post-16 site Harding House.

Arranging a visit to Booker Park Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hsutherland@thevalefederation.com.

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