Head of Speech and Language Therapy

Location Poole
Discipline: Nursing & Healthcare, OT / SaLT
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £40,057 - 45,839 per year + FTE
Contact name: Medical Team

Contact email: medical@careerline.co.uk
Job ref: OS 261
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 19/05/2022

Head of Speech and Language Therapy - Poole, Dorset
NHS Equivalent Band 7 (FTE £40,057 to £45,839 pro rata, dependent on experience)
Minimum 28 hours per week

Following an internal restructure, an exciting new opportunity has arisen to expand and build our client's Speech and Language Therapy Department. They need a skilled, enthusiastic and motivated person to lead their Speech and Language Therapy department.  Our client is a school for students aged 3-19 with primarily physical and medical needs and associated learning difficulties in Poole, Dorset. They are a fully inclusive and integrated school that inspires and creates a wonderfully calm and nurturing environment. Working with them can provide you with exciting career development and training opportunities. You will receive a comprehensive induction programme, access training, regular supervision and further develop a range of opportunities for CPD. They also offer excellent holidays, as well as a pension plan.
In return, you will join a supportive, friendly and experienced team and an organisation with strong core values and a commitment to professional development, including in-service training and opportunities to gain further qualifications.  The post holder will be responsible for managing the Speech and Language Therapy department as well as planning and delivering assessments and interventions to children with a variety of developmental disorders. You will provide training for the Speech and Language Therapy team as well as staff throughout the school. You will work closely with families and with other professionals to provide an excellent quality of care and to act as a source of information, support and advice.
Ideally you will have experience of working with children either in a special school or within paediatric speech and language therapy setting. Preferably you will have post-graduate qualifications in Dysphagia.  If you are passionate about working with young people and their families, using an integrated therapy and education approach and are looking to manage a developing department; we look forward to welcoming your application!
Essential Qualifications
·Diploma or degree in Speech and Language Therapy
·HCPC registered
·Experience working with children & young adults
·Supervision of Junior SaLT staff.
·Post graduate qualification in Dysphagia
For full details, please apply online or call 01227 780888