National Star is a national charity that works predominantly with 16-25 year olds with a wide range of complex disabilities, rated Outstanding by OFSTED in 2017 & Outstanding by CQC (Care Quality Commission) in 2018. At our core is the delivery of a number of specialist educational programmes ranging from broad life-skills to employment skills. These programmes are a mix of residential & day provision that are delivered currently across locations in Ullenwood, Nr Cheltenham, Gloucester, Hereford, Malvern & in Mamhilad, South Wales.
Due to continued growth and development, the SLT department in Ullenwood are looking to recruit Speech and Language Therapists to join our experienced team. As part of this diverse and interesting role you will work in our fantastic environment that is very well resourced to support the delivery of high quality therapy. This role will include close multidisciplinary working with our Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Education, Nursing and Residential teams.
You will have an interest in working with people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disability; Autistic Spectrum Disorder; physical disability and/or Acquired Brain Injury; and experience of providing direct and indirect therapeutic support in a range of settings. A knowledge of Alternative and Augmentative Communication, Makaton and/or Intensive Interaction is highly desirable. You will be responsible and accountable for the management of learners within a personal caseload; including assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of therapy programmes for learners with complex communication needs, to support their development and learning across all elements of their Curriculum. You must be able to use and interpret a broad range of formal and informal assessment methods; demonstrate your professional knowledge, underpinned by current evidence-based practice; maintain concise clinical notes; and refer students to other agencies as appropriate. You must hold a recognised Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists degree level qualification; and membership of The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.
We have a full time / term time permanent vacancy as well as a full time / term time fixed term role from September 2021 – July 2022. Please state your preference on your application. You may be asked to undertake weekend and evening activities as required .
At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an ‘Outstanding’ from Ofsted.
Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.
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