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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£35,000.00 - £45,000.00 Annually (Actual)

Speech and Language Therapist job summary

Job Title: Speech and Language Therapist (full time)

DoWAT Central Team: Waxwell House, Pinner (schools are located across Hertfordshire and North London and a school base will be provided)

Pay Range: £35-45k depending on experience and qualifications (fixed term for 2 years Sept 2024-August 2026 in the first instance)

Directly reporting to: DoWAT SEND Lead

Key relationships: SENCos, teachers and teaching assistants within each school

Overall Job Purpose:

We are seeking to recruit a qualified and dedicated Speech and Language Therapist to join our newly formed central SEND team. The postholder will work with a range of leaders and teachers across our primary and secondary schools to best support pupils with speech or language needs.

As a Speech and Language Therapist, you will play a crucial role in enhancing communication skills and improving the quality of life for our pupils. The main purpose of this role is to reduce the barriers that Speech, Language and Communication needs (SLCN) present to children with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD).

The role will entail working closely with other education professionals and providing training on recognising and responding to SLCN. It is also important to work alongside the families of the children/ young people in order to provide tailored support.

The post- holder will also advise staff on changes that can be made to the child’s environment to help optimise their learning.

The post-holder will be responsible for assessing, diagnosing and treating children who have communication needs. They will be expected to provide therapy services to pupils according to their clinical needs and planning communication strategies for children who require them.

The role would also be best suited for an individual who has excellent communication, teamwork and organisational skills.

Key responsibilities:

Providing specialist therapy services using individual, joint, multidisciplinary, group and teacher directed sessions.

Management of children with physical disabilities, learning difficulties and complex needs.

Responsible for the assessment, planning and delivery of speech and language therapy services to pupils enrolled at the schools.

Monitoring children who have eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties to help them stay safe.

Writing social stories (helping pupils understand how to respond to a particular situation).

Ensuring that the pupil’s opinions are heard and advocacy is promoted.

To provide written documents needed at a professional level e.g. EHCP reviews

Integration of Speech and Language targets into the education curriculum as a part of each student’s individual support plans

Taking responsibility for keeping own knowledge and skills up to date and maintaining a portfolio of CPD.

Attending externally accredited training programmes (e.g. P.E.C.S and AAC).

To demonstrate knowledge of and adhere to RCSLT professional and clinical guidelines.


You must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This includes completing an HCPC- approved undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Speech and Language Therapy.

You are required to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent (at a grade 4/C or above). This includes Maths, English language and Science.

3 A-levels or equivalent (Desirable).

A successful DBS Check is required.

Experience of working in a school or similar environment: 2 years (required).

Professional Standards:

Every staff member is obligated to read, comprehend, and adhere to the existing Trust policies.

All staff members are mandated to keep their registrations current with the relevant professional bodies, such as HCPC


The post holder must be committed to their own professional development.

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and the successful candidate is expected to be flexible and proactive in meeting the needs of each school. This is a newly created position within the Trust, with scope for the post holder to shape the role and make it their own

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure and the post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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