Speech & Language Therapist Band 5+

(Band 5: SC5/SC6 £26,543 - £31,728 FTE / Band 6+: SO1-SO2 £32,298 - £35,948 FTE)
Location: Wandsworth, SW17 7DF Hours: 3 days per week between 8:30am and 4.30pm, Term Time Only (39 weeks a year)

Closing Date: 04/12/2020


Job Description

Job Description – NCA Speech and Language

Person Specification

We are seeking a Speech and Language therapist who has the drive to develop and work with young people with challenging behaviour within a school context. This will need to include an integrative approach that is responsive to individual needs.

To be responsible for organising and delivering therapy services to children and young people attending the school. Nightingale Community Academy (NCA) is a special school that supports boys and young men with complex emotional and mental health needs, many of which have experienced trauma and multiple exclusions.

As well as delivering Speech and Language therapy sessions to the young people attending NCA, you will communicate with CAMHS and other therapists at the nearby Primary and Secondary PRU. This may include participating in Peer Supervision and reciprocal arrangements for one to one and group work.

Person Specification – NCA Speech and Language

Further Information

The Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) is a multi-academy trust, which became the sponsor of Nightingale Community Academy on 1st September 2016. The Trust is a specialist provider with a strong track record in contributing to improving the education offer for young learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

Since the start of the school in September 2016, the principal and his leadership team have shown a tireless determination to improve the education it offers. Their ‘no excuses’ approach means that nothing other than the highest quality of education is good enough (Ofsted February 2019).

Nightingale Community Academy caters for learners aged 5-19 who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health as their primary SEN need. Some learners also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, or other learning difficulties. At Nightingale Community Academy, we are committed to raising the expectations of our learner group, removing barriers to learning and delivering attainment at the highest level.

Application Guidance

To discuss the role please contact our school office on 0208 874 9096.

To apply for this role please click here.

Closing Date: Friday 4th December 2020

Interview Date: 10th and 11th of December 2020

Nightingale Community Academy and Orchard Hill College & Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

An Enhanced Disclosure (DBS) check will be processed for successful candidates.

OHC&AT aims to select staff on merit, irrespective of race, sex, disability, age or other protected characteristics. In order to monitor the effectiveness of our Equality Policy and recruitment procedures, we ask that all applicants complete an equal opportunities monitoring form.

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

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